NO SCENE ZINE #5, $6, 5½” x 8½”, printed, 20 pgs.

Jan 21, 2022

For children of the 1980s, the aesthetic of issue number five of No Scene Zine: Presents Lisa Frankenstein will (or at least, should) look unmistakably familiar. Go back to those elementary school classroom days and visualize the shimmery multicolored stickers featuring unicorns, hearts, and kittens clinging to rainbow moons that were traded with fervor and collected in sticker albums or slapped onto Trapper Keepers. Indeed, the content of this zine is a bright mash-up of designer Lisa Frank and the monster of the sci-fi classic Frankenstein. Throughout the issue, its creators B-Side, July Timesheets, and Spacebar repeatedly reference both in ways that stir up nostalgia (“Sticker Trading Tips”), stoke the imagination (“Failed Lisa Frank Characters”), and stimulate self-expression (a how-to on “Bride of Lisa Frankenstein Hair”). No Scene Zine: Presents Lisa Frankenstein is a beast of an issue. –Gina Murrell (B-Side, July Timesheets, and Spacebar, noscenezine.com)

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