Little Lit, Big Heart
ABQ Zine Fest unfolds
By Summer Olsson
You don’t need an agent to say you’re OK. You don’t require a publishing house to distribute your work. You can tell your stories, share your drawings and project your rants all over town, as easily as one, two, three. (Copy, fold, staple.) There is no one who can censor you, no genre that can hold you. This is the creative and hyper-DIY attitude of dozens of local zinesters—and counting—who are coming out of the woodwork to share their talents at the inaugural ABQ Zine Fest.
Back to the ’80s
A found skate zine compilation rolls into nostalgia
Review by Geoffrey Plant
The Best of Skate Fate
One of the perks of being the Alibi’s circulation manager is navigating the stream of culture and humanity that regularly shows up in our distribution boxes and racks. I’m not talking about the relentless parade of flyers for art openings, shows and Brazilian waxing specials, but rather pocket knives, fancy glassware and—most prized—the literature. On a trip to the Laundromat on Princeton and Central, the Alibi rack yielded a crisp, virgin copy of The Best of Skate Fate, a 1981-1991 compilation of interviews, cartoons and weirdness from the skate zine by Garry Scott Davis (aka GSD).
Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
By Devin D. O'Leary
Out actor/comedian Tom Lenk (star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” The Cabin in the Woods and Transformers) is the special guest at this year's 13th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He'll be talking about his “dorkumentary” Nerdgasm, in which he travels to England to fulfill his lifelong dream…