Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
Please read the page "What Is IFJM" for details.
Learn the difference between Faux, Fake, and Fake Historical Journals.

2019 IFJM Celebration
IFJM has been suspended indefinitely. Please read the pinned post about this below.

Participants who Post Their Journals
A list of 2018 participants who are posting their fake journals this year will appear near the top of the right side bar of this blog around April 6. Lists of participants who posted their pages in 2010 through 2017 appear lower in the same column. Please pay them a visit and check out their fake journals.

View a Couple of Roz's Past Fake Journals
Roz's 2009 fake journal takes place in an alternate Twin Cites, where disease has killed the human and bird populations. (It ends up being an upbeat tale of friendship.) Watch a video flip through of Roz's 2009 fake journal here.

Read an explanation of Roz's insanely complex 2011 fake journal.

Tips on Keeping a Fake Journal
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Remember, "Life's so short, why live only one?"

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fake, Fake, Fake—Layers of Fake: A Flip Through of Roz's 2010 Fake Journal

Above is a short video flip through of my 2010 fake journal. Sadly the quality of the videos my tiny camera makes isn't such that you can read the post-it note on the cover or the handwritten note inside the cover—but those are all part of the fake journal. They were written by ANOTHER fake character, not the one keeping the journal. They'll appear in scanned form at the end of my individual posts of the pages.

For now you can see the wonderful distorted shape the APICA notebook took on during the month of April. And you can see all the pages from April 1 through April 30 in a quick flip through that will give you an overview of the project.

If the embedded video doesn't work please view the video of Roz's 2010 fake journal here.


donnamcm said...

Of course I love it Roz. What I really like is that you seem to take the time to compose the entire page. I always draw people, so this journal really spoke to me. Did you miss using color?

journalrat said...

Donna, thanks. The thing that really interested the author of the fake journal was negative space and she played around with it in the confines with which she worked. Every day started with the drawing of the vertical lines which ultimately had nothing to do with anything within the face but then became a way to deal with the black areas of the page. The drawing always started with the eyes and grew out from there.

I didn't really miss color. Though I think my fake journal author did.

I missed my Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. But then I got to play with the pencil so that was pretty much a scratch.

More on all of this in a post in the next few days.

Melinda Bilecki said...

I love seeing the journal as a whole! Seeing the pages one after another has a cumulative effect that is quite different from the feeling I've been getting from each page individually. Can't wait to hear more about the author!

journalrat said...

Melinda, it is fun to hold the completed journal, it bends so drastically! Some pages are difficult to turn because of the way the colored paper was glued in and the way it became increasingly difficult to do so as the book bowed!

More on the author to come soon.