The Zak Meadow Collection

Zak Meadow is a comic strip that ran in Room Magazine (an alternative arts monthly based in Windsor, Ontario) from 1997 to 2001.  These photocopied zines were originally published between 1998 and 2000.

Going Nomad

In the fall of 2005, Magda and I decided to sell off most of our possessions and embark on an extended period of travel.

The reasons for this were many.

Magda had a distinct feeling of being stuck.

We had figured out a way to coast through our life as freelance graphic designers/artists. We had developed a well-worn, carefully cultivated, comfortable rut of routine in Toronto. Our combination of skills and our solid network of business contacts and friends assured that we would be able to maintain a subsistence level artist existence in the city, although that year we were getting a bit more in debt every month. Although our apartment and such was comfortable, there was very little social wiggle room and the resulting torpor was upsetting to Magda. This is a very frustrating situation for someone who thrives in a rich environment characterized by rapid changes.

Our personal evolution was at a standstill. We needed to shake things up.

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