66pg, A4, xerox, Malay
Perantaraan Zine, Deadhead Zine, Kemenyan Zine, Sangwitok Zine, Rantau Metal Zine
A zine featuring zine editors only. Great! This is the first so far after I (re)start buying zine. I did not experience the days when zine are hand-written. At the time I came into the scene in mid 90's, zine editors already using type writer. So this zine could be the first hand-written zine I got. But using this style now might look odd, isn't it? Anyway, kudos to the hard work of writing them in 'old scripture' font type page by page and with the letter t written upside down.
The zine starts with "Black List" which is their name for news section just like other zine. Interviews are with local zine editors and reviews are also 'zine only'. The reviews are not alphabetically arranged and not rated. Some zine did not get a good review but still get the chance to be interviewed in this issue. Oh well, how many active editors left in Malaysia anyway so I guess the zine can be forgiven in this aspect.
Although the content is a good read especially since it is written in Malay but it looks very dull to be honest. The layout is not cut and paste but page-by-page handwriting and lacking frame/border artwork. I find it awkward because the editor is good in doing artwork. A bit of artworks plus with the hand writings I think it will be a killer issue! By the way the pages are numbered but no table of content.
This zine is given free to anyone requesting it although I offer to pay for a copy. So it took a while for it to arrive in mailbox and that is in 2010. Only two years later after I got the zine the review come out in this website.
For those planning to contact the editor, please send my regards to him. No email, only the snail-mail way.
20 Lorong 7,
Kg. Warisan 2,