The Future is Now

Broken Pencil - - Zine Reviews -

If you’d like to vis­ually travel across time and space in the span of a few min­utes, The Future is Now is the zine for you. The tex­tu­ral, colour­ful art in this slim vol­ume is si­mul­ta­ne­ously retro and modern, blend­ing a vin­tage aes­thetic with fu­tur­is­tic ideas, such as the plight of the space­man, trans­porter room mal­func­tions, and alien birthday par­ties.

The style is rem­i­nis­cent of 3D comic books and nos­tal­gic sci­ence fic­tion cartoons, while the con­tent ex­plores dilem­mas and lifestyles be­yond the 21st cen­tury. Katie Carey’s art is in­trigu­ing, and each of her il­lus­tra­tions tells a story in the span of a page or two. A lab-grown heart des­tined for the gro­cery store, va­ri­eties of ro­botic ex­pe­ri­ence, and a mama di­nosaur seek­ing her do­mes­ti­cated off­spring can all be found in this charm­ingly con­ceived zine.

For Trekkies, sci­ence nerds, techno geeks, sci-fi afi­ciona­dos, and of course il­lus­tra­tion fans, The Future is Now will send your brain a hun­dred years to the future and back again. (Ni­cole Par­tyka)

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