Drop Target is a zine all about pinball, written and illustrated by comics makers, Alec Longstreth and Jon Chad. Written with an enthusiasm and an obsessive attention to detail that both Jon and Alec are notorious for, Drop Target is a very fun and hefty read. Alec and Jon became pinheads at the same time, and chronicled in these zines, is their journey from being novices to skilled players to owners of pinball machines which they have fixed up!
The zine contains a lot of regular features, including reviews of pinball games, pinhalls, and pinball-related videos. They interview legends in the pinball community, and even dream up their own pinball games based on books and movies they enjoy. Jon and Alec detail the world of pinball from the inner workings of machines, to the worldwide pinball community, and everything in between.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Jon chronicles in comics his tour of the factory at Stern in Chicago!
Alec reviews Headquarters Beercade, also in Chicago!
Interviews with pinball designers & artists, Steve Ritchie, George Gomez, John Youssi (interview conducted by Ryan Claytor)!
Reviews of film, The History of Pinball, the essay, the Pinball Philosophy, and Stern’s Star Trek Pinball game!
Recent Chicago (jeeze, what’s up with this place?) Gabby Schulz contributes a scenic design of mushroom foraging along with Alec’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Jon’s Giant Robo game in this issue’s Dream Machines (imaginary pinball games)!
Cartoonist Beth Hetland is mentioned every other page!