Terrible Comics Presents: The Life and Times of Cashed Up Bogans
Sober Bob Monthly
There’s a saying in Australia – “not happy, Jan” – that sums of feelings of extreme annoyance. That saying came to mind when I read this comic zine. Sober Bob isn’t happy, Jan, and she’s not about to hold back on what she thinks.
Cashed Up Bogans is a full colour comic of cynical musings about modern so-called ‘middle class’ life and the dredges of suburban humanity. Each page has its own multi-panel comic featuring the hypocrises and shallowness that turn people into full-time cynics.
‘Draw Your Favourite Bogan*’ – a spot on the inside front cover – made me laugh out loud. But when it came to the comic about real estate… Well, after spending the past two years or so learning about the annoyances, discrimination, and outright BS in that system, I felt annoyed all over again.
Even though I’m a ‘why can’t we all just be a bit nicer to each other’ kind of woman, I fell right into this zine. I totally understood why Sober Bob made this zine, and I know a fair few friends of mine who would enjoy it as much as I have.
I feel like Cashed Up Bogans is a combination of rant, dark humour, and completely taking the piss out of common culture. Because, in the end, they are jokes (even if they have teeth). I definitely want to see more of the terrible comics series.
If you like to take a dark poke at humanity – more specifically the suburban class – then this zine is one to check out.
*Bogan is more or less the Australian equivalent of the US redneck mixed with the stereotypical trailer trash.
Hello, wonderful zine fans!
My apologies for leaving the blog so quiet this week, but it’s for good reason!
We have keys, my friends! Keys to the new post box!
Wanderer and I were up before dawn on Monday to drive the six hours to Murray Bridge. We, of course, couldn’t resist and took a peek at the new place, but it was all business after that as we ran around gathering paperwork, so on and so forth.
Early to bed, early to rise again Tuesday with our house inspection Tuesday morning before the six hour drive back. (The house is gorgeous, but I won’t bore you with the details.)
So I am thoroughly exhausted, but I will be very excited to show you the new space for Sea Green Zines in just a couple weeks!
I apologise if this is a bit all over the place. I am still incredibly tired and my to-do list is huge – including zine-y goodness. I am literally unable to relax when there’s so much to do and two weeks left to do it in, but this too shall pass.
There are new zines to come, the new address to come, and more posts to come. And better writing if I can finally get a good night’s sleep. 😉
(We found a place that does amazing onion rings. More positives for the move.)
San Anto Zine Fest applications are officially open!
The FIRST EVER SAZF will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Galeria from 12pm to 6pm. First time and out of town zinesters are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the link below for more information!
Have you applied to the PHX Zine Fest yet?
Call for zine submissions! Comics, essays, memoir-esque pieces, etc welcome with the newest zine about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome