April 21st, 2015

Fun Fun Fun #13 [Nov 2014]

16 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", $? a coupla bucks or a trade might get you a copy, or even a nice letter! Always worth a try, or of course if you do a skate zine yourself, no doubt you would be 100% guaranteed a trade with Matt, 3880 Carroll Drive, Horn Lake MS 38637, USA

I've reviewed a copy of Fun Fun Fun way back in the mists of time... December 2011 it was - Fun Fun Fun #8. Good to see Matt is still going. It's the same deal - a whole bunch of B&W pics of skaters, and in the back there's a list of zines with their addresses. Why just a list though? Would be good to know what they're about. There are also two extremely brief record reviews.

Matt notes in his intro that "In the time it took to make this issue we lost two greats. Dogtown legends Shogo Kubo and Jay Adams both died of heart attacks only about a month apart. This zine is forever dedicated to their memory."

Kackle Issue 3D : Skull Water

12 pages. 7" x 5", $7.00pp [USA]; $8.00pp [Rest of the World] Bruce Wilson, 2184E. 20th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5N 2L6, CANADA + spatty31 [at] hotmail.com

This short story is illustrated with 3D drawings - the zine comes with 3D glasses - and the effect is awesome. Being the kind of old school red and blue 3D glasses I kind of expected a rather average effect, like I've seen employed elsewhere, but this is really done well. The accompanying story is of an elderly couple and their only son, the three of which live in a remote cabin in the woods. Both the young man's parents die within a short space of time, the father then the mother. The son is inconsolable. However! The local doctor is known for some very special powers, of which the bereft son is aware, and he desperately pleads with the doc to bring his mother back.

Well, Re-Animator has taught us that playing God with the deceased will almost never lead to a happy ending, but could it be a different story for this young man and his dear old mother? Why not contact Mr Wilson here and arrange to find out, eh?