This was especially funny to me, because real life interactions were not like this for me, and probably isn't for most people. But it was also really depressing. For someone who isn't exactly known for charming the fellas, you would hope that at least a community like this would be easier for get your footing in the dating world. These websites have their advantages in making introductions easier, but it's still a total shitshow like real life. So I continued to feel a lot of pessimism and skepticism and negativity and constantly felt a nauseating combination of helpless, hopeless, and just plain creeped out.
I immediately thought that all of these experiences and feelings would make for great material for some project. Shortly there after, in keeping with my nature, I figured a zine would be the best way to communicate my thoughts and feelings about this stuff.
I pulled from a variety of artists and illustrators for inspiration for this zine. I really love the emotional honesty, sharp wit, and sincerity in the work of artists like Tracey Emin, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer and Courtney Love's lyrics in her band Hole, but I love the bold and colorful quality of work by illustrators like Mike Perry, Lea Maupetit and Emily Eldridge. So I decided I wanted the zine to have a confessional, honest quality with an exciting bold illustrations.