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Pressed Between the Pages #2

November 24, 2006 • Format: 4.25″x5.5″ • 24 Pages

This issue is out-of-print and sold out.


Pressed Between the Pages #2 is the second issue of my perzine. 200 copies were printed. This issue includes short stories of bb gun practice in the basement, diaries hidden in backpacks on car floors, and recurring nightmares. This issue featured no poetry, unlike the first issue, but added a section of zine reviews not found in issue one.

The cover was illustrated by Trent Call (Swinj zine).

Contents

Reviews

“Tiny in stature but powerful in words, the second issue of Alan’s zine captures feelings of loss and loneliness attached to change with striking perfection. Whether he is discussing holidays, moving, or the end of a relationship, he manages to tap into the well of melancholy many feel when faced with the shifting of life. But where most are unwilling to admit to this feeling of unsettling loss, Alan grabs it and holds it out into the light for all to see and relate to. Love this zine.”

– Robyn Charles, Omaha Zine Library and Girl Gang Distro

“This zine comes from Alan, of Fall of Autumn fame!! He includes a piece called “The Neverending Story” about a conversation with his roommate Rachael about “relationshits.” Also pieces about christmas ornaments from an ex, but getting a new happy one from Rachael, his first night in a new house, and obsessing over what song would play at his funeral. (Sounds morbid, but is amusing!) He also includes zine reviews of Adorn #13, Concious Defect #1, and My Brain Hurts #4. Very well put together and entertaining!!”

– Sweet Pea Distro

“Lots of short stories and anecdotes about the ups and downs of Alan’s life. Day to day living, saying goodbye to friends, holiday celebrations… All sorts of stuff, most of which has that bittersweet “well, that’s life” sort of feel to it. Everything is beautifully laid out and easy to read. There are even a few zine reviews towards the end. Good stuff. Alan is a mysterious person whom I’ve never met, and know little about. He made me a nice mix CD for Halloween. He runs the website fallofautumn.com, and seems very ambitious about life. He works on projects, and promotes the projects of others. Last I heard he was in downstate IL.”

-Billy Roberts/Loop Distro