HAPPY LONER, THE #7, $? 5½” x 8½”, copied, 14 pgs.

May 23, 2018

I hadn’t read The Happy Loner before, but it’s done by a Canadian woman named Izalixe, who writes in a free-flowing, diary manner. It’s a short issue but engaging. This issue is from early 2017 and Izalixe writes of the change from the shit-awful year that was 2016 and her hopes for 2017. She also describes trying to get around in Quebec in the winter using a taxi after throwing out her back. It’s actually much more interesting than I’m making it sound. The ink used in the photocopying process came off on my fingers, and not in that endearing, Maximum Rock’n’roll way. But otherwise this was a simple, quick read that I would’ve enjoyed reading more of. –Kurt Morris (Izalixe Straightheart, 30 rue Ste-Ursule #77, Quebec, QC G1R 4E3, Canada)