PROOF I EXIST #29, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 20 pgs.

Jan 30, 2019

This issue of Proof I Exist zine is about obsession with hockey. He describes his initial struggle with it, not wanting to get down with hyper-masculine jock shit and making his peace with this. He also analyzes hockey from a queer standpoint, reviews a hockey book found in an old couch, and more. The best part by far was about his teenage love of playing the game with his friends. First, they’re content simply playing with inline skates and two trash cans to mark a goal, then someone suggests they compete in a state competition. Taking up the challenge they get in way over their heads playing high school teams that are far more skilled. The fallout is hilarious and kind of sweet. While it certainly didn’t inspire me to reconsider hockey, people writing about stuff they like with joy and passion is always fun to read. –Craven Rock ([email protected])