INSIDE ARTZINE #17: $6.85, 8 ¼” x 11 ¾, print, 48 pgs.

The title of this zine is a bit pedestrian considering the contents. Or maybe there’s just a word missing. Maybe it was supposed to be called Inside-Out Artzine. That would be more appropriate, since a substantial portion of this art is blood and guts twisted into all sorts of brilliant shapes. There’s a lot of great art to stare at in these pages. My favorite is “Babylon,” a painting by Michael Hutter, which features a crew of grotesque dessert dwelling creature-people trudging forward with open maws and outstretched tongues. The only criticism I have is that the zine leans a bit heavy on digital photo manipulation art, which can be cool but some of it is blah. That type of art has a place, but it shouldn’t take the spotlight in a zine like this. –MP Johnson (inside-artzine.de)