A combination of reality and imagination, born out of the human desire to Be Accomplished at Selfless Tasks And Righteous Deeds, BASTARD fanzine is an image driven platform that chronicles the creativity of those willing to give birth to their passions. The BASTARD Initiative is to highlight those who promote the positivity of humanity by developing and enhancing what it means to be human, and to inspire others to follow their efforts.
The BASTARD fanzine print publication is a collection of individual portfolios, released together as a singular volume, that each portray the life and personality of its subject through a series of intimate portraits and an interview. Presented in large format, the independent biannual publication is printed on high quality paper stock worthy of being framed.
In our inaugural print issue, BASTARD Volume ONE, we present seven individuals whose stories might seem drastically different, but are unanimously heartfelt and inspiring. Despite appearing to “have it all,” each featured talent has faced personal struggles in order to achieve everything they have. They might all come from different places, but they relate to one another because of the notion of shared struggles. We didn’t want to just tell stories with words and images, however; we wanted to practice exactly what we advocate, which is to Be Accomplished at Selfless Tasks And Righteous Deeds. By donating the profits earned from the sale of these individual fanzines, we can make a difference by giving back to help ease the struggles of those we hold dear to our hearts, who live in our communities, and even those we know absolutely nothing about.
BASTARD fanzine’s digital platform offers in-depth features and exclusive content, as well as highlights familiar faces and emerging talents who embody the essence of The BASTARD Initiative.
The BASTARD Marketplace offers branded merchandise and items inspired by works presented both in the print publication and on the digital platform. A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of every item available in the BASTARD Marketplace will be proudly donated to designated charities via The BASTARD Initiative.