art by Brian Fischer of a man about to be eaten by a giant beast

Since the inception of the idea of Zouch Magazine, I’ve been hoping to mold our art section into a space where esoteric, deep, and sometimes even darkly creative work becomes unveiled. There’s something about the mood that Brian Fischer creates that straddles many borders. It’s both happy and sad, absurd and serious, real and abstract. His dark sensitivities somehow wind up pointing to the lightness of his inner vision. Like a comic book or punk rock, the heaviness can easily be digested because there’s always an injection of humor to soften the blow.

I’ve personally been a fan of his art and music for a while, so you’ll no doubt see him featured again in our music and art pages. Below are excerpts from Brian Fischer’s prolific collection of oddities located at