My very talented friend Shaun Hill can draw like no one’s business! This kid is so talented that he makes me want to cry. You know those people who are able to just pick up a pen and draw anything you ask them to? Well, he is one of them which means I love him and hate him all at the same time. Jealousy will do that to you.
Shaun runs a site called Bat Butt Supermarket where you can buy all sorts of awesomely designed things from t-shirts to patches to zines and he has just brought out edition 4 of his Bat Butt zine which features over 90 artists from around the world, including amazing illustrators who are some of my all-time favourites like Nina Torr, Hannah Shone, Maaike Bakker, Amber Smith, Jackfox, Megan Bird-Steyn, Imile Wepener and Shaun himself, just to name a few. This zine also comes with a CD made up of 12 local bands, some stickers, a few foldout posters, a couple of matchbooks and not one, but two books that hold all the amazing drawings.
This type of design makes me so happy because you can see all the love and care that has gone into making each pack. When you open up the envelope it comes in you’re presented with such amazing visual treats, it’s like getting a big person’s lucky packet sans the musk flavoured pink sweets.
If you’re a fan of all types of different illustration and design then do yourself a favour and order the deluxe edition of Bat Butt Zine number 4 – available at the end of February at only R325 ($25), which I think is an absolute steal for such a cool product that is jam packed full of really cool things.