SAN ANTONIO BOUND DEATH SENTENCE #1, $3, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 44 pgs.

Jan 31, 2018

This zine is an exercise in procrastination in the best possible way—the author admits that at least one of the articles has been rewritten over and over, continually updated as the current political climate descended further and further into chaos. In the last pages, it’s revealed that this entire zine was nine years in the making, and the author nobly attempts to recreate some of the original articles from memory. In terms of content, it’s a grab-bag of topics: politics, skating, hometown ruminations, record and book reviews, a friend’s oral history of the time he went to a G.G. Allin show twenty-six years ago (a weirdly compelling read)… This zine offers both engaging accounts of skateboarding disasters and thoughtful analysis of Asian American history and identity. If that’s not enough to sell you on this, let me add that there is no shortage of meticulous footnotes—and endnotes! Multiple sections of endnotes in this document! For all of Kris’s endearingly self-deprecating style, this zine is smart and funny as hell. –Indiana Laub (San Antonio Bound Death Sentence, [email protected])