• Image of "Softly Softy"
  • Image of "Softly Softy"
  • Image of "Softly Softy"
  • Image of "Softly Softy"

My very first Risograph zine, printed in Aqua, Fluoro Pink, Mint and Pumpkin tones, in a limited edition of just 20 A6 copies, hand-stapled and machine trimmed at Hato Press studio, London. Each copy is signed, dated and numbered by hand in green pencil on the back.

Enter the world of Softies and Menaces, where schoolboy obsession and abrupt suffering make strange bedfellows, and where tea is pain. Taking inspiration from Britain's longest-running kids comic, The Beano, "Softly Softy" reevaluates the 67 year relationship between Dennis, a violent thug, and Walter The Softy, his chosen arch-nemesis, across 16 pages of cartoon antipathy.

Risography is a simple type of printing like photocopying, but with special machines that etch the images on to two drums and print two colours simultaneously. The inks are soy-based, the paper made from banana fibre and no heat is used in the prnting process, so all in all it has a much lower environmental impact than other automated methods of printing.