Timezones and Statelines

Alan Lastufka & Alex Wrekk - Timezones and Statelines

Available at: Shortwave Media

“Intimate, complex, emotional… Reminds me of how it feels to be young and alive.” – Laura-Marie, Zine World #25

“This split epitomizes the essence of “zine”…” – Sarah Pinder, Broken Pencil #36


Timezones and Statelines (aka Statelines and Timezones) is a split zine about long-distance friends and long-distance love that Alan Lastufka (Pressed Between the Pages) wrote with Alex Wrekk (BrainscanStolen Sharpie Revolution) over Halloween week 2006 while Alex, from Portland OR, was visiting Alan in Chicagoland.

The title is loosely based on the lyrics from Defiance, OH’s song “Response to Griot” in which they sing: “if you call me up drunk at four in the morning/no matter the time zones or state lines away/I’ll be on buslines or burning up phone cards/just like I lived eight blocks away”.

At the time, Timezones and Statelines marked the first zine Alex Wrekk had made in nearly three years.

  • Spring (Alex Wrekk)
  • Summer (Alex Wrekk)
  • Autumn (Alex Wrekk)
  • Winter (Alex Wrekk)
  • Spring (Alan Lastufka)
  • Summer (Alan Lastufka)
  • Autumn (Alan Lastufka)
  • Winter (Alan Lastufka)

Authors: Alan Lastufka & Alex Wrekk
32 pages