Capitol City 'Zine Compilation

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Capitol City 'Zine Compilation is a compzine of Austin, Texas zines published by Justin and Lauren in March 2007.

The zine is 48 pages, and is photocopied. Its 5.5" x 8.5" and features a two color silkscreened cover. It is ad-free.


The compilation features mostly unpublished work by the nine editors of the zines Greasespot, Blurt!, World Salad, Tightrope Laboratory, Suprise Autopsy, Option Paralysis, Clip Tart, Home Made Boat and Snakepit.


Maximum Rock N Roll #289 Zine Review Capitol City Zine Compilation

Why have I never seen one of these before? It's pretty quaint for a compilation, with a single story or comic per zine, of which there are nine, mostly giggle- inspiring, including Snakepit, Blurt, Greasespot, World Salad, Tightrope Laboratory, Option Paralysis, Surprise Autopsy, Clip Tart, and Homemade Boat. I definitely enjoyed going through these pages; zines are usually stronger the more contributors there are because each person is able to give more energy towards content when there is only one thing they are focusing on. World Salad gave me a bloody nose--I like non- sequitorial shit. The drawings in Tightrope Laboratory remind me of Dame Darcy only more scrawling and less detailed. Surprise Autopsy was my favorite because it made the most sense, or, it was appealing to one of my regular needs that someone talk some shit about religion, even if it is totally ridiculous. Snakepit made me smile in the usual fashion, giving the punx a lesson about scabies. As much as I like this, I can't really say it is worth $5, but it does have a silkscreened cover and a kickass comic centerfold. (JB)


100 copies were made of Capital City 'Zine Compilation. About 50 copies were sold immediately after being printed at the release party at Monkeywrench books, the other 50 sold in record stores around Austin and sent out to various other zines for review. The Capitol City 'Zine Compilation is now distributed through the new and improved Arcade Distro.