blackguard23 (blackguard23) wrote,
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Haich #1

     
[16 pages, half digest size, $5.00 plus postage, trades OK, from E J Zyla >>> wemakezines.ning.com/profile/Filka +++ readpalered.blogspot.com ]
First of all, this ziner, EJ Zyla (AKA Filka), sure can draw. The drawings in here are technically stunning. Really awesome stuff.
On the negative side, running throughout is some awful poetry, example: "The haich found me a finding - lengthy in tradition and long does his eye lie - As he welcomes me home he says, "We will make it up as we go..."  That's how it feels to the reader too. Great drawings, but awful poetry/text that seems to have been made up as they went. There may be some deeper meaning in here, but I'll have to settle for admiring the nifty drawings.
Also, Zyla makes it unnecessarily difficult to order a copy. Postage isn't included, so you're advised to use a currency converter to calculate that. Really, for a small zine like this you should just say, 'Send me three bucks or a trade, even a nice email or letter and I'll send you a copy!'
Also, it really bugs me when people don't put an actual physical address. Some people still use the postal service, you know. When the Apocalypse arrives, that may be the only form of long distance communication left. Did you ever think of that?
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On the plus side once more, there's a screen printed transparent plastic cover and the printing is high quality, so you could say it's a pretty neat little art zine, if you're into that sort of thing.
(Zyla's blog is definitely worth checking out - there's some photos of his/her scrapbooks and they're pretty darn cool.)
Tags: ej zyla, filka, haich, reviews
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