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“All Chewed Up” is an interpretation of the myth that a piece of gum could stay in your stomach up to 7 years.
“Crossed” takes a more frightening look at the myth that crossing one’s eyes for too long will result in them becoming permanently stuck. The QR codes in the corner show these different machine parts in action.
Taking inspiration from old cooking shows and illustrated step-by-step recipes, “Cutie Pie” is a zine that takes the phrase “So cute, I could eat them up!” and focuses on the more unsettling interpretation.
“Drop” focuses on the childhood myth that sitting on the toilet too long could lead to your insides falling out.
Inspired by vintage fruit crates, “Growing Pains” is a mock movie prop that focuses on the childhood myth that swallowing a watermelon seed will cause a watermelon to grow within your stomach.
“It Swims Beneath” illustrates the popular fear of sharks being in places that sharks are not normally found, whether it be a river or a bath tub.
“Maternal Cracks” interprets the childhood saying “Step on a crack and break your Momma’s back” as something more ominous.
Inspired by vintage insert movie posters and older horror films, “Pinched” explores the potential distress caused by the phrase “I got your nose!”
Inspired by flip books and matchbook art, “Skin Deep” looks at the childhood belief that touching a toad will result in warts.
Pictured as a movie screen cap, “Sleep Tight” illustrates the scarier interpretation of the bedtime saying “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”.