Comic & Art zine, curated by Katie So, Stefan Toshef and Shannon Elliott, email@example.com, $6.66
This zine is printed on red paper (of course), featuring a print of a severed hand raised in the devil’s horn salute (of course) and it retails for $6.66 (of course). But, surprisingly, it features the work of seventeen artists, not the expected thirteen. Maybe the curators couldn’t agree on what to cut? If so, I concur with their choices. It opens with an inverted black cross (all of the illustrations are in black), and from thereon in the demons reign. Adorable child demons (Jack Wu), demons that look like they were drawn by adorable children (Celina Kurz) and even grandmotherly types (Katie So) get in on the action. Some drawings are a little more complex, like the infernal imagery of Clav and Sam Alden. Particular standouts include the wonderfully cheesy Satanic Ryan Gosling images attributed to “Ryan Gothling” and the last image in the zine, by Emily Howey, which closely resembles Gmork from the 1984 flm version of The Never Ending Story. I have no idea if the curators of the Super Fun Satan Club actually worship Satan, are Luciferians, Setians, or Satanists of any stripe, or if they just dig demonic imagery. Apart from a list identifying its contributors and founding curators, all the zine lists is a city (Vancouver) and an e-mail address. I want to know more about them, whether they’re planning a second issue, and what did the tiny kitty get from the Devil in exchange for its used DVDs? With these burning questions unresolved, all I can say is that this zine is as charming as the Dark Lord himself. Hail Satan. (Nico Mara-McKay)
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