Sebrakakku! #1

Sebrakakku! #1 / :10 / 16 S / Free or Trade / / /

Starting the inaugural issue of Sebrakakku with an editor’s note about how ey doesn’t subscribe to the “this will suck” mantra, but about the fear that ey might not cover everything that ey wants to cover. Touching upon the self-esteem issue is incredibly important, because practically all the zinesters that I know are crippled into some sort of submission, whether it be releasing an issue a year or being completely forced out of the zine scene by this lack of self-esteem. The first section of Sebrakakku! sets the tone for the rest of the issue, showing readers flashes of who exactly the editor is, regardless of year or position on this globe. Going in a reverse order from when they came out is a slight bit disconcerting for me as the reviewer, but this first issue of Sebrakakku is essential in laying out the who what when and where, something that is assumed that the reader base will be familiar with in the follow-up issues. Even though the material of Sebrakakku is contained on sixteen all-too-small fourth-sized pages, Dave is laconic enough to provide material on one page that certain zinesters would be struggling to fit in four or five. All of the Grilled Tuna Zines are done with the same high quality that we can expect from Dave, but I would have to put Sebrakakku on the top of the pile because of the aforementioned essentiality of this issue. Give Dave about $5 and I’m sure ey will surprise you with a nicely-stuffed envelope.

Rating: 6.5/10

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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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