Celia Caro is an art teacher working for various non-profits traveling all over New York City teaching kids and senior citizens new art skills, urging them to them to tell their own stories. Yet, even though her work is very fulfilling, she has often felt like a hypocrite because she still wasn’t telling her own story. Many art teachers grapple with the “those who can’t do teach” cliché, and she had grown tired of being one of them.
Celia has been trying to tell her life story of growing up in the East Village during the 1960s and 1970s for a long time, but inspiration struck after the 2013 Brooklyn Zine Fest and she had to do it. She used all the work she had been creating over the past ten years to finally create her own zine, a prequel to an ongoing story, The Magic of Childhood, which will be about her chaotic childhood with parents struggling with mental illness.
This introductory issue of The Magic of Childhood sets up the story for the second issue, “Watch out for the Pigs!”, Which will flashback to the East Village of the 60s and 70s and introduce her parents and her weird life which included celebrities, nude photo shoots and fifteen cats in an 800 square foot walk-up across the street from Tompkins Square Park.
For more information write to Celia at: xactocaro@.gmail.com
Her website will be updated soon, check here for details.