Funwater Awesome #2

Funwater Awesome #2

by Zach Mandeville

We've wanted this zine at Microcosm for the longest time because it is so good! It's Zach's story of becoming a barber by going to cosmetology school, and it's told in exquisite, descriptive detail. Follow Zach from his initial barbershop fantasy of sepia-toned Jack Lemmon types, to the reality of many tedious afternoons spent practicing haircuts. Zach describes his school friends, and the wacky things they do to pass the time, as they often sink into that all too familiar work/school delirium. At the end of his 7 months at barber school, the students even go on strike! Zach's strength is as a storyteller, so the whole zine is a pleasure to read, even when he's describing a simple trim and shave.