Khong Guan biscuit tin represent treasure/something precious to grandmother. Choosing this as my cover page symbolizes this zine as a little important diary my character grandmother(onion head) want to pass down to her future generation. Adding the two colored character give a connection between my cover page and my content inside.
P.s why I choose onion head is because that is my grandmother favorite food.
Linking back to my infographic of zhu ba jie, the onion head as a young child going to the famous food in pasir ris. ordering her favorite dishes every time she visited the market. As well as Tampines IKEA with their iconic dishes.
Since the onion head is still young she did sprout yet. also the little character at the top corners are the characters at different stages of life. I had this idea because it was suggested during my group consultation that I could have something throughout the spreads that link them together and also telling the audience who the main focus character are.
Spread 2 as well as the middle spread. is the development of the two character relationship. Meeting her husband (my grandpa favorite food: Garlic) at downtown east chalet because they attended other people 21st birthday. And also them growing up in their relationship they have to face the two years of boys army life. Linking back to my infographic, tang seng who travel to the east for chalet and sun wu kong who travel to pasir ris for meeting point at the interchange to tekong.
Since this is a spread about them in their teenage years, on the left page the onion sprout first because people always say girls hit puberty earlier than guys and on the right both grew up and sprout. The top comer character also change from individual onion (she have boobs now cause is teenage puberty age) to them as a couple on the right top corner. I also receive very helpful feedbacks that I could use normal people instead of food character to make the main lead pop out as the focus! THANK YOU!
This last spread was inspire by my own grandparents story. Back in the days, Changi prison was also a drug rehabilitation center. In kampong time, many people take the drug-opium. Including my grandfather. When my mom was young my grandmother receive a call from the police saying my grandfather was caught as was lock inside. So my grandmother had to wake up 4am in the morning to cook breakfast and lunch for my mother and uncle before she head to work. Because now she is the only source of income. Also on the table is what they always eat. Simple meal such as porridge with salted egg and fried fish. On the left is a hand-written letter (I actually got my grandmother to help me write-old people Chinese word SUPER NICE!) that the onion head wrote in the zine to pass down, words she want to say to her future generation. The yellow sleeve onion is like her younger generation reading.
Now the onion have grew old and starting to dry up.
This back cover is the funeral table of the onion head symbolizing the end of her life. On the desk the zine was place there.
P.s my grandmother is still alive and healthy:)
I had a really fun time doing this zine and also understand many fundamental that we need to take note when creating a zine and would definitely help us when we create brochure, magazine, book etc in the future. Most importantly, on the first day of foundation 2D II I said that my goal this time round was to improve my graphic. And I think I really did improve, I can do many more type of style compared and also I learn a new software. (I did learn Indesign in poly-but “you know~~ HAHA”) Also I am so grateful for this group of wonderful classmate. Always giving their best attention when someone is presenting and helping as much as they can during consultation. Also Thank You Joy for making my year 1 in 2D class fill with so much precious memories. From the post-it note that filled with so much encouragement, the consultations that you always put in so much effort in helping us despite so many students, the pizza! and also always saying “please feel free to email me if you have any problem:)”. I really appreciate your passion in trying to teach us as much as you can and always pushing us. THANK YOU THANK YOU!