Wildheart

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Zine
Title: Wildheart
Publisher: MacWombat Press
Editor(s): Beth Blighton
Type: art, songs, poems, vignettes
Date(s): 1990
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
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Wildheart is an 81-page gen and het Beauty and the Beast fanart zine by Beth Blighton. It includes drawings, based on all seasons, accompanied by song lyrics, poems, dialogue from the episodes, as well as vignettes written by Kathy Cox. It follows Vincent's life from infancy through the recovery of baby Jacob. It has a color cover and 3 color prints inside. Art pieces include some partial nudity or erotic material.

a flyer advertising the zine, as well as an order form to order the t-shirt. From the flyer: "Wildheart is an artzine that celebrates the life and legend of Vincent, from his early infancy through the return of his son, Jacob. Approximately 80 pages with approximately 40 pieces of art; each piece is accompanied by a poem, a lyric or the lines of dialogue which inspired it. Only seven pieces have been previously published, and the remainder is ALL NEW and NEVER BEFORE SEEN! Wildheart also includes FOUR FULL COLOR PRINTS (NOT laser prints)! The first 250 artzines sold will be signed and numbered by the artist."
From a flyer:
Wildheart is dedicated to the story of Vincent and the people who are a part of it. It will follow the direction of the series with one notable exception... it will take a more realistic approach to the consummation of Vincent and Catherine's love. These drawings, while they would definitely be considered erotic, are in no way lewd or prurient. NO FRONTAL NUDITY. And while Catherine's death will be a part of the 'zine, there will be no pictures of her kidnap or captivity. There WILL be a picture that includes Diana as well as one that includes Elliot. If these ideas are unacceptable to you as a buyer, I ask that you do not inquire. I feel that the art and ideas in this 'zine remain true to the spirit of Beauty and the Beast -- what it has always been about, what it is and what it will ever be... the healing power of love.

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Reactions and Reviews

I just finished reading a gem. No... that doesn't describe it. There is no word to describe 'Wildheart.' Through a series of song lyrics, episode excepts, poetry and several phenomenal vignettes by Kathy Cox, with Beth's accompanying drawings, she carries us through the emotional gamut that was B&TB from beginning to end. I don't think I have to say that the quality of the artwork is... well, beyond compare! We've all seen Beth's work in the Destiny series and Pam Garrett's One Day, A Rapture... so we know the treat we are in for. But the choice of literary content combined with her work is enough to leave you breathless. Beyond that, it stretches your emotion s almost to their breaking point. I was doing pretty well reining in my tears until I cam to pp 68 and 69. The vignette by Kathy with accompanying picture of Vincent and baby Jacob bathing together totally just swept me away, and that was the end of that! I was in tears. It was absolutely beautiful. Then, just when I thought I had regained my composure, I turned the page to read the lyrics to 'Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again' from Phantom, and I was completely lost for the rest of the night. I couldn't stop crying for at least twenty minutes. I thought I had gotten over this intense reaction to the loss of Catherine, but, alas, Beth did her work well, and I sunk down again. Ahh, but a sweet journey down and back again. [1]
These pieces by fan artist Beth Blighton take us from a baby Vincent through the heartbreaking events of the 3rd season. The full-page drawings are accompanied by several vignettes, song lyrics, poems, and quotes from the show. Her renderings of Vincent (rather than Catherine or Diana), especially those that express his sorrow over losing Catherine, are her strength. Seven of the forty pieces of art have been previously published in other zines. Stunning cover. [2]
Newly available from a new publisher after having been unavailable for some considerable time. Artzine by a major fan artist. Superlative drawings, based on all seasons, accompanied by song lyrics, poems, dialogue from the episodes. Two instances of backal (as opposed to frontal) nudity. [3]

References

  1. a review by S.R. from a August 1990 Tunnel Talk
  2. from The Beauty and the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines
  3. from Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review -- 1997; WebCite