PROOF I EXIST #15: $3, 4” x 5 ½”, photocopied, 56 pgs.

Proof I Exist is a personal zine about the joys and trials of Billy’s life. He starts out describing sleep deprivation problems at his job (he’s a dealer at a casino) and then moves on to write about his dog getting sick. Kind of a slow start, yet the simple and engaging writing eventually sucked me into the author’s life. The best parts were about realizing that he’s in love with someone just after moving thousands of miles away from them. Loses points for talking about crushes. Talking about crushes in a zine is like putting drums in a bluegrass band or wearing a beret to a poetry reading—both of which suck for different reasons. Pretty good, nonetheless. (Billy, 107 B Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004, [email protected])