SWIMMING (People Make Plans #3.5 / August 2017)
32 pages, zine is 4 x 4 inches but full color cover is 8.5 x 4.5 inches, $2 US ($3 CAN/MEX / $3 world), maybe trades
New Orleans, LA 70179
Described as a mini-zine memoir about the 8/5/2017 flash floor in New Orleans with themes of friendship, love, grieving, cats, PTSD, and flooding, this zine has a hand-rolled ink cover (blue) with fingerpainted gold smears; the zine itself is printed on ivory colored paper. Of all the zines I got in this review batch, this is the one I looked at first because the construction is different from anything I've seen before; it's basically this tiny little zine tucked inside an art print, which is cool. The zine itself is well-written; I won't give away what happens (you should get it & read it & find out for yourself!) but I will tell you I couldn't put it down. It's a fast read and an important one; the writing is vivid and you'll be compelled to read through start-to-finish. Interesting, innovative design; this one is worth getting and reading; it's also lovely to look at as a design object. Highly recommended.