Razorcake #129 reviewed Issue 19 of The Stowaways.
STOWAWAYS, THE, #19, $3-$5, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 38 pgs.
This issue of The Stowaways, a long-running zine by Christopher Gyorgyovich, has been three years in the making, thanks to his life—like countless other lives—being derailed by the ongoing global pandemic. He attended the livestreamed funeral of an uncle who died from COVID, saw his hopes to start a new job in Budapest dashed, and struggled through an academic year teaching virtual and in-person classes to college students on a campus that was rolling back COVID precautions. “Making a zine provides some sense of normalcy in a time when there isn’t any,” says Gyorgyovich in his intro to Issue 19. “I feel like I can control this when I can’t control anything else.” In this issue of The Stowaways are interviews with local musicians in Los Angeles, plus show reviews (some nearly five years old). This issue, the first since the August 2019 issue, wraps up with book and film reviews. –Gina Murrell (The Stowaways, 960 E. Bonita Ave. Unit #120, Pomona, CA 91767)
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