Selection: "Behold the Little People"
Recent reviews (from Beer
Frame): "Consistently lands on the proper side of that
frequently botched line between the ridiculous and the sublime."
(From Twisted Times): "The layouts are gorgeous and the
humor is megafuckinfunny."
Sample: no longer available
When did you launch your zine? What inspired you to do so?
I launched X Magazine in March
1990. Inspiration: Someone else's idea. Came on as art director,
eventually ended up with publishing/editing/designing triple-threat
Why publish a zine?
For the mail.
Have you published any other zines?
Any general tips for aspiring zinesters?
Get your zine into Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory.
Claim a subscriber base of around 1.7 million.
2) Work at Kinko's. Better
yet, ask a friend to instead.
3) Don't ever list "poetry"
on your submission to Ulrich's, even for a joke, because for
years and years you'll get bad poetry that could possibly cause
internal hemorrhaging if it wasn't for the accompanying SASE
to be used at your discretion.
4) The sloppier your finished
product, the more street cred you have. Print all-black pages
and you could be the pie-eyed piper of your generation!
5) Keep other really bad zines
lying around when you get the monthly request for a "free
sample copy" from a weasel who "may" subscribe.
What's your favorite part of doing a zine?
In my other life, I'm a:
Programmer, graphic designer,
writer, typographer, whatever pays the bills.
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