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Friday, May 11, 2012

April 29 in Roz's 2012 Fake Journal


Above: April 29 in the 2012 fake Journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Read below for details.

Transcript:
April 29, 2012 8:50 p.
Marta stopped by with a bag of books and magazines for me to read—including two issues of "Lucky Peach." It's a rather addictive foodie magazine. I guess that's the best way to categorize it. You have to love a magazine which includes stickers!

I started baking bread again today in honor of Marta's visit. Best do it while I have a kitchen. I'm trying not to think of all the things I'll miss in prison.

[Image caption] April 29, 2012 4:30 p.  window #12 looking southeast.
The journal is a 7 x 10 inch handmade journal containing Nideggen paper. The pen used is a Preppy fountain pen. The sky is rendered with gouache.

2 comments:

Miss T said...

Do check the errata on McSweeney's Lucky Peach website if you plan on making the ramen noodles. Fake ramen, or real ones. The amount of baking soda is way off!

journalrat said...

Thanks Miss T. SNT wasn't going to be doing any cooking, but I knew this as well because the first issue I got was the second and there is a two page illustrated erratum that's quite fun, on this topic. But I appreciate the heads up! Other readers of this blog seeing that magazine title, beware!
See issue two before making ramen noodles.