PSYCHOMOTO #21: $?, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, copied, 24 pgs.

Feb 02, 2015

This is the “family” issue of a long-running zine springing from the Antagonist Art’s Movement (which highlights new, obscure artists and writers who challenge the mainstream). This is the only exposure I’ve gotten to this particular “art movement,” and while their opening creed is a position I unexceptionally respect, I was hoping for a little more challenge in the subject matter. A lot of this issue consists of cute, endearing, sentimental stories about the authors’ families (accepting Dad, then funny Dad, then an accepting andfunny Dad). Plenty of fucked-up families have ran soldering irons around in people’s lives, but I don’t think it’s only legitimate to present that—it’s very real to recognize and appreciate the functional and positive aspects of your own family. I was just left feeling like I’d eavesdropped on someone’s conversation with a good friend, and not with any of the mental or emotional exhilaration that I try to get from art. There are also fanzine reviews and a pretty decent interview with two Iranian street artists who now reside in New York City. –Dave Brainwreck (, [email protected])