XEROGRAPHY DEBT #42, $4, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 72 pgs.

Mar 28, 2018

I reviewed issue #41 of Xerography Debt for Razorcake in 2017 and my thoughts about it remain largely unchanged. There are some columns at the beginning but most don’t seem to have any cohesiveness (an exception being Joe Biel’s words about autism). Once again, it was great to see contributors from Spain, Germany, Australia, and Turkey. Reading about zines from around the globe is always cool. However, I couldn’t help but notice that many of the zines reviewed for this issue were ones done by the other reviewers (or published by Microcosm, which is run by Biel). It sets a tone throughout this issue of it being a closed community. I don’t know if Xerography Debt doesn’t get many zines sent to it for review, but it would be great to see more diversity in their reviews. I’d also suggest breaking down reviews by genre and having them all together with the name of the reviewer afterward. I’m much more interested in what zines are reviewed compared with who reviewed them. For what it’s worth, I like the clean look of the layout and appreciate the positive review of issue 98 of Razorcake. But there’s always room for improvement. –Kurt Morris (leekinginc.com, Davida Gypsy Breier, PO Box 347, Glen Arm, MD 21057)