After a brief absence caused by completely forgetting, I finally made it back to the PO Box yesterday and gathered my treats, which included an airline bottle of vodka from a kind soul who chose to remain anonymous. If I can get this free-booze-in-the-mail deal off the ground, I believe I will be remembered for generations as a great man.
Anyway, I also got:
- Insignificant Proportions (A Memoir of Sorts) & Insignificant Proportions Companion Coloring Book [No price, DB Pedlar, 25727 Cherry Hill Rd, Camb. Spgs, PA 16403] I love getting stuff from DB, and I love the statement on page 3 that he is making this zine for his grandchildren and hopes that one of us--his readers--will be the one to hand them a copy, someday. The coloring book just blows my mind.
- Fed Up Mag #11 (firstname.lastname@example.org; myspace.com/fedupmag) 6 screaming pages about shopping, decluttering, and animated movies.
- Blackguard #1 ($7, PO Box 93, Paddington NSW 2021 Australia; blackguard23.livejournal.com; email@example.com). Wow, pretty gorgeous 4-color cover and crisp, well-done comix inside by various artists. $7 is high, but looks worth it. Theme is "Religious Crazies" - who can't get behind that!
- Brain Food #15 ($1, Mike Toft, POB 7246, Minneapolis MN 55407; cartoonistconspiracy.com/brainfood; firstname.lastname@example.org) An installment in an ongoing comic story, digest-sized and good-looking.
And that was it! The booze counts for about 27 zines, though.
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