Doug Holland, Pathetic Life
Selection: "Pathetic Doug: Babysitter" (page 167)
Recent review (from FaT GiRL): "Doug's unapologetic living and disclosure of the personal (beware if you have a thing about bodily fluids) and most of all, his witty writing style, alternately pain me and make me laugh out loud."
Sample: No longer available. But an anthology may be on the way.
When did you launch your zine? What inspired you to do so?
Because I had no friends, nothing better to do, nothing interesting to write about. So I wrote about my life. And now, a couple years later, most of the characters in the zine are people I'd never have known without my public diary to provide the introductions. There's Judith, my housemate; Jay, my boss; Bill, my other boss; Josh, my friend; Sarah-Katherine, my almost-girlfriend....all these characters are more came into my life the same way you did, by sending three bucks for the zine.
Why publish a zine?
Have you published any other zines?
Any general tips for aspiring zinesters?
What's your favorite part of doing a zine?
In my other life, I'm a: