Bird Habit

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Bird_Habit is an Australian zine from artist/writer Filka, also known as E J Zyla.

Bird Habit is the first in a series of zines based on 4 dreams that are re-interpreted/re-worked to step outside of any dream interpretation book.Bird_ Habit is a zine that has stepped beyond the perameters of what an art zine could be. More akin to a graphic novel than an Artist Book, it has been called an 'Art object' with 'Journeyman styled poetry'

Bird_Habit.1 'Dreams of Dust' - Limited Edition Gocco Print Cover

EXCERPT - ...Bird_Habit was shown to me from a dream Set soaring, I am told stories to share and pictures to tie it together

Zine #3 for me but a 1st it is for the series – A place to shape dreams and cut a path for the future

Home truths

Memory + mimic

Shapes from an ago, almost forgotten…until now A watchful eye is a hand waiting

Sounding out my song


The purpose was to create a zine that is a free form medium to explore + extrapolate on concepts remembered upon awakening from slumber. A dream guide, made into short stories with an A5 page Illustration to accompany them. Edition 250 in A6 (10.5 x 14.75cm); 10 Black + White, Laser copied pages. Limited Edition copies of 50; recycled cardboard covers with antique paper bookplates + number plates in front + back inside covers. Front + Back covers on LTD EDs' come with custom Gocco Prints; signed + numbered by the Artist E J Zyla.