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Junior Careers reviewed in Media Junky

Review of Junior Careers from Media Junky, a review zine that only reviews material with actual physical addresses. From the intro: “The internet is incompatible with DIY cultural resistance. It is intrinsically a medium that promotes passivity and may be transforming everything into mere image.” Contact: Jason Rodgers, PO Box 62, Lawrence, MA 01842.media_junky_JC

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Piltdownlad reviewed in Xerography Debt

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The Zines I Read: DEAFULA

FROM THE PAGES OF PILTDOWNLAD #5 – Review of Deafula, issues 1-2-3
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Zine Review: Johnny America #8

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Zine Review: Oblast #11 (Places That I Have Slept)

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Zine Review: The Ken Chronicles

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2012 LA ZINE FEST

Who and what I saw at the 2012 Los Angeles Zine Fest

From the pages of Piltdownlad #4

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The Last Bookstore, RE/Search, Sean Stepanoff (Gristle), Carrie McNinch (You Don’t Get There From Here), Deirdree Prudence (Gag Me With A…), Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss Lonelyhearts), Ayun Halliday (East Village Inky), Simon Sotelo.

 

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Zine Review: Reddog Review #2

FROM THE FYUOCUK.COM ARCHIVES:

Reddog Review #2
Asha Anderson . Talent, OR . 32 pps

I just picked this up, started to read and couldn’t stop. Which says a lot for Reddog Review given the number of zines I have lying around that remain neglected for months at a time. Easily classified, I guess, as travel literature, it is certainly not as boring as most journal-like travelogues. Asha details her trip to Hawaii with compelling bits of history and lore about the beaches and islands she visited as well as relating her own experiences hiking through the volcanic mountains. The writing is excellent and the zine also includes a few illustrations that compliment the narrative. Since Asha and her partner made it a point to stay away from the touristy areas and keep to relatively uninhabited areas of the islands, as I would do myself in such an exploited vacation destination, if I were going to Hawaii, I would want this zine in my carry-on as a guide and inspiration to some of the places I’d want to check out.

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Review by Kelly Dessaint. Read more zine reviews here.

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Zine Review: Java Turtle #3

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Java Turtle #3
Lynne Lowe . Santa Barbara, CA . full ss . 26 pps

This issue of Java Turtle is an excellent example of the good writing one can find inside the otherwise rough exterior of a side stapled, full size zine. With a good combination of clip art, comics and illustrations, the size and layout make it very easy to read. Imperfections and typos aside, I was quickly drawn in by Lynne’s adventures at the 1999 Alternative Press Expo, braving El Niño and the story of how she met Mike Tolento, whose artwork adorns the cover and is featured throughout the zine, her experiences setting up the Santa Barbara Zine Fest with Ruel Graviola of Amusing Yourself to Death, an interview with John Marr of Murder Can Be Fun; a zinester’s book survey, trivial facts on turtles and coffee, as well as a few rants, memories and even some poetry… all of which make Java Turtle a great collection of interesting and entertaining material that also provides an informative personal history of the zine world. After reading it from beginning to end, the humble appearance and flaws only make it that much more endearing. Well worth the investment of time and petty cash.

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Review by Kelly Dessaint. Read more zine reviews here.

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Zine Review: Gush – Poems and Pictures

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Gush – Poems and Pictures
Attaboy . Walnut Creek, Ca . wide ss

The appeal for Gush is apparent at first glance. The full color cover draws you in with exciting and vibrant graphics. Inside the pages radiate with a plethora of b&w cartoon images complimenting a precise layout. The poems themselves are as casual as the design. With title such as “Zombie Undead Hair,” “Roach In the Oven” and “I’m Supposed to be Pudding,” the objects of Attaboy’s affections play into his comical and simple approach. The fonts at time can get kind of hectic, but all in all, probably just adds to the fun. And it comes with a post card/sticker!

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Review by Kelly Dessaint. Read more zine reviews here.

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