Psyche (Parts 1 & 2)

Psyche (Parts 1 & 2)

by Caroline Smith!

"A jealous Goddess, an unlucky princess, a clumsy God"! This zine is a comic rendition of the classic Greek myth of Psyche and Eros. Psyche is a human princess, often worshiped by well-meaning but misguided admirers as though she is the daughter of Aphrodite. Aphrodite tasks her son Eros (later known as Cupid), notorious playboy, with using his love arrows to curse Psyche to fall in love with a "hideous, gross animal". Unfortunately, the arrow hits a different target!

This comic is so lovingly rendered, and it makes the story of Psyche so accessible and engaging. Caroline has an amazing hand at visual storytelling, with amazing artistic details like Greecian-styled panel borders and rich nighttime scenes in white lines on deep black or color. I guarantee Part 3 will be coming in as soon as Caroline is finished!

The zine is printed on a newsprint-like paper and hand-bound with beautiful trailing yarn (part 1 in red, part 2 in green).

Part 1: 64 pages, B&W with color cover, 5.5" x 8.5" (half letter)
Part 2: 70 pages, mostly B&W but with some color backgrounds & color cover, 5.5" x 8.5" (half letter)

Everything in the distro is available for trades of all kinds! Please email me to arrange: [email protected]