Shoeless Summer

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Shoeless Summer
May 2017

Shoeless Summer is a one-issue perzine created by Kari Tervo. It was published in California, U.S.A. in May 2017. It is 20 black-and-white digest-sized pages with a yellow or blue cover.

This zine is Kari's first perzine. In it, she recounts her transition between childhood and early adolescence, recalling a childhood summer during which she went barefoot nearly the entire summer. Kari senses the feelings on the soles of her feet as well as the impending end of childhood, hastened by a foot injury requiring a trip to the emergency room. The zine includes an epilogue inspired by Kari's present-day footwear preferences, as well as cut-and-paste illustrations.


In December 2017, D. Blake Werts wrote in Xerography Debt #42 that Shoeless Summer is "20 pages of 80s nostalgia. . .highly recommended."


Toronto: Toronto Zine Library

Etsy: Sweet Mayhem Zinery


  • Kari Tervo, P.O. Box 7831, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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