WE DON’T GO TO THEIR PARTIES: A GAINESVILLE COMIC ANTHOLOGY #1: probably $1, 8 ½ x 7, copied, 40 pgs.

I’ve never seen a compilation zine before, but this is pretty cool.  Some of the writing surprises me in its depth; some of the writing leaves me scratching my head.  Likewise, some of the comics are drawn really well, and some look like they were drawn by a three-year old.  My favorite was “Gainesville Biking Tour ‘98” because the artwork really captures what I’ve seen of Gainesville, and the writing reminds me of a lot of what goes through my head when I ride my bike around.  And there are some other real gems in between these pages.  “We Don’t Go to Their Parties” definitely doesn’t have Marvel quaking in their boots, but then again, I prefer comics that aren’t overdrawn and testosterone driven. –Sean (Travis Fristoe, PO Box 13077, Gainesville, FL32604)