Wowee Zonk #1 is a stunning bit of zine action that has sat on my desk at home for about two years now. I love it dearly but for some reason I have no idea how I acquired it and, until today didn’t have a clue who was responsible for it. Perhaps it was a gift, maybe I stole it – we’ll just never know. This harrowing personal journey would be of little consequence to anyone reading this except that it lead me to discover the work of Patrick Kyle, an illustrator with a keen eye for bubblegum colours and grotesque, but charming, characters – and also the man responsible for Wowee Zonk issues one to four.
Patrick’s signature gouache and ink renderings have garnered regular commissions from the likes of the New York Times, VICE and his native Globe and Mail. But I still reckon his best work can be seen in his collaborative zines, where his magnificent characters are allowed as much space as they need to do whatever the hell they like. Keep it coming Patrick.
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