FMCX – BW (black & white) black and white zine in A6 digital printed format. English translated collection of 56 one-page-comics, made in nine months. Published by Komikaze, 2017. / NINI ZINI #0
FMCX zine @ KOMIKAZE LIBRARY: https://komikaze.hr/print_issue/fmcxbwzine01/
Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists Ivana developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery of abstract landscapes, moving object and creatures. In her drawings and murals, Ivana explored themes of the polution, identity, sexuality and rising fear of ww3, which became increasingly apocalyptic after Trump’s victory.
Perhaps Ivana’s greatest asset is her ability to keep the viewer (and herself) engaged in a medium as straightforward as drawing. From one piece to the next, and even within her extended comic stories, her style will change from neoprimitive scribblings to controlled contours, with moments of dense crosshatching, obsessive detail, and complex patterns.