DYKE A Quarterly, No. 4, front and back covers
May 11, 2012
In issue No. 4 we broke form to publish a poster instead of a magazine. Along with the gorgeous 4-color poster, designed by Debbie Drechsler and printed by Tower Press, we sent a magazinelette, envelope sized, with letters and responses. Our readers were baffled.
DYKE A Quarterly, Issue No. 4. cover. Illustration by Debbie Drechsler.
NOTE FROM THE ARTIST
I was halfway through college, studying graphic design, when I started doing drawings for the New Women's Times, the feminist paper in Rochester, N.Y. It wasn't a conscious decision - I still don't know what I was thinking when I called them, but within six months, I developed a strong feminist consciousness, declared myself a Lesbian and left school. Now, I do odd jobs to make money and spend as much time as possible trying to visually describe what it means to be a feminist Lesbian.
Doing a poster to celebrate DYKE magazine's first anniversary felt as natural as doing more personal drawings. Basically, I wanted to say that any and all of us can be Lesbians, and are. Also, I wanted to show the real strong pride that we should all feel about ourselves.
Debbie Drechsler is still working as an illustrator. See her website HERE
Flier for DYKE A Quarterly,Wanted: Poster Design. Illustration by Liza Cowan
More about our decision to change format HERE