SMOG CITY MAGAZINE #2: $5, 6 ½” x 10 ½”, glossy, 57 pgs.

Jul 21, 2011

This shit is so rad. The main piece, “Highway 126,” reminisces in the nostalgic and outrageous grittiness of pulp novels. The presentation of the zine reinforces that idea of mystery with layered pages that open up to reveal text and illustrations. Smog City Diaries, an excerpt by Dick Wegmans, is an unusual (and funny) exploration of writer’s block and ennui in general. Fake, vintage ads are strewn throughout the three stories. I have to say I didn’t read the second chapter of “The Night Snacker,” a short episode of Mulnix’s serialized story, only because I’ve got to get my hands on chapter one first! –Mulnix, PO Box 29753, LA, CA 90027

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