1999


This zine is set up as a comic book and follows the story of one man, Mark, and his love for his married co-worker, Nora. Set in the last few months of 1999, Mark is suffering from the Y2K paranoia that swept across the world as fears of apocalyptic destruction became rampant. The zine effectively shows Mark’s depression as a “loser, a college drop-out, with no prospects,” and how he feels about his dead-end job at a “sub shop with cockroaches.” I really liked this story—especially the brief pop-culture references that were scattered throughout (I about fell out of my chair at the BackStreet Boys montage in the middle of the zine. Hilarious!). While it is undeniably graphic in some places (reader, beware), it’s very, very funny and a great read.
–Theodore Grahams

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