XEROGRAPHY DEBT #38: $4, 8½” x 5½”, offset, 67 pgs.

Maybe you’re like me and you’ve seen Xerography Debt for years and never read it. Or maybe you’ve been reading it all along and know it’s awesome. Aside from being a great space devoted to zine reviews, Xerography Debthas a series of short columns by longtime zinesters like Liz Mason, Davida Gypsy Breier, Joe Biel, Gianni Simone, and a slew of others. The result is this sweet and entertaining and—pardon my language—cozy publication that, as one dude called it, “is the glue of the zine community.” So, sure, there are lots of different glues to that end, but I had the best Saturday morning ever hanging out with a coffee and hearing from these folks about what they’ve been reading, some ‘80s anecdote about a mystery illustrator who went under deep-zine cover, and a slew of other stimulating minutiae. I’ll be making a point to buy the next issue. –Jim Joyce (Microcosm, microcosmpublishing.com)