Brandon Boyer

3 Replies

Upon further investigation this happens to be a bit old, but I’m going to fork it over anyway, for a number of reasons: a.) it was just indirectly pointed out to me by my old co-worker Simon Carless, b.) it gives me an opportunity to mention the always excellent work Raina Lee has done, and 3.) I’m hoping it’ll prompt her to properly finish.

Lee is the recent author of Chronicle Books’ Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Ultimate Guide To Karaoke Domination, but prior to her empty-orchestra empire she earned her street cred with the 1up-zine, spanning three lovingly hand-crafted screenprint and xerox issues that brought an entirely different perspective to the usual print-media affairs. The writing was always personal, usually unapologetically nostalgic, and Raina gathered top class talent to do comics and art interspersed between the articles.

You can see a preview version (pdf) of her still-unfinished fourth issue, with some road-diaries of a cross-country trip to classics arcade Funspot, and a history of the joint itself from Twin Galaxies’ Walter Day, who you’ll all instantly recognize from his role in the fantastic King of Kong documentary.

Funspot special 1up-zine PDF [via GameSetWatch]

See more posts about: