Eat Zine #4 makes the top 10 this week at #4.
1. Burn Collector #16 by Al Burian (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – It’s always a joy to see another installment of Al’s adventures, especially since we see him less and less in Chicago due to his relocation in Berlin. There’s plenty of flash rant-style review pieces (an Iron Maiden concert for one), books he’s read (a YA novel!), and also his comics. Like the last issue of BC there’s also some interviews too, like Tim Remis from Sweet Cobra (and of lesser-known Soviet folk singer fame), as well as Sascha Scatter of The Icarus Project. Published by Caroline Pequita’s art-freaker publishing house Pegacorn Press in Brooklyn. -LM
2. The Monster That Ate the Stars by Souther Salazar $1.00
3. Thickness #2 by Angie Wang et al. $10.00 – Hot ‘n slimey crypto-beast on humanoid-beast action. Eagerly anticipated sophmore release for this sexy anthological comic. Works from Lisa Hanawalt, Michael DeForge, Jilian Tamaki and more.
4. Eat Zine #4 by Jazz Robinson and Dan Varenka $6.50 – Ecclectic/eccentric food zine with a down to earth approach, a goofy sense of humor and a crafty eye for special effects. Standouts of this issue include the street tag AGAVE, weed butter chicken livers, banana origami, and a recipe for chocolate maple bourbon bacon cupcakes. Lucky Peach totally owes these guys a cheeky move or two. -EF
5. Enchante: Short Stories by Dan Gleason $2.00 – Most recent endeavor from lovable local weirdo.
6. Crap Hound #8 Superstition by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press)$12.00 – This issue meditates on such things as black cats, butterflies, knots, candles…All with a wonderful “Fair Use” collage-y awesomeness.
7. Roctober #50 ed. by Jake Austen $5.00 – Roctober is 20 years old! This is issue #50! I love this magazine!!!!! LOVE THIS MAGAZINE! Let’s have a party. -EF
8. Crap Hound #5 Hands Hearts Eyes by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press)$12.00
9. Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Three by Joshua Chapman $1.00 – Although the “school project” alibi is wearing a little thin on this educational zine series, the nerdery aboard this enterprise holds strong and is remarkably entertaining. Makes me wish I knew more Star Trek things to crack puns about.-EF
10. 8 Track Mind #101 Zines by F.R. Russ Forster $3.00 – This issue goes light on the 8-trackology but stays true to its analog-obsessed roots with a well-rounded symposium all about “Zines Versus Blogs”. -EF