BIG HANDS #9: $2, 8 ½” x 5 ½” printed, 72 pgs.

Big Hands is a zine packed with words and almost looks like a mini-book. With zines like this, where I’ve never met the author, don’t know anything about him, reading their personal musings on a variety of subjects often makes me feel like a voyeur. I tend to look for something in the writing that I can relate to, something that makes me like the author. The first thing I read in this issue was the review of Cometbus, a lodestone in this kind of zine. After that, I dove into an article about Greensboro, North Carolina, which was terrifying and interesting at the same time. Big Hands is well written, with articles and stories that are informative and expose the underbelly of society. I dig this zine. (AaronLake Smith, 1104 Imperial Rd., Cary, NC 27511)