LIFE IS POSERS: INFLAMMABLE METROPOLIS, $6, 7” x 8½”, copied, 66 pgs.

May 23, 2018

This omnibus of loosely serialized comic strips follows the exploits and hijinks of a crew of gutter punk burnouts in the punk-themed town of Poserton, USA. Storylines involve a highly anticipated reunion show, a legendary batch of acid, a lot of kinda-almost-still-relevant jokes about punk culture, and attempted time travel? I’m not sure; it’s all kind of a jumble. This sort of hyper-punx throwback genre always reads like a parody of itself to me, but it’s at least partly intentional—these comics want to be obnoxious and in-your-face, basically a print version of The Casualties. Your odds of enjoying Life Is Posers probably directly correlate with the frequency with which you use the phrase “lowbrow art” in your day-to-day life. The highlights of this zine are the trove of small-print punk puns buried in the background every few pages, and the line “Are you planning to mosh? I will only mosh if they play songs from their first compact disc.” –Indiana Laub (Life Is Posers, lifeisposers.com)

 

 

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