The Evil Eye
Zine By Love Beth Drew

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giving you the evil eyegiving you the evil eye“An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an original is motivated by necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.”
[Man Ray, Artist]

This zine does not exist. Not the in the way you think it does, anyway. It is merely a reproduction of things that already exist. It may seem real, but trust me, it is all illusion here.

THE EVIL EYE was originally presented in seven distinct issues, each a twenty-two page format, distributed monthly, and with a very limited circulation of seven copies per issue. Each issue had a subject, starting with Inspiration, and ending with Creation. In between were Experience, Delusion, Transience, Fascination, and Observation.

I was urged by my few patrons to strive for larger distribution, and I finally decided to take their advice. To me, it was an extremely tough decision. But I felt like I was betraying my duty as an Artist by keeping my artwork mostly to myself.

The content of this zine is compiled of what I considered to be the most significant from the original seven issues. The layout for each page is exactly the same as it appeared initially. The things that truly matter have not changed. However, the content from one issue’s subject does seem to blend into the next with barely a pause for breath, until the thoughts presented seem like the whisperings of a million voices in a madhouse.

While this may be more than appealing to many, to some, it may seem too overwhelming. I can have no idea what others reading this zine for the first time may think or feel about it. I am completely biased, so all I say is:
I hope you enjoy it.

The original seven issues of The Evil Eye were my tribute to creativity. This compilation was motivated by necessity. If you do enjoy what you see here, let me know. If you don’t like it, pass it on to someone you think will.

Table of Contents


Preface.............1
Table of Contents.............2
To My Muse.............3
Object of Destruction (The Purpose of the Muse in Art).............4
My Vice of Many.............7
Mexico.............8
This is A Eulogy.............9
Anti-Venom.............10
I have this on tape.............11
Eyelids.............12
Skin .............13
Hell.............14
Snow White got Nothin’ on me.............15
Safety Test .............16

Sample Pages

Ingredients For Renewal.............17
Correspondence Course.............18
One Words.............19
It Was A Dream.............21
Surge.............23
Diary Selection #1.............24
Diary Selection #3.............25
Drugs Are Bad. Right?.............26

Sample Pages

Piano Solos.............27
Dear Sir/ Madame.............28
Laundromats.............29
XXX Adult.............30
5 Agujas.............31
Changing Your Dreaming.............32
Quotes.............33
And What Does That Make You Then?.............34
Advert for a Muse.............35
and away we go….............36

Sample Pages

What Is Art?.............37
Shameless Self-Promotion.............41
Self-Portrait.............42

Included Reversible Mini-Poster: Visit from the Bigot Fairy/ The Evil Eye.