Making Zines // Reviewing Zines // Workshops & Activities
As well as running his own distro, Peter Willis is pretty prolific when it comes to making zines. Crime Scenes is one example, featuring a varied assortment of topics — from the impracticality of hardbook books, to coming up with answers to children’s dead-end questions, to a handy introduction to the Guatemalan hardcore scene. Peter also includes an absorbing essay on Peckham, which examines the diversity and energy of the district against Antony Gormley’s rather patronising comments made last year. Further on, there’s also a review of a lecture given by Slavoj Zizek in July 2010, boiled down into a digestible summary of atheist hedonism, democratic welfare, and capitalism. On a lighter note, the zine concludes with a list of celebrities Peter has seen in the flesh, including, for better or worse, Tim Westwood, and the man off the Barclays advert.