INSTANT REGRET #1: $2, 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, photocopied, 30 pgs.

Aug 22, 2013

The first issue of Instant Regret was created as a challenge by the author to himself. His constant indecision had kept him from putting out a zine before now, in his late twenties. While he had talked about it, he finally decided to do it. And I congratulate him on it, as not only is it a great feeling to produce and publish a zine, but also for getting over his indecision, as well as sending it out to be reviewed. That’s not easy, so kudos to him. The content of the zine focuses on his education in zines, wanting to move to Portland, Oregon, and his depression, amongst other things. I read this pretty quickly and really wished it was longer, as I found the writing to be well done, his story to be interesting, and could certainly relate to the indecision and depression. I’d definitely be interested in reading a second issue that focused more on the author’s experiences and his attempts at trying to overcome them (especially if he succeeds).