Dodgy #1

Dodgy #1
I just want to say that the editor of this magazine is a very cool guy, as he set me along a mix CD and placed the copy of his zine in this awesome homemade envelope. He seems very knowledgeable about zines even though this is his first zine, even going as far as picking out an odd-sized paper for his zine and hand-binding each issue! Wow! I don’t even remember how to hand-bind an issue! The issue I have with this magazine is pretty much the same as with most of the introductory issues I get from people, and that is that the whole zine is much too short. For what is there, there is a good variety of types of writing that pretty much come back to one major topic : the city in which he lives, Tuba City, AZ. By far, the keystone of this issue goes well with this topic, doing a review of the broken-down houses along Main St. in his town. One note to Derrick (the editor) : make sure you don’t bring this into school. I’ve been on the receiving end of zine-related punishments and the inner cover (which consists of a cartoon with a violent, yet joking message) would get you kicked out of that fancy new public school that you are going to attend. Overall, this is a great first effort and I know that I will most definitely be asking Derrick for all subsequent issues of this magazine. If you want a copy, send $1 or trade to Derrick Pooyouma, PO Box 1023, Tuba City, AZ 86045 or e-mail him at silver_virex@hotmail.com.
Rating: 5.9/10

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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