RESTLESS LEGS #13, $6 ppd., 8½” x 5½”, matte color, 30 pgs.

Jan 31, 2018

High-quality photography zine featuring mostly smiling portraits of the photographer’s cool-looking friends. Seriously, the print quality is so good in this thing that it feels like I could be flipping through an Urban Outfitters lifestyle catalogue or something, but for Tru Punx with patched-up jorts and fading stick-and-pokes. (Actually, that may still be applicable to Urban Outfitters catalogues, but this is definitely punker.) This was made during the author/photographer’s gradual transition from Portland to the Midwest, so there’s a current of fragile nostalgia that runs through the notes and captions accompanying the photos. For better or worse, this is probably the kind of zine that helps launch wide-eyed punk teens from the suburbs into their own romantic trainhopping, dumpstering, rattail-growing trajectories. –Indiana Laub (Restless Legs, 2616 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407)