ZINES YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT IN 2012
Whats up ya’ll! Chunks here… just showing you a few gems from 2012.
NO BUMMERS 3: THE ENDER OF THE BENDER
Riley McMaster www.christianhomeowner.com
Me, Riley and 2 other friends spent 5 weeks driving across America (we’re Canadian) last year, and this zine was his piece de resistance to showcase what we got up to. Full color pages, and the front and back covers are screen printed wood bound together with leather. Nuts! Plus theres a photo of me passed out with some weird shit in my mouth inside. Hit him up.. who knows he might have copies left.
FUCK THIS INDUSTRY BITCH IM IN THESE STREETS
T. Reilly Hodgson www.bloodoftheyoungzine.com www.nofunpress.com
Me and Reilly trade all the time, I think I have every zine from him so it made it hard to pick a favourite. I think this one has a taste of every style he shoots. Lots of graffiti, street drugs, coppers, etc etc. This dude gets it all on film! BOTY and NO FUN are producing the best zines up here, I’d suggest checking out both their stores.
BLAZEGUARD: LIVELY VISIONS - THE BLAZERS DIGEST
Tons of stoners
This is a zine that you wouldn’t have got your hands on unless you were either a BMX rat or a weed connoisseur. This zine is strictly about smoking weed. Put together by some of my really good friends out west. I think that a trimmed down version got put in with a Holeshot BMX zine pack but this one is the real deal smokers edition. My favourite photo is a dude taking a bong rip while the photographer holds the steering while of the car he’s driving.
A BADD HEAD
John McCarthy www.badd-habits.com
This zine came as a bigger part of the Badd Habits Bail Bonds T-shirt pack. The zine is great but man, the quality of the whole pack was off the chain. I can safely say that it was my favourite piece of mail I can remember. Limited to 25 pieces I think this one sold out in a few days but keep an eye on this dude for upcoming releases. Big tings!
MYSTIC VISION 6
Aarin Smith http://aarinsmith.tumblr.com/
This is a really high quality graffiti zine. Aarin is out there putting in work and this zine shows it. He gets some of the sickest action shots out there. Check out his shit!
IDLEWOOD ZINE #3
Lots of lady skateboarders www.antisocialshop.com
This zine is the thickest one in my shelf! Put together by a bunch of sweet lady skateboarders from Vancouver and elsewhere, this one is a classic cut and paste xerox zine. Mostly skateboarding and shenanigans. Get a hold of one if you like pretty girls and fun!
Blood Of The Young (and contributors) www.bloodoftheyoungzine.com
Just a good all around contributor based zine. I didn’t just pick this one cause I have photos in it but it doesn’t hurt. Graffiti, boobies, guns. Like I said before just go buy some fucking stuff from these dudes. You won’t regret it.
I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW
Dimitri Karakostas and Sonia D'Argenzio http://springsnakes.tumblr.com/
This zine is all photos from Sonia and Dimitri’s trip across Europe and North Africa (I think). Amazing landscape photos juxtaposed by titties and wangs. Some trespassing and a camel. This one has it all!
YO SICK ZINE: LOCALS ONLY 7 + PZA VOLUME 3
Prashant Gopal www.yosickzine.blogspot.com
I’m not the biggest on mini zines but these ones are perfect. Short, only a few pages each, but full of hilarious content. The PZA zine is about, you guessed it, pizza. Its got a section of pizza tattoos which are rad. Locals Only is a catalogue of rad untapped BMX street spots. Get a hold of Prashant for zines and stickers!
And remember, get in touch with me if you want your zine reviewed! www.notonmyblock.tumblr.com