Here is the first of our new 'Matchbox Makers' interview series, where we grab a few minutes with some of the wonderful people who make things for Matchbox! Stay tuned for more...
Tell us a bit about you and your zines.
Little Caravan Publications is a tiny little zine maker who travels around in a "little red caravan". We're very young in the zine scheme of things, we started this year. Basically, we make zines to justify our 'zine hoarding'. We hope that people get something out of our (somewhat incoherent) ramblings...
What inspires you?
Paperdolls, pinball, fairy-tales, toadstools, soy-sauce fish, typewriters, ukuleles, cute babies, folk music, dioramas, onesie pyjamas, punk music, pop-up books, russian dolls, little houses, swear word origins, beekeepers, doll houses and so much more...
What do you like most about making your own zines?
That's such a hard question! The whole process really, from jotting zine ideas down in notebooks, too sewing up each copy by hand ( apart from the needle pricks).
[caption id="attachment_15575" align="aligncenter" width="225"] 'Helga' the Typewriter[/caption]
What can we expect to see in the future?
We're working on a poetry / art zine about a Beekeeper and his lady friend, should be out around Christmas time. We love bees (and beekeepers), not really sure why (perhaps it's the humming?).
Would you rather be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond?
We'd like to be a little fish in a big pond, because there's always big fish who can teach us more about our pond. I think if we were a fish at all, we would be a little neon, or perhaps a goldfish with googly eyes.