December 17th, 2013

Xerography Debt #34

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The brand new Xerography Debt arrived in my mailbox today. Woo hoo! I haven't read it yet, but wanted to post immediately to let you all know it's out and available to buy here or send $4.00US to Davida Gypsy Breier, PO Box 11064, Baltimore MD 21212, USA.

[The next day...] Fred Argoff wrote something pretty cool at the end of his reviews in this issue:
"Keep reading zines, trading zines and reviewing zines. And if you haven't already done so, think about doing one of your very own (it's fun, and it can also be therapeutic: when you produce a zine, you're the boss. It looks the way you want it to look, and it says what you want it to say. So for a little while, you can forget about that person at work who enjoys telling you what to do.)"

Honk! #1

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ADULTS ONLY! 32 pages, 8" x 5.5", by LJ Turnock >>> leejamesturnock [at] gmail [dot] com + thecomixcompany.ecrater.com + leejamesturnock.blogspot.com

Wow, this one is a real trip. It begins with a guy in a bar telling the barman about his childhood obsession with 'Bolt Sidney' and his subsequent disillusionment when he visits Florida's 'Sidneyworld'. Then a woman, Doralee, walks into the bar, and boy, has she got a story to tell! She came from a hick town where she narrowly avoided being forced into a marriage with a retarded cousin by escaping with her dog Toejam. On the road they soon come across a ragged tent hosting a burlesque show, and with Doralee's assets, she is encouraged to join the troupe. However, the suggestion of smearing dog food on her butt and Toejam licking it off tickles neither Doralee, nor Toejam himself, so they split from that scene too. They then proceed to meet characters from the Wizard of Oz, but a far more warped version... The scarecrow has a heart, but he's missing something else. My favourite was LJ's version of the Cowardly Lion. LJ's lion isn't cowardly, he just has terrible taste. His wife kicked him out because he layed around the lair all day watching Three Stooges videos. He also loves The Dukes of Hazzard, The Gong Show, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo. ... Next thing you know, we see it's a stuffy British father reading about these events and tut tutting about what an "open sewer" America has become, and his son and daughter ("sneering subversives") are part of the problem! They need a nanny! And they get one - Mary Pipkins. ... Oh, man. It goes on and on. It's a proper freakout, daddy-o. And the art is terrific.

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