XEROGRAPHY DEBT #51, $4.95, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 56 pgs.

Mar 15, 2022

Xerography Debt,the well-known resource for checking out new zines, starts off January 2022 with this issue. Columns included in this issue cover the topic of “extreme” zines, one in particular that was so intense it created several enemies in the zine community before stopping publication after only four issues. Another column submitted was from a contributor’s experience contracting COVID-19 (as well as their whole family) while living in Japan. The public office (or doctor’s) response included a weekly “survival kit” with food, toilet paper, and tissues so that everyone could stay home and quarantine (which in itself is more than our country could even think of doing for us here in the States). The last column compared working a traditional nine-to-five versus freelancing, and what it means to still put out zines in late-stage capitalism, something I think about a lot as an office worker. Why it’s important—and always has been—to create independent works, art, and contribute, always. –Tricia Ramos (Xerography Debt, [email protected], leekinginc.com)