PUNKS AND ROGUES, #1, $3, 5½” x 4”, copied, 104 pgs.

Mar 15, 2022

With the subtitle “A D.I.Y Destructo Journal for the One Percent Who Do Not Fit In & Do Not Care,” the first issue of Punks and Rogues zine definitely adheres to that ethos with articles that include “How to Take Over Your School,” “How to Create a Fake Identity,” and “Live Rent Free: Home Ownership Without Debt.” In the article on taking over your school, there is a section on the school library that offers this tip: “Figure out how the school’s catalog system works (Dewey Decimal or some shit) and make fake catalog labels for the books you stick in there.” As someone whose day job is librarian, I beg you, please don’t do that. Within the zine, there is also a “VCR Buyer’s Guide.” Interspersed throughout are throwback print ads like the ones in old-school comic books, for Sea Monkeys and X-Ray Specs. Punks and Rogues offers reckless reading that is sure to inform, entertain, and quite likely disrupt. –Gina Murrell (Punks and Rogues, punksandrogues.bandcamp.com)