Zine Review: Ethical Sloth 4 – Happy Horror

Ethical Sloth Zine

Ethical Sloth 4 – Happy Horror
Annika Pepita, Sandra Haselsteiner, Raoul Berlin, Nina Echozina, Lilli Loge, Tony Trouble, Patch Sinclair, Yori Gagarim, Tanja Is, Anna Bas Backer, C.C., Dana Moustache
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The red splatter on the cover is actual paint, not printing. I love that! Anything that’s a little extra ‘something’ added after the printing makes a zine that much more fun for me.

With the blood spatter across the cover and ‘Happy Horror’ as a subtitle, I assumed this was a horror zine. As it turns out, it is, but it’s much more than that…

Ethical Sloth 4 is a collection of comics that takes a horror lens on all too real experiences of sexism, fear, and a lot more. I don’t think I’ve read a zine that was an assortment of comics before, and this was a great introduction to it. I enjoyed the wide variety of artistic styles, from more full page types of comics…

Ethical Sloth Comic 1

…to more traditional panel type of comic…

Ethical Sloth Comic 2

As you may have noticed, the second comic is in German (I believe), so I wasn’t able to understand some of it. But therein lies the beauty of images; I was able to get the gist of some parts.

“Piece of Meat” was my favourite of all of them, as it got me thinking and spun my expectations in just a few pages without very many words involved. I have to admire the ability to do that.

If you like comics, supporting the queer community, and zines addressing subjects like sexism, misogyny, etc, then take a look at Ethical Sloth.

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3 thoughts on “Zine Review: Ethical Sloth 4 – Happy Horror

  1. So Cupcake . . . you like that paint splatter . . . a little extra something . . . you like that huh? Well, the cover of Wiseblood #66 is drawn and its got a picture of a cat sticking me with a switchblade. I was just gonna color in some blood where that fucker stuck me . . . but since you like that little extra something . . . I’m gonna slice myself and put my own blood on the cover! Just for you!

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