The East Village Inky #49
The fabulous East Village Inky is Ayun Halliday's mega-awesome per-zine about living life in New York City and navigating the wild and complex (and totally insane) fantasy-beast that is her immediate vicinity (and if you don't think a vicinity can be a beast, you haven't read this zine; we're talkin' pegacorn crossed with a Care Bear crossed with Max Headroom). Now on its 49th issue, Ayun's zine just keeps getting better, and those of us who've been following along since the early days will always feel like some kind of fringe-branch cousin to her lovable, chaotic, always-in-motion family (for newbies, the zine gets its name from Ayun's daughter, India. India, as in ink.) Issue 49, pocket-size as it may be, will keep you reading for ages, with 40 packed pages of life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... of what? Of everything! Zombies! Recipes! Comics! Firestorms of the ukulele kind! Desert island lists! Films! Tom Waits in terrycloth short-shorts! Art talk! Fact is, the Inky realm is a busy one and it's damn near impossible to avoid being swept up in the surge of fun and information. And you know what 49 means ... yep, that 50 is not far behind! Party time!
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