Awesome New Zine by Bwana Spoons Now Available at Toy Art Gallery

Photo: Liz O.


Related: “Monsters in Paradise: Artists T9G and Bwana Spoons Join Forces for Show at Toy Art Gallery” (L.A. Weekly)

Saturday night, “TxB” opened at Toy Art Gallery. This is a joint show between Bwana Spoons and T9G that marks the launch of their new TxB toys produced by TAG. Carlos and I stopped by the opening, but you can read more about that in my latest Cult Stars column for L.A. Weekly.

While we were there, I picked up new issue of Bwana Spoons’ zine, Sleep It Off, for the low, low price of $7.

I’ve been a zine reader since my stereotypically ’90 teenage years. (This may sound weird, but the late, great Tower Records in Northridge had the best zine section in the whole Valley, it was actually better than a lot of places over the hill.) So, I was extremely excited to pick up one from an artist whose work I think is pretty damn awesome.

Inside of Sleep It Off #2 (Photo: Liz O.)

The second issue of Sleep It Off did not disappoint. At 24 pages, it’s a decent size, but not huge, and it’s filled with great sketches, collages and comics from Spoons. The package itself impressive.

Sleep It Off #2 inside its wrapping. (Photo: Liz O.)


This is what you get with Bwana Spoons new zine. (Photo: Liz O.)

The zine is wrapped in paper featuring a print by Spoons and Ian Lyman. It comes with three trading cards, two postcards and a pencil.

Trading cards. (Photo: Liz O.)


Postcards (Liz O.)

A #2 pencil for Issue #2 of Sleep It Off. (Photo: Liz O.)

The pencil reads, “Bubble tea and jumbo machinders/Moss and tapirs and sloths and pelicans/Ranbows and full moons. 🙂 Bwana Spoons.”

This is available at Toy Art Gallery on Melrose Ave. If you’re reading this outside of Los Angeles, fear not, you can get a copy too. They’re available through Bwana Spoons’ online shop.


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