Remembering my Zoo

By John R. Hastings
Everett, Washington: John R. Hastings, 2013. Edition of 10.

5.5 x 4.5"; 16 pages. Printed on Epson double-sided Premium Presentation matte paper using an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 printer with pigment-based inks. The font is EraserDust. Brown paper wraps with googly eyes on the front wrapper. Sewn pamphlet style binding. Signed, dated, and numbered by the artist on the colophon.

John Hastings, colophon: "The poem upon which this book is based was inspired by the menagerie our family had when I was growing up in Edmonds, Washington. We had no big game animals, of course, but we did have chickens, ducks, rabbits, white rats, fish, a goose, a turtle, a chameleon, a parakeet, a dog, and a cat. Alas, my accompany artwork lacks similar inspiration, and I am forced to admit that I continue to explore my early primitive period of drawing."

I guess my zoo was rather small.
It's all I could afford
For animals make big demands
In terms of room and board ...