DIURNAL MAMMALS OF THE MOJAVE: $?, 4 ¼” x 6 ¼”, color cardstock cover, photocopied, 17 pgs.

A quick, elegant zine that highlights the enormous chops of science illustrator Andrea Lofthouse Quesada. (Her fur-rendering is fabulous. Word on the street is that her spider genitalia renderings are second-to-none.) This is a quick zine that highlights the animal inhabitants of the tough-ass Southwestern United States, an area I grew up in. Each animal gets a short anecdotal story, a more formal blurb from the Smithsonian, and an illustration. Two things I learned: One, rabbits use their ears to help cool themselves down. Two, fuck the Smithsonian for not having the burro listed in their database. Species-ists! Track this one down for the illustrations; keep it because it reminds us that zines will never be just about one thing, and that the best ones are always guided by enthusiasm. (andrealofthouse, [email protected])