The theme was chosen by guest artist Paula Plater-Galloway who is one of the founders of the original walking-distance distro in the St. Henri neighborhood of Montreal. Paula will be contributing her own zine GoodGoodBonBon#8, which is her retelling of a solo adventure to see Au Pays Des Merveilles, an exhibit of Surrealist women artists from Mexico and the US. She hopes that us QCWDD folks can take “inspiration from the theme in any way they want, I feel it to be good&potent in that way.”
About Paula: Paula was born&raised in Montreal and is currently based on the “South Coast” at Lake Erie. She does 8 things continuously: paint, draw, write, storytell, carve, design, sing, and sew. Most of those have fit into zine formats, and for over 16 years (and over 115 zines made) she has cut&pasted, copied&distroed forth into the world. Currently her two creative home bases are her zine distro Fun is Free Press, and her storytelling podcast and audio poem works (link). The zine she has included for this QCWDD is called “GoodGoodBonBon” and it is her quarterly “all-in” creative inspirations zine that she mails out all over North America.