Sunday, 26 February 2017

Future Fantasteek! No.18




Softback zine laser printed in colour on ivory paper. 
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Day-Glo cover, laser-printed in colour.
Brighton, February 2017, edition size of 30.



Is it even worth reading the news? Why aren't alternative facts lies?
who knows, this zine won't help you one little bit.
Featuring the Blue Bird of Happiness and Autocorrect.

Download to your on Kindle or e-reader (whatever they are).


Link to Future Fantasteek! ebook on Amazon

Great to see all the issues of Future Fantasteek! on display in the UWE Library this month.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Bodman, display by Steve Norton.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Future Fantasteek! Does Inktober 2016

I've just FINISHED Inktober 2016. The point being to make an image using ink every day during October and share of social media. There's a screen grab from Instagram below, I'll add the final images to this blog when it's all done and dusted. Here's a flick through my sketchbook...


 

My rules:
1. make image in sketchbook
2. only use black, white and red ink or felt pens
3. can add collaged elements ie. tape, paper, staples, stickers
4. can use rubber stamps I already have but only with black or red ink
5. show the materials used in the photos
6. stamp the date on the image

So here are the first batch as seen on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bateyjackie/

I'm also sharing them on Twitter
https://twitter.com/JackieBatey
@jackiebatey










Friday, 12 August 2016

Manchester Metropolitan University to house new zine collection


You'll notice from the photo that MMU have added a large selection of Future Fantasteek! to get their new zine collection underway, so you can now go a read them in Manchester.

Read more about the MMU collection here... http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/news/item-717/

"From artists books and poster collections, to Victorian ephemera and decorated papers: Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is a valuable resource for students and staff at Manchester School of Art. Now they are looking to further enhance the expansive works they house, by developing a collection of zines. MMU Special Collections will join institutions such as the British Library, the Tate, the Women’s Library and the Glasgow School of Art in being an institution to establish a zine collection, reflecting the ongoing interest and scholarship surrounding the ‘zine’ and its history." Extract from MMU website.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Review from the Bookartbookshop

I love this review from Jon Lander for the Bookartbookshop (London).
The 'nits of truth' final sentence is one of my favourites - up there with "A luxury in these times of garbage!" from The Bedeteca Lisbon, Portugal.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Future Fanatsteek! contribution to Spooky Woomb - The Heartbreak issue.

Future Fanatsteek! contributed to Spooky Woomb - The Heartbreak issue.
Edited by: Sprankenstein and Lorna-Leigh Harrington

Publishing Info:
UK 2016, Saddle stitched zine laser printed with card cover.
A5 portrait with 20 pages, Includes eyeball button badge.


My illustration is the hand holding the mobile phone (below).


More double-page spreads...

Featured artists in this issue are:
Lorna-Leigh Harrington; Sprankenstein; Sarah Cochrane; Chloe Dowsett; Rheo Santana
Sophia Maria; Jackie Batey; Zoe Jackson; Alex Pook-Leary; Nessa Finnegan

Link to Spooky Woomb Blog: http://spookywoomb.tumblr.com/

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Future Fantasteek! now in MMU

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Confia16 - presentation about art-zines

I was really pleased to get my paper about art-zines accepted for Confia16.
The conference is on illustration and animation and this year its venue was the
lovely TEATRO GIL VICENTE in Barcelos, Portugal.
(I'll add a link to my paper, when it becomes available).

My presentation title:
Satirical zines about computers, apps and social media: Art-zines from the Zineopolis Collection. 





For more on Confiahttp://www.confia.ipca.pt/

Monday, 30 May 2016

A luxury in these times of garbage!

"A luxury in these times of garbage!"
Best comment ever from 
The Bedeteca Lisbon, Portugal.

So, you can now read several issues of Future Fantasteek! in Lisbon.
https://bedeteca.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/future-fantasteek/


Photo courtesy of 
The Bedeteca Lisbon
"The Bedeteca Lisbon continues to receive fanzines, zines and other copyright publications. The more regular these days is the British  Future Fantasteek! , English illustration zine Jackie Batey , that this number 14 reminds horse meat walking in our processed food. Viva Capitalism, mate ! Are also old numbers this title available for consultation in the third room Bedeteca in that room full of journals and "aperiodic-zinescos" after all is the only public institution (and private?) That have this type of publications !!! A luxury in these times of garbage!"
 Google translation might be a bit quirky but you get the drift...

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

NEW Thematic Compilation - 'Computers, Apps and Smartphones'


I've put together a thematic compilation, from all the previous issues of Future Fantasteek!, about our relationship with technology. Computers, Apps and Smartphones celebrates our miserable incompetence in the face of computer error messages, incomprehensible alert boxes and smart phone requests about their operating systems - that we simply can't help them with.

Here's the print version!
A5 at 66 pages, full colour.
email me if you're interesting in ordering a copy.





Saturday, 23 January 2016

Future Fantasteek! No.17





Softback zine laser printed in colour on white paper. 
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Stationery A-Z divider as a cover, laser-printed in colour.
Brighton, January 2016, edition size of 40.

Art-zine that explores our relationship with technology and each other.
Why is your social tab empty?

Email WILL kill us all...you heard it here first.

Read online at Issuu:





Saturday, 5 December 2015

Future Fantasteek! No.17 FINISHED

Future Fantasteek! Issue No.17 is ready to go in the envelopes.
This issue is called Photoshop Yourself Happier

More details to follow...




New issue! 'Photoshop Yourself Happier' no.17 is well underway.
I've been experimenting with drawing digitally as well as in my sketchbook with felt pens, for this issue. Kind of remixed photos or another version of collage, if you like.

I love that I can 'undo' drawn lines but the other half of me is saying "why should I undo anything?"
Does digital mean I faff around longer with an image?
I'm not sure yet, but will report back when I've thought about it more.

Here's an example of what I'm on about.
My old paper, my photo, my scribbles...oh my.




Monday, 23 November 2015

Future Fantasteek! No.17 well underway

Future Fantasteek! No.17 is coming together, not sure about the cover yet.
I have also been experimenting with drawing on a tablet using the Brushes App and a Jot pen.
So we shall see how that goes...not a replacement for paper, just another 'thing' in the art drawer.

Here's how it's coming along so far, should be ready end of Jan 2016



Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Comics Alternative weekly podcast has a review of Future Fantasteek! No.16

Future Fantasteek! No.16 has just been reviewed by:

Screenshot from the Alternative Comics Homepage

"The Comics Alternative is a weekly podcast and blog focused on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There’s nothing wrong with the superhero genre…we just want to do something different.)" Quote from http://comicsalternative.com/

PODCAST REVIEW (for Future Fantasteek! scroll to 01.24.20)
http://comicsalternative.com/episode-153-reviews-of-the-dharma-punks-my-hot-date-tokyo-ghost-and-futurefantasteek/


Screenshot of the Alternative Comics Podcast page

The 'Two Guys' are Andy Kunka, a Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter, where he teaches courses in literature, film, and comics. And Derek Royal a comics scholar and a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas in their School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.

Their website has some fab links to further comics research and lots of reviews. Great site for anyone interested in comics and zines and sequential art/narrative.


Monday, 24 August 2015

#OpenComics: untold stories - The Guardian

#OpenComics: untold stories – share your comics and graphic art
Call from the Guardian, so I thought I'd share Future Fantasteek!
You can see the submissions here:
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/5554b63ce4b0e7790b8375bf


"We’re looking for interesting untold stories from around the world. The subject you choose is up to you – we simply want to see stories that you think are important and that are best told through graphic storytelling. It could be a weighty international issue such as freedom of speech and human rights, or it could be a more personal story about your community or something that affects you as an individual."  Witness - Guardian website 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Future Fantasteek! No.16




Future Fantasteek! No.16



Softback zine laser printed in colour on cream and white paper.
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Yellow card cover in laserprint black with hand-stamped red logo.
Includes free 1000 Dollars (for Heaven).
Brighton, Feb 2015, edition size of 30.





More of the same, with pages that are 'loading', error 404 messages and why you love your lanyard more than your job. Google algorithms (I still spelt it wrong), puking cats and reworked book covers.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

FF no.16 will be appearing at the first Beirut Zine Festival in June



Future Fantasteek! will be making an appearance at the first Beirut Zine Festival, which will be on the 18th June at 18:00 in UTC+03. Artscape Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.
After the festival Future Fantasteek!  will join the Artscape zine collection - super.

For more details, see the Artscape Poster and link below:
https://www.facebook.com/BeirutZines


You can now read Future Fantasteek! at Franklin & Marshall College, USA

Copies of Future Fantasteek! Nos. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 16 have just joined the zine collection in
the Shadek-Fackenthal Library at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Hurrah!


Sunday, 8 February 2015

FF16 - nearly in the envelopes!


Issue No.16
"Whatever You Want Cannot Be Found"

Is finished, printed and being stuffed into envelopes as we speak...

The whole zine will be uploaded soon for online readers, in the meantime, if you're a library or zine collection and you'd like a copy email me and I'll see what I can do.
bateyjackie@gmail.com

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The British Library are going to archive Future Fantasteek!

Great news! The British Library are going to archive my Future Fantasteek! for the future
...how fantasteek.


The British Library would like to archive the following website:



The British Library would like to archive your website in the UK Web Archive. The UK Web Archive was established in 2004 to capture and archive websites from the UK domain, responding to the challenge of a ‘digital black hole’ in the nation’s memory. It contains specially selected websites that represent different aspects of online life in the UK. We work closely with leading UK institutions to collect and permanently preserve the UK web, and our archive can be seen at http://www.webarchive.org.uk/

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Future Fantasteek! on show in Russia 1st August - 30th September 2014

The RUKSSIAN Artists’ Books exhibition is about to move to a new location.
The Pavel Kuznetsov Museum, Saratov, Russia.
1st August - 30th September 2014

I am showing Future Fantasteek! Nos. 12, 14 and 15


Curators: Sarah Bodman, Mikhail Pogarsky, Vasily Vlasov, Viktor Lukin. Artists’ books speak the international language of art. These books can be understood in almost any corner of the world. Artists, who work in the genre of the artist’s book professionally form a large international community. However, the artist’s book like any other artform has its own regional and national peculiarities.

Apart from the language in which the text is presented, there are various historical roots from which the artist’s book has emerged and on which the contemporary tree of this artform grows. In every country and in every city young artists learn many things from prominent artists and as such, new formal and informal schools of thought around the artist’s book are formed.

The international project "RUKSSIAN Artists' Books' aims to demonstrate the unique and common features of the artist's book, presenting works by artists from the UK and Russia united by national artistic traditions.

British artists: Alice Potter, Andy Parsons & Glenn Holman, Angie Butler, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Barrie Tullett, Caseroom Press/Scottish Poetry Library, Charlotte Hall, Christopher Robinson, Craig Atkinson, Duncan Bullen & Jamie Crofts, Elizabeth Willow & David Armes, Guy Begbie, Hazel Grainger, Helen Douglas & Thomas Evans, Iain Biggs & Josh Biggs, Jackie Batey, Jeremy Dixon, Joan Ainley, John Bently, John McDowall, J P Willis, Julie Johnstone, Les Bicknell, Liz Jackson, Nancy Campbell, Otto, Pauline Lamont-Fisher, Philippa Wood & Tamar MacLellan, Sarah Bodman, seekers of lice, Simon Goode, Simon Le Ruez, Sophie Loss, Stephen Fowler, Susan Johanknecht, Theresa Easton, Tom Sowden.

Russian artists: Nikita Alekseev, Tatiana Antoshina, Vasily Vlasov, Sergei Vorobyov, Viktor Goppe, Emil Guzairov, Aleksander Dzhikiya, Mikhail Dronov, Igor Zadera, Mikhail Karasik, Valery Korchagin, Nikolai Krastchin, Viktor Lukin, Kira Matissen, Valery Orlov, Peter Perevezentsev, Mikhail Pogarsky, Sergei Romashko, Aleksander Savelyev, Dmitry Saenko, Aleksander Svirsky, Vera Khlebnikova, Evelina Schatz, Sergei Shutov, Gunel Yuran, Sergei Yakunin.

Pavel Kuznetsov Museum, Radischev str., 39, Saratov 410000, Russia

http://www.russianmuseums.info/M1381
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The information at the start of the Exhibition in 13th March 2014.

I am delighted to have been invited to exhibit three issues of Future Fantasteek! Nos. 12, 14 and 15 as part of the following international exhibition.

RUKSSIAN Artists Book
Artist’s Book in the UK and Russia
International Project

(Following text from Sarah Bodman - curator).

Organisers: 
State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-Reserve «Tsaritsyno», Moscow
International Association «Kniga Khudozhnika», Moscow
Book Arts at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, UK.

Curators: Sarah Bodman, Mikhail Pogarsky, Vasily Vlasov, Viktor Lukin, 

Place: Tsaritsyno State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-Reserve, Moscow

Date: 13th March – 18th May 2014

Concept: Artists’ books speak the international language of art. These books can be understood in almost any corner of the world. All artists, who work in the genre of the artist’s book professionally form a large international community. However, the artist’s book like any other artform has its own regional and national peculiarities. Apart from the language in which the text is presented, there are various historical roots from which the artist's book has emerged and on which the contemporary tree of this artform grows. In every country and in every city young artists learn many things from prominent artists and as such, new formal and informal schools of thought around the artist’s book are formed.

The international Project “R
UKSSIAN Artists’ Books” aims to demonstrate the unique and common features of the artist's book, presenting works by artists from the UK and Russia united by national artistic traditions.


British artists: Angie Butler, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Barrie Tullett, Charlotte Hall, Christopher Robinson, Craig Atkinson, Elizabeth Willow & David Armes, Guy Begbie, Hazel Grainger, Helen Douglas & Thomas Evans, Jackie Batey, Jeremy Dixon, John Bently, John McDowall, Julie Johnstone, Les Bicknell, Nancy Campbell, Otto, Pauline Lamont-Fisher, Philippa Wood & Tamar MacLellan, Sarah Bodman, seekers of lice, Simon Goode, Simon Le Ruez, Sophie Loss, Stephen Fowler, Susan Johanknecht, Theresa Easton, Tom Sowden.

Russian artists: Nikita Alekseev, Tatiana Antoshina, Vasily Vlasov, Sergei Vorobyov, Viktor Goppe, Emil Guzairov, Aleksander Dzhikiya, Mikhail Dronov, Igor Zadera, Mikhail Karasik, Valery Korchagin, Nikolai Krastchin, Viktor Lukin, Kira Matissen, Valery Orlov, Peter Perevezentsev, Mikhail Pogarsky, Sergei Romashko, Aleksander Savelyev, Dmitry Saenko, Aleksander Svirsky, Vera Khlebnikova, Evelina Schatz, Sergei Shutov, Gunel Yuran, Sergei Yakunin.