SHOW AND TELL #5 (Bend, OR)
The fifth issue of Rachel Lee-Carman's personal/comics zine includes even more funny, short pieces, on such diverse topics as the insanity of Costco, serving Stephen Baldwin (and saving his receipt!), and the death of a childhood cat. There are also how-to articles on how to make a one-page mini-zine using both sides of the paper, and how to make prints using modge podge, magazines, and tape! This is such a fun, spontaneous zine, which can make you laugh one minute and cry the next. Half-size, 36 pages.
SHOW AND TELL #6 (Bend, OR)
As the introduction says, Show & Tell #6 is set in winter, and is a bittersweet issue. A Patti Smith show/reading inspires self-reflection. Rachel's story on depression and self-healing inspired by Doris really spoke to me. And of course there is a how-to article, on screenprinting this time! The illustrations are a little more detailed this time, as Rachel gives us a peek into her favorite coffee shop and a "blanket fort pizza party" (yep, exactly what it sounds like). Half-size, 32 pages.
YOU DON'T GET THERE FROM HERE #14 (Los Angeles, CA)
YDGTFH #14 starts where the last issue ended, the death of Carrie's cat Jesse. This loss is echoed throughout, but there are positive moments too: a short trip to Oaxaca for Dia de los Muertos, plenty of running, dental work (okay, maybe that's not a positive moment!). Highly recommended for all fans of journal comics! Quarter-sized, 36 pages.
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