Selection: "Why the Seventies?"
Recent review (from Inquisitor):
"Candi's zines are definitely at the top of the zine pile."
Sample: $4 from P.O. Box 515, Brisbane,
CA 94005 (checks: Candi Strecker)
When did you launch your zine? What inspired you to do so?
Around 1990 I was obsessed
with accumulating and making sense of all sorts of info and memories
about the 1970s, but couldn't figure how to condense it all down
into 16 or 18 pages, my typical issue size. A wise friend suggested
I start a zine, which therefore could be any size or length.
Why publish a zine?
The zine form has turned out
to be the perfect medium for what I have to say and who I want
to say it to, and fits my personality. I'm a bit shy, a bit of
a perfectionist, a bit obsessed with reading and clipping tiny
bits out of old and new magazines and trying to find connections
Any general tips for aspiring zinesters?
Don't be afraid to charge
enough to break even on Xeroxing and postage! Because originally
my zine was only intended for friends, it took me years to get
it through my head that it was perfectly valid to charge total
strangers for my work.
What's your favorite part of doing a zine?
For about a month after I
do an issue, my mailbox is full of letters telling me I'm wonderful,
In my other life, I'm a:Fan
Freelance writer and almost-full-time
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