One Way Ticket #7

One Way Ticket #7

by Julian Evans

Over the last ten years there's become an emergent genre of the "dude with a punk background lit zine," which ultimately leads to the oft-unmentioned and thus oft-unappreciated role of "punk anthropologist." It develops a series of character sketches, spun stories, and thinking and understanding about the subculture that you exist in. It's about when you run into that old crush with a table-scrounged plate full of crusty rice in your arms, when finding food in the trash ceases to be adventurous, the dare to paint a self portrait, pedaling the pedicab around Pittsburgh, challenges strangers to snowball fights, or even creating dares to go on different internet dates every other day. Julian put in the time to hone his writing and illuminate aspects of his life that may not be normal to every reader. And even if they are, it's his flare—his ability to spin hardship as triumph—looking on the bright side of things through winter depression.