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Zine Reviews by Samantha Lapierre

The Reverse Cougar Years: Issue 5 By Maxx Critical 24 pages, digest size, perzine arevolutionofwords@gmail.com Issue 5 of Maxx Critical’s The Reverse Cougar Years series is a compilation of three of Critical’s personal OkCupid online dating adventures. Beautifully written and very touching, while reading I found that Critical’s experiences with OkC were not unlike my […]

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Zine Reviews by Abbie Foxton

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – A Billie Holiday Pocket Reader by MC Sunflower Jones These teeny zines thrill me. Such a neat fit, perfect for inside a dolls hands or fob pocket. I used to make zines like this, way back when I used to run with scissors. So its size I feel immediately taken with. Subject. […]

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June 2015 Zine Reviews

Tragic Boffin #6 quarter size, perzine, 28 pgs tragicboffin@gmail.com I bought this off Etsy on a whim and I’m extremely glad I did; a few of the pages made me actually, not figuratively, laugh out loud. A standout perzine with a great cut and paste design aesthetic and a surprisingly large amount of insight and […]

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Zine Reviews by Kal Green

Bartle Royale by Thom Dinsdale and drawn by Ryan Humphrey Full size, 28 pgs withapencilinhand.tumblr.com This full size 8 x 11 comic re-imagines Springfield in a bleak dystopian setting, riddled with high unemployment, hopeless adults and unruly, homicidal students. It’s The Simpsons meets Battle Royale. The usually quirky and irreverent characters have been thrust into […]

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February 2015 Zine Reviews

Doris #31 by Cindy Crabb Digest size, 18 pgs PO Box 29 Athens, OH 45701 dorisdorisdoris.com I assume most readers are quite familiar with Cindy Crabb and her incomparable zine, Doris. Always cited as a perennial favorite, it’s not an overstatement to say that it’s one of the most important and influential fanzines ever written. […]

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January 2015 Zine Reviews

Antique Evaluations #1 Digest size, Art Zine, 46 pgs antiqueevals.tumblr.com antiqueevals@gmail.com This zine is filled with nearly four dozen performance evaluations for employees of a state sponsored psychiatric hospital. The cover reads: “A Found Art Zine: Even 80 years ago your boss was a dick”. These historical “inside documents” are a fascinating and disturbingly entertaining […]

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September 2014 Zine Reviews

Call My Name #4 Quarter size, perzine, 22 pgs Summer 2013 $1 charlottelope@riseup.net etsy.com/shop/chlottestuff This is a 24 zine project for International Zine Month, so it lacks some of the depth customary to Charlotte’s full issues; nevertheless, there’s still a lot to enjoy here. First off I love that Charlotte has a “zinester shirt” and […]