Tough Year/Making the Best of It is a zine experiment: two zines in one!
The first zine, Tough Year, is a compilation of illustrations I did this year of anxieties and mental health struggles as stylized animals. The second is Making the Best of It: different stylized animals depicting qualities I like about myself, or attitudes I’m trying to get better at.
Tough Year/Making the Best of It is reversible. Once you have finished reading one zine, flip the booklet over to read the other!
Both zines feature 4 full-color illustrations (8 in total) and the booklet as a whole is 5″x5″. This zine debuted as part of the DC Zinefest Zirtual Zummer Zine Zelebration 2020 event!
In 2021, Tough Year/Making the Best of It was a finalist in the Broken Pencil Zine Awards for the Quaranzine category!