YOKAI WHY, $2, 4¼” x 11”, copied, 20 pgs.

Sep 26, 2018

I dig the humor of this zine right away. It’s always the little things that make me laugh, and the first joke with the little kid was hilarious. Unfortunately, I can’t really say much about it without ruining the joke. But that little kid’s reaction to fucking disaster is great! The story follows a demon hunter’s reluctant path into turning something she hates into a profitable job. She reeks of regret in every panel, but continues because we all hate our jobs but need money. This is just an intro to the series, but I’m interested enough to see what happens next. Well, I was sufficiently interested until I saw that the next issue would include an otaku, and that is not a character I would ever want to see continually. Then, there was promise of a ghost puppy, so I was pulled back in. –Iggy Nicklbottum (Tina Horton, Dan Candal, and Conor Rank, yokaiwhy.tumblr.com)