SLIME Illustrated

These SLIME pages contain selected scans from “SLIME Illustrated” magazine, a  project produced from 1978-1985 by Libby and Gretchen (a.k.a. Greta) Block. ins cover

As I mentioned in a previous blog, this started as an activity for two bored kids during summer break, but it ended up lasting through 7 years and a total of 9 hand-produced issues of 2 different magazines.  When we got tired of writing about monsters, we switched to the military for one final issue.

Volume I was hand-written on some type of used, discarded copy paper.  We glued the papers together and wrote on the back, using ballpoint pens and felt-tip markers in several different colors.  One large sheet of construction paper folded in half made the cover.

Here’s the other side of the copy paper:  backside of paper

Later issues were written on plain 8 1/2 x 11 paper with construction paper covers.  After so many years, the construction paper is drying out, and it is difficult to scan, but I managed to get a few pages from each issue to illustrate what two bored kids can do – without video games or the internet.

The issues:

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Volume IV

Volume V

Volume VI

Volume VII

Volume VIII

Soldiers of Forethought

 

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