Who and What We Are

Xerography Debt is a review zine for zine readers by zine writers (and readers). It is a hybrid of review zine and personal zine (the ancestor to many blogs). The paper version has been around since 1999. This blog thing is are attempt to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Paper 1.0. Print is not dead, but it is becoming more pixelated.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

zine reviews by Kris

Hey there. Welcome to my first post on the X. Debt blog. I hope this works...

First up: Worry Stone #1 (August 2008) by Jerianne
(P.O. Box 330156, Murfreesboro, TN 37133, USA, jerianne@undergroundpress.org).
Price: $?

This 28 page mini details the difficulties of living with a partner who has diabetes.

And I quote: "As I´ve gotten older, I have developed an increasing number of anxieties. Life isn´t simple anymore: I have a marriage-like relationship with a diabetic man. We have a young child. I am a homeowner. I have a career. I have debt."

This isn´t a light-hearted read. Jerianne gives the reader a heavy dose of the daily struggles of living with her partner, Denny, who has some very serious health issues which are a direct result of diabetes. There is also a lot of information & statistics regarding the disease reprinted here, as well as plenty of clip art & a list of sources. Recommended.

Apparently Jerianne´s been busy, because not that long ago I also received from her the new issue of Zine World: A Reader´s Guide to the Underground Press #26 (Summer 2008). Now, if you aren´t already reading Zine World: ARG then I don´t really know what to tell you other than YOU NEED TO GET THIS! Every issue contains articles, news & columns about censorship issues, tons of enlightening letters, classifieds & events listings, & hundreds of zine reviews. This is essential reading for anybody who is passionate about independent publishing. And the new issue contains an enormous updated international listing of zine libraries & infoshops.

To get your copy send $4 (USA), $5 (Canada/Mexico), $7 (elsewhere). To subscribe send $10 for 3 issues (USA), $13 (Canada/Mexico), $18 (elsewhere).

Here´s the address:
Zine World
PO Box 330156
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0156
USA
www.undergroundpress.org

And that´s it for now. Adios!

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