FINALE 95 #1: $?, 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, copied, 36 pgs.

Sep 19, 2013

I’m not trying to be patronizing, and this isn’t much of a feat, but I have been doing zines since this author’s age (seventeen) and mine totally sucked then while this totally rules! Absolutely hilarious zine with seemingly no specific focus besides Alanna’s sharp wit and killer execution. There’s straightforward, funny stuff (“The Story of How My Parents Told Us They Were Getting a Divorce”), goofy interviews with relatives (mom, brother’s boyfriend) that betray a skilled, insightful interviewer regardless, and plenty of other random stuff. What I especially appreciated was that Alanna is very engaged and excited about the present age of punk—not solely reverent of its past—even though she loves and appreciates it. Highly recommended. –Dave Brainwreck (, [email protected])