ANIMALIA #1: $2, 8½” x 5½”, copied, 28 pgs.

Jul 03, 2014

I will not wait until the wee hours of the morning before they are due to do my reviews again. Why? Because sometimes I have to review disturbing stories like those found within the pages of this zine and I will have nightmares. All three stories are about how humans and animals do not always form a peaceable kingdom. The writing style is nothing to write home about, but the subtle way that the horror creeps into a seemingly benign story is pretty damn cool. The first story is young adult fiction gone horribly wrong. The other two have a strong social satire component. It’s what I would imagine Jonathan Swift would write if he watched a lot of sci-fi/horror movies. Fortunately, there are no illustrations except for the front cover. –Lisa Weiss (Jim Gies, 2020 N California Ave. #276, Chicago, IL 60647, [email protected])