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:
THE FINAL ISSUE!
Jon tells us all about other pinball zines and podcasts!
Liz Prince designs a Troll 2-themed dream machine, while Alec concludes his Harry Potter (book)-themed pins, and Jon presents his Megaman 2 dream machine.
Ryan Claytor interviews Gerry Stellenberg, inventor of an interchangable pinball platform.
Alec makes a plea to the pinball community to be more welcoming to people who are not white straight dudes!
Portland’s pinball scene, and the documentary Special When Lit are reviewed.
DTZ’s story concludes with Jon selling his Jurassic Park game!