Shivertown Issue 1 Review
Recently received these three zines from my good friend Sid Clark. I was so stoked because David Puckeridge is like a brilliant zine guy!! The first zine I read which is the one I was the most stoked about is Blokes With Cows. I am assuming this is a sequel to the amazing Chicks With Lawnmowers. It is a great very surreal zine with photo collages.
Burned To Death In Police Taser Fireball and Extra Mild Comix feature comics about politics and life and there is a lot of spoofing advertising. Very funny stuff!
My only complaint is there is one page in Extra Mild Comix that has one tiny ad in color and the rest of the page is in black and white. Since he paid for the color copy I wish he would have included more color on that page.
This hilarious stuff floks and probably the smartest zines I have read in a long time! Send this guy some cash ASAP!
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Brix Skwikz Mini Zines Review
It is so exciting for me to get mail from Brazil and these two tiny little zines are totally wonderful!! Zines just keep getting smaller and this is smallest one I have seen yet!
Each page has one sentence of poetry or a sharpie style drawn picture. These are truly high art and I could see them selling for 3-5 dollars at an art gallery! I showed one to a friend of mine and she was so inspired she said she wanted to go home and make one for herself.
As much as I love these mini zines as art I can't help but also see the marketing potential these could have. Every convention has a freebie table so why not create a bunch of these at .12 cents a piece and put web addresses in there and build a list and make some money!!
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Here Have A Turd Zine Review
Here Have A Turd is a political zine from my good pen pal buddy Sid Clark. I talks about the evil of big cities, the Mega-SoapOpera, the Godhood Project, the Mega-machine and several other topics.
An Anti-Worker's Handbook Review
An Anti-Worker's Handbook is a half page sized follow up to Clell Miller's 1/8 page Rig-it & Relocate zine reviewed here. This sequel seems a lot more polished with a tighter lay out and much less, if any, profanity. Clell further explores the anti work manifesto, covering the anti-workers spirituality, Individuality, poor citizenship, employment prevention and many other detailed topics.
I find this work very challenging, which is I guess why I like it so much. While reading I am constantly trying to figure out if this is satire or if this is a legit philosophy? The direction our country is going is in it is very likely that the need to work and have a job will be unnecessary. I saw on TV that only 10% of USA's wealth is generated through manufacturing. If our country is not making anything then what are it's people supposed to do for work? I really believe that a large part of the population will be unemployable and left to try and find some kind of busy work or something to feel important. Maybe the Anti Worker's Handbook is an important piece of literature to take us into the post industrial America? It's great stuff so be sure and get a copy!!
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Blankets by Craig Thompson Review
Blankets is a graphic novel about growing up, relationship and faith. It tells the story of Craig growing up with poor strict Christian parents and having to share a bed with his younger brother. He meets a girl at a Christian camp and has his first romance, leading to him spending two weeks at the girls house.
I really enjoyed this book. I had great drawings and a super personal story, usually you only find stories like this in zines. Make sense that the author lives in Portland which is kinda like the zine Mecca. Teenage romance generally makes me feel uncomfortable so there were many awkward moments for me reading this work. That is a sign of real art though when the art creates physical feelings.
Grunted Warning #19 Zine Review
Zinester Stu Stratu found a review I did of his zine online and sent me this new issue directly from Australia! Grunted Warning is a true crime zine filled with bizarre news clippings from all over the world. Issue 19 is the Japan Watch Special.
Apparently Japan has a very bad train groper problem! There are several strange stories about gropings on trains including an article about what to do if you are falsely accused of committing train groping. Also included is the sad story of a manga artist who committed suicide.
I love this zine because it is very interesting but I also find it challenging. When I was younger I loved true crime and even collected and traded serial killer cards with a friend. Now that I am older and more sensitive (and mentally ill!!!) true crime really gets under my skin and makes me feel all weird. Even cheesy shows like the Dateline murder mysteries freak me out. So huge props to Grunted Warning for pushing my buttons and making remember what a sick sad world we all live in!
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Turbo Supermax #3 Review
Just got done reading Turbo Supermax #3 which was sent to me by my awesome zine friend!
It's a half page comic with a color front cover. It's kinda like an R rated X-men meets Mystery Men. Super hero Turbo Supermax is out for vengeance after his mutant friend Moss is killed by Christian extremist mutant group The White Triangle Club. Jam packed packed with bizarre mutants with odd super powers. Lots of bad language and some sexual content. I though it was pretty cool! Would like to see the first two issue so I can find out the whole story!
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You're Stressing Me Out!!! Zine Review
Got a new zine in the mail from my good buddy at Gonk Publishing. Seems like mini-zines is the new thing and I am loving it! I have to say I like this one even better then the last mini-zines I received mostly because this style is something I could replicate easier. Instead of a ton of intense folding this is four quarter pages folded in half and stapled. So you get a 14 page zine made of a single sheet of double side copy paper and two staples. How awesome is that! If I were going to make a zine like this I would probably add a extra quarter page on color paper as a cover though.
The zine is awesome, it's a personal story, the kind of thing you find only in zines. It's about a Summer where author is living with his girlfriend and her crazy roommate/friend. The roommate hates his guts so he has to deal with that all Summer. Hand written. I wish he would have added a cartoon though because I love his drawing style. Still an awesome little zine!
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