ORGAN GRINDER #4: $7, 8 ½” x 11”, 26 pgs.

Mar 19, 2015

Organ Grinder is, hands down, one of the most impressive zines in my collection. Full of quizzes, brain teasers, and the odd joke and comic or two, the zine is entertaining, sarcastic, and really fucking clever. Each page contains multiple features which looks busy but avoids becoming messy or overwhelming thanks to the even and clean layout, as well as the vibrant color printing. Also included is an impressively compiled state-by-state Pull Out Booze Map informing readers of the times you can buy alcohol in specific regions. In contrast to the colorful cacophony of fun in the rest of the zine, the only thing that seemed out of place was the six page short story about a homeless hitchhiker. Unfortunately, it came off less thought provoking and more melodramatic and preachy. Overall, I highly recommend challenging yourself to the puzzles of Organ Grinder. Tally up your score and meet me in the Winner’s Circle to see how you rank up. –Ashley Ravelo (Kung Fu Jimmy,, [email protected])