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if you’re into it!

This zine is thick, well done and easy to read both physically and content-wise, engaging, and has a nice style to it.  The Choose Your Own Adventure format is nostalgic and charming. The whole idea of this zine is to help the reader learn more about consent in a fun way.  It has a modern… Read More »

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virtual zine fest

Hey, I’m late to the virtual zine fest.  I guess I’m the punk kid on a blanket on the grass outside the building, selling my zines until security tells me to skeedaddle.  Causing ethical distress to passers by. Tense, fraught ruminations: “I want to support the zine fest!  I’m nuts about zines!  What do the… Read More »

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no romance in hell

No Romance in Hell by Hyena Hell is a comic book zine given to me by a comrade-friend.  I usually don’t like comic books that much, but this one knocked my socks off.  So I review it, in hopes you will enjoy the review and consider finding it, to read it too. The subject matter… Read More »

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The Secrets of Galaxy High School

This zine by Paul Franklin offers an overview of the cartoon series Galaxy High School from 1986.  I love this zine series project of looking closely at cartoons, and Paul does a great job talking about the content, style, politics, and feel. I like how Paul focuses on the characters and storytelling of Galaxy High… Read More »

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Riverdale zine by Paul Franklin

This zine Riverdale about Archie’s Weird Mysteries is very non-intimidating with its short length, but it’s worthwhile, with pretty cover art, appealing ideas, understated brilliant insight.  I like the two short poems at the beginning. It’s about an Archie cartoon.  Writing about cartoons is cool.  I don’t like watching shows or movies, but I love… Read More »

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space

I don’t remember ever seeing this cartoon, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space.  It was before my time.  I would have liked some lady heros, for sure.  She-Ra didn’t really do it for me.  Smurfette was a joke! This is a quarter-size zine I got for a trade.  I really like its shortness and… Read More »

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Gold Leafing

This is a book of raw and emotional poems.  Some of the poems are very explicitly sexual.  The sex is not happy. The speaker’s situations seem extreme, but I can relate anyway because I’ve been in situations like them but less extreme. A’enene says some things I’ve never really heard anyone else say, things about… Read More »

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Mustang Zine

This is a half-size zine, 10 pages long, and there are no words inside.  It was made by Rob Botello. The art is beautiful, and I think it’s political–to bring attention to the killing of wild horses and burros.  The wild horses and burros are killed so the land can be used for cattle ranching,… Read More »

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Demons of the Midwest #1 and #2

These zines by Sharon Gissy are autobiographical comix about divorce, depression, time in the psych ward, mania, more depression, and relationships. I like both issues, but I think I liked the first one best.  I could relate to the topic of divorce and how painful it can be because I was divorced several years ago… Read More »

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Jetty #4

I just read Jetty #4.  It was my first encounter with Rio Aubry Taylor’s work.  It’s quarter-size in black & white with glossy paper, bound by staples. I like the robots, the metaphor, the storytelling, the emotions.  I like the format, the drawings, the length, the depth.  It’s long enough to engage but not too… Read More »