The Fanzine

The Zine
The Zine
The Zine
The Zine
The Zine

The Zine

To celebrate “The Queer Black Italian Experience” series we’ve started a crowfounding campaign, to contribute to the making of “Siamo qui”, a documentary by Progetto IO on the activities of the group. A group born with the desire to offer an exchange of information, tips, experiences and materials on gay-lesbian, trans * and bisexual migrant people (GLBTQ).

We’ve started crowdfunding with an initial donation, and we would love to ask you to join us in this project. For each donation made to the campaign, a zine will be gifted as a show of  gratitude. The special zine  we’ve created includes the original images and text created for this project, which are paired with artworks created by artists Weel Lee and Paris Terrell

You can support our campaign on Patreon

 

Weel Lee Bio: Zouzouo Williams Obrou aka Weel Lee is a 20-year-old Afro descendant Italian, born in Italy from Ivorian parents. He’s a graphic design graduate, but he considers himself a visual artist, working in the animation industry as illustrator and character designer. He’s also a dancehall and hip-hop dancer. He always wanted to be an artist and, even if he started as a self-taught artist, he’s now happy for how his path is evolving. He approached “The Zine” trying to make every collage unique, mixing photography and illustration in order to create an artwork that could be visually interesting.

OpticalAlchemy Bio: Paris Terrell aka OpticalAlchemy is a multifaceted visual artist born in Youngstown, OH, currently residing in Atlanta, Ga. Paris is a self-taught abstract artist that has an uncanny ability to express himself through collage design, an art that he views as a process of deconstruction and reconstruction. While not all of the work of OpticalAlchemy follows the exact style, there are a few common themes that can be found throughout his work including the use of geometric shapes, intense/psychedelic color pairing, minimalism, texture and last but not least the use of Black people as the primary subject/ muse.