Zine Review: Bright Lights #2

24 September 2007

Zine - Bright Lights #2

Bright Lights #2 is young without being naive. Sure, Katie writes about her PE class and her relationship with her mother, but it’s not all angsty whining. These subjects are largely platforms for her thoughts on social class and the homeless.

So, for instance, Katie’s complaint about PE is that “swinging around a racket in a stuffy tennis bubble makes me feel like a snob”; her arguments with her mother are political, about the causes of homelessness.

The second half of the zine is almost meditative, with some peaceful thoughts about rain and clouds:

One of my favourite things to do is just walk around aimlessly in the rain wearing a thick hooded sweater. I love to feel the rain collect on the bridge of my nose while I watch people hussle around like ants.

Me too!

Katie Joa, Bright Lights #2, 1/4 size, 20 pages.

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