Dildo #2 / $2 or trade / :20 / 24M / email@example.com / PO Box 4803, Baltimore, MD 21211 /
Dildo is one of the first new zines I’ve received to review in a while. I had never heard of it, but I’m glad I received it. Nadja’s style is something that is descriptive and poetic without being too condescending or unapproachable. There are a number of different foci in this issue, which includes rants about eir biracial conundrum (what should ey put down on forms), eir time at the Maryland Film Festival, and a show review concerning The Oranges Band and Hot Hot Heat. The fact that Nadja can go forth and make a show review interesting, for example, to everyone that reads the magazine is a special talent that hopefully will continue in future issues of the magazine. The inclusion of “advertisements” as promotional fliers for movies that were shown at the Maryland Film Festival is a nice touch, and allows individuals to go and see movies that might not normally have had such a large audience. The layout is nice, with a number of different fonts and distractions that can keep individuals interested throughout the entirety of this issue of Dildo. For those people that are into comics, there is a mini comic present in this issue called “Stinky Mike”. The comic may only be a few pages but it is a fun read that lets the magazine coast to the finish line with nary a scratch. Make sure to email Nadja and pick up a copy of this magazine, as it is one of the most original and fun zines I’ve read for a while.