Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This is a zine from Hong Kong. It's good and made me uncomfortable. I didn't like the violence, but I liked the video game nostalgia. I initially flipped through it and felt worried about all the words--there are pictures too, for sure, but lots of words. But they go down easily.
I missed a lot of the pop culture references, but I got a lot of them too.
I like the tone and humor and readability. But these people would never in a million years be friends with me.
Overall it's very unbalanced--almost entirely boy--but fun to read and super well done. It totally does what it sets out to do. Its project is kind of strange.
I liked the intro and I liked the first piece best about being a Mega Man. I had never read anything quite like it.
So if you have video game nostalgia and are probably a guy in your late 30s, this may be the perfect zine for you.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This is a new zine by Jason Martin. It's about musicians and music. The comix are sweet, poignant vignettes with simple, beautiful drawings.
I have a soft spot in my heart for the work of Jason Martin. I collect all his zines and even his book Driftwood City. I try not to be a hoarder, but his work is that good.