With Zayn Malik’s departure, subsequent Twitter spats and today’s rumours that the rest of the boys are about to go their separate ways, it’s been a hard year for One Direction fans. But the good news is, you can make it even, erm, harder with this brand new Zayn fanzine which will soon be available for sale.
Spotted by i-D, Solo is the X-rated, pastel-coloured brain-child of artist Zain Curtis, and says it celebrates the 22-year-old’s departure from the record-breaking boyband “with fictional drawings including jockstraps, watersports, toys & more.”
Is there really any other way to celebrate?
Speaking to i-D about the limited edition magazine’s release, Curtis explained that it’s aimed at “diehard One Direction fans” and “queer Tumblr boys that always fantasised about something like this.”
He added: “It’s a celebration of Zayn becoming a solo artist. I’ve wanted to create something like this for a while. I didn’t know how to properly execute it until I saw that he was signed to a new label and actually was going to put out a record.
I wanted to do something fun and sexy with him, so being drawn in various ‘solo’ masturbation scenes seemed to piece it together for me. It parodies the shedding of the ‘cookie cutter’ image that every pop star eventually runs away from.
“It’s exploring the sexuality of someone who maybe had to repress it, while at the same time, it was being sold as a product to audiences.”
Solo goes on sale September 9 – and if you fancy yourself a copy, you can can pre-order it here.