Inside Artzine #11

Inside Artzine #11 / 4 Euros / :45 /  40L / /

 As one can gain from the title of this zine, there is a lot to do with Inside Artzine. The focal point fo this issue has to be the lush pieces of art that are reprinted here in full color. In fact, what the pieces in this issue leave a little to be desired, the works that provide the structure to this issue will make for many viewings or even some great miniature pictures. The great thing about Artzine is that even from the beginning, the art is attributed. There is no looking around the page to try to find a signature or tag, one just needs to run back to the beginning of the issue and look at the table of contents. Another, lesser-seen bit of art has to be the page layout that is present. While there is vibrant art like that put forth by Naoto Hattori, the inclusion of art with a simplistic page design makes for something that is much more interesting than a poem would normally be. The poetry drags on a little bit when it is present, but the poetic nature of a story like “And thus the light may sparkle” provides for a fun, albeit short, read. The art comes forth with a number of different styles; whiole there seems to be a few pieces that come forth with a very seventies, Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers type of look, there is collage art (Playing With Dolls) and more sci-fi meets fantasy type styles of art (Michael Hutter). The 40 long-sized pages of this issue ensure that readers will be able to focus in for a long period of time, and the art breaks things up nicely.

Rating: 5.5/10

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Author: James McQuiston

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

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