Blurt #3

Blurt #3 / $1 / 64M / http://www.geocities.com/vinylagogo/vinylaprintprint/

Lew is one of the most interesting zinesters that I have a chance to read every few months. This time, the stories of Lew going to concerts, selling copies of eir zines, and having out with friends are blocked off with a number of different sketches.  This is a good thing, as the stories that Lew tells are quite a few pages and are done in a small font. The style of Lew’s writing is descriptive in a way that is reminiscent of a Steinbeck, even if the subject material is about the writings on bathroom walls at college or not knowing how to drive a stick shift. The sketches in this issue are nothing more than noodles on sheets of paper for the most part, but they either illustrate the story or tell a story of their own. The layout behind the stories are interesting, and give eyes something else to focus on instead of making the entirety of the zine conform to the whiteness of the paper. This issue is a few years old, so make sure to go to Lew’s website and pick up both #4 and #5. However, there is nothing dated in this issue, so make it a point to pick up this issue as well. Tell Lew what you think too; I know it shouldn’t have to be said, but individuals that do zine get pitifully low correspondence. Any letter may be the difference between releasing a new issue or closing up shop.

Rating: 7.2/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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