SWON-5_cover

Comics zine SW/ON #5 > [5 EUR ]

Risograph print, 1-5 colors
Limited edition of 150 copies
100% hand-made.
Size: 15×15 cm
Cover: soft, saddle stitch binding
Pages: 60 + 4 (cover)
Paper: inside – Munken Print Cream 80 gsm, cover – Munken Print Cream 240 gsm.
Binding: saddle stitch

CONTRIBUTORS
Ula Rugevičiūtė Rugytė
Justė Venclovaitė
Benjamin Courtault
Inga Navickaitė
Nerijus Smola
Karolis Savickis
Ieva Gvazdaitytė
Greta Alice
Justė Urbonavičiūtė
Nojus Štaudė

THIS IS THE 5TH ISSUE OF THE ZINE, WHICH IS STILL WITHOUT NAME AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE SO FOREVER. SO THE NAME OF THE ZINE WITHOUT NAME WILL ALWAYS BE STILL WITHOUT NAME OR JUST SW/ON.

THE TOPIC OF THIS ISSUE IS ‘KAUNAS’. IF YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS OR WHERE IT IS YOU ARE LUCKY. IF NOT IT IS JUST IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT EVERYTHING WHAT HAPPENS IN KAUNAS CAN HAPPEN EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD. LOCAL IS GLOBAL AND GLOBAL IS LOCAL. THIS OCCURS SINCE THE OLD WORLD ORDER OF PRIMITIVE RITUALS WAS CHANGED BY OBSCURITY, INSTABILITY, VOLATILITY AND CHAOS. OUR TIME IS THE TIME OF TOTAL UNCERTAINTY AND IT WILL BE SO TILL THE END OF THIS TIME. BUT IS IT GOOD OR BAD, YOU MAY ASK. NEITHER ONE NOR THE OTHER, WE WILL ANSWER. IT IS JUST WHAT WE DESERVE.

SO ACTUALLY THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO SAY. MAYBE JUST ONE THING: THIS ISSUE WAS CREATED IN CONNECTION WITH KAUNAS COMICS RESIDENCY (KCR) PROGRAMME. KCR GUEST ARTIST BENJAMIN COURTAULT FROM FRANCE IS THE ONLY ONE ARTIST FROM ABROAD. ALL OTHER ARTISTS IN THIS ANTHOLOGY ARE FROM LITHUANIA. WE’D LIKE TO MAKE IT A TRADITION THROUGH OUT THE OTHER ISSUES OF SW/ON AS IT IS A GOOD KICK FOR LITHUANIAN ARTISTS TO SHOW THEIR BEST. AS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL READERS IT IS A REAR POSSIBILITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LOCAL GLOBALISM OF LITHUANIAN COMIC ART.

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