Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Zine Review: Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner #2
26 pages / half-letter / $3
Marc Parker
5307 N. Minnesota Ave
Portland OR 97217

“Perzines” are a slippery territory for me as a reviewer. They are so subjective, and the writer is sharing their personal insights and perspectives, so almost impossible to critique reasonably. It is with some trepidation that I write about perzines to begin with, possibly only because I’m starting to write perzines myself after decades of content based zines or literary journals.

Breakfast for Dinner #2 is a sheer joy to read. The comics are crisp, alternating with typewritten pages in which Marc chronicles his life. Marc discusses personal experiences with depression in a matter-of-fact way, which (in my opinion) is the best approach to managing and recovering from depression’s debilitating effects. There is more about relationships, conversations, and zines and … dogs! Beautiful and appetizing (ok, pun intended) zine. 

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