Oh wow! I posted my very first review on amazon in honor of Alicia’s new zine!!! This is not her first but it’s the first one in print. I don’t know if that is why it’s my fav since I can hold it in my hand but I can honestly say it ROCKS!!!! HERE is my review . . . (oh and the link in case you want to read it on amazon for some reason)
I think the (somewhat) muted colors look fantastic against teh weathered grey cover. How about you?!?!?
OK here is what I wrote. Do ya think Somerset will hire a hit on me for this? Well it’s bloody well true!! They print the same OLD stuff month in month out. Personally it’s hard to take. There I said it again!!!! Wooo hooo I feel so free to speak up at long last!
My review . . .
This just arrived and I am awestruck!!! If major magazines like Somerset had art like this it would be so So SO much better (sorry Somerset but you should check this out and then step it up a notch (or 3). Everything in here is fresh and unique– the colors are jaw droppingly beautiful and the design is nothing short of amazing. When I first opened the box from Lulu I felt just a twinge of disappointment at the size because I knew I wanted to see a lot of the details of the art work that is in there. There are unique assemblage pieces and wonderful altered books– most notably by the Pulp Redux group. It looked much bigger in the photo but it is exactly 8.5 inches square and about 46 pages by my count. But after looking at every page I can honestly say I’ve never seen a better zine by anyone!!! And I’ve owned some of the greats to be sure! This one is in a class of its own. There are fantastic details and it was well worth it! I’m so glad I ordered this!!! A big hats off to Alicia Caudle for curating and designing this lovely little masterpiece full of texture, the loveliest of colors and so much inspiration it is bursting out of the covers!!!!
Well Dear Readers if I don’t post another thing please refer this case to Unsolved Mysteries on my behalf ; )
Thanks for listening and thanks for being true to yourself as I know many of you are. I admire that greatly so hats off to you also! It’s not always easy and there is a price to be paid to march to your own drummer. I pay it gladly and with an open heart. Catch you soon