BAD IDEA #1: Free, 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied, 30 pgs.

The most remarkable thing about this zine is the fantastic black-and-white layout. There are tons of sharp photographs through the zine and they look great. It looks like the idea here is that the editor, Julia, gets a bunch of her friends to each contribute a page or two and everyone is really into punk rock-themed collages. Notable exception to the artsy stuff is an excerpt from Todd Taylor’s new book. This is not too bad for a first issue; there’s just not quite enough content. –Lauren Trout (Bad Idea Fanzine, PO Box 6052, Huntington Beach, CA, 92615)