Ker-Bloom #36


This zine is one of the ones that has been out for an absurd amount of time, but hasn’t really caught on to the masses of people. The people that have read this zine are in love with it, as it is a very fun read. The only problem that I could potentially see with it was the incredibly short narrative story in this issue. Honestly, this issue of the magazine is twelve pages long, including the covers and inner page. I can totally see where the cover price is $2, as the editor of the magazine has to lay out every single letter in a press and then stamp each individual page. Also, the heavy card stock that she uses is really beautiful, and probably pretty pricey. However, the zine does have a lot of followers, both for her narrative style and her incredible devotion to the layout aspects of each and every issue. For me however, I do notice the incredible work done on the magazine, but can’t help but just want more textual content for the issue. This issue deals almost exclusively about the editor’s childhood, describing the summers of her early life after school years when they were taught about riptides and rattlesnakes. Being from a relatively land-locked state (I don’t count Lake Erie for much), I can only wonder what living near an ocean must have been like.

Rating : 6.9/10.

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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