Minus Two: The Legend of Zelda Now Available

exp. minus two is something a little different.

It wasn’t meant to be this way; I had the best intentions to finally reach the fabled “issue one” of exp. in time for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2011, but as the festival approached it became increasingly clear such a huge task was not going to be realistic. I decided I would take a different tact, and in order to still have something to launch at the festival I decided to–as many zine and comic creators do–create a “mini”; a small booklet, maybe only a few pages long, that would offer something different to the usual exp. especially for the TCAF audience. To use a music analogy, if the previous issues of exp. were EPs, I was burning out on trying to create our album (issue one) and so decided to break it up with a quick single.

exp. minus two: The Legend of Zelda still fits that analogy, but rather than a mere single, think of it as a limited edition seven-inch. At least partially inspired by a recent playthrough of the original 1986 NES Legend of Zelda was, exp. minus two is a short story that in final form far exceeded what I originally expected of my “mini”: it’s fifty-two pages long and features a special linen paper cover with hand-painted, individually unique gold detailing. Due to the personal nature of the content and form, I limited the printing to fifty-two copies, of which the majority were sold at TCAF. I was (unfortunately) only able to hold five copies to be sold online.

I’m not sure–though I doubt–that this book will be ever printed again, so this may be your only chance to own a copy (and I guarantee that this book will never be printed again in the same format, nor will the content ever appear online.) They are being sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the same price they were sold at TCAF from our Big Cartel shop.

Buy now: Sold Out

Published by Mathew Kumar, on May 17th, 2011. Filed under: News6 Comments

6 Responses to “Minus Two: The Legend of Zelda Now Available”

  1. Got mine last week and it was heartbreaking, insightful, and wonderfully written!

    Comment by Trachalio on June 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  2. When will you reprint?

    Comment by Fotios Zemenides on June 21, 2011 at 12:34 am

  3. No reprint is likely to be scheduled.

    Comment by exp. Magazine on June 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

  4. I missed out on this and now I’m sad. 🙁

    Comment by MrSadface on July 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

  5. How many copies of the zine were printed? There’s hardly any comments under these messages, and it’s already sold out. Not only this issue, but the next one, too.

    Comment by Morden on September 18, 2011 at 4:09 am

  6. Fifty-two copies of this zine were printed, and no more will be printed, we’re afraid. exp. minus three, however, is available right now as a pledge reward as part of the Venus Patrol Kickstarter: http://kck.st/mYSiJZ

    Comment by exp. Magazine on September 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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