Sunday, August 1, 2010

Peach Melba #12


By Pearl
PO Box 74
Brighton
BN1 4ZQ

Peach Melba is a zine made by my favourite 13 year old female atheist (admittedly this is a list with one person on it). It's a single sheet of paper, printed on both sides and folded in an ingenious way I can't even really describe, let alone reverse or duplicate without the instructions included in this issue.

The typewritten words on a strange honeycomb background are mostly lists of things that interest Pearl in some way. The first one is a pretty awesome list of "Things that are lies" and include "My typewriter isn't broken in 3 different ways". Plus there's a shockingly long list of pink and yellow desserts. Who knew there were that many? (My favourite is totally rhubarb crumble with custard. Mmmmm.)

The flip side of this issue of Peach Melba are some of Pearl's favourite lists from previous issues. Included is the truly fantastic "Things I have learnt from watching Scooby-Doo" ("All the episodes are the same really."), and the always useful "Things to do on a rainy day".

I'm sure I could make zines filled with lists of things, but as they would just tell you what a nerdy boy is thinking about (mostly robots and comic books) they probably wouldn't be nearly as interesting.

Oh, and since Pearl will probably read this I'll answer some of her questions:

Scooby Doo is a great dane.
It's "Jason and the Argonauts" (the Argo was the ship they sailed in), though I was sure "and the Astronauts" was the name of some old cartoon (apparently it isn't).

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