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Paul Dotey’s “Bridge”

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Local artist Paul Dotey handed me a copy of his six-page zine at the release party of Spacing‘s current issue. I had it on my “must read soon” list but didn’t look at it until today. The little thing is a beauty. It depicts the Bloor Viaduct at three stages in time — its current state, the aftermath of some kind of disaster (above image), and the very far future. No words, just sparse drawings that leaves the meaning of the story up to the reader. Personally, I like end-of-the-world imagery (more in the Don McKeller Last Night or Brazil vein, rather than Bladerunner). Anyway, I have no idea where/if Paul sells the zine, but pick one up if you ever see it at a small press fair.