Cometbus (Cometbus, 1990)

This edition of Cometbus, the zine created by Aaron Cometbus, is, in the words of Garry Buddens at New Lexicons, " episodic novella about an eighteen-year-old young Jewish punk guy (I presume modeled on Cometbus himself though he says it is not autobiography – as a fiction writer, I believe him) and his first real love, Larenka, the ‘Lanky’ of the title, as they live their lives in San Francisco and Berkeley in 1984... It’s a wonderful snapshot of a time and place, a coming-of-age story with no big revelation: Larenka disappears from our narrator’s life, as inevitably she must, and life moves on."

Contributed by Christian Bonifas