"Fan-zines project new voices into
publishing; At vanguard of youthful rapport," Santa Fe New
Mexican, January 10, 1997
Island News, Beer Frame, Maximum Rocknroll, Thora-zine, Fizz,
Ben Is Dead, Flipside, Bust, Inner 303. Annoying split of fanzine
into fan-zine throughout.
"Zines," Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, January 6, 1997
assistant looking for a byline pitches yet another "hey
look!" story on zines to clueless editors. Mentions The
Beacon, Buicks Ate My Planet, Bummers and Gummers, Can Control,
Giant Robot. Notes that "if all goes well, an investment
of $200 might produce $150 to $250 in revenue after postage"
and claims that many people do zines to break into journalism
and have something to put on their resume (!). Uh....yeah.
Zinesters grapple with the ad thing,
Folio:, February 1, 1997
being drawn between those zinesters who go into publishing for
pleasure and those who make it a business." Mentions bOING
bOING, Green, Bust, POPSmear, But A Paper Dress, Second Guess,
Fishwrap. Link to story.
"Zines provide outlet for creativity,"
Kansas City Star, January 13, 1997
profile of the queerzine Sneer and its creator, "young entrepreneur"
The Zine Scene: Libraries Preserve
the Latest Trend in Publishing, American Libraries, February
done overview of the various zine archives at university and
public libraries. Mentions Factsheet Five, Baby Fat, Diseased
Pariah News, Holy Titclamps. Link to story.
"Art to Die For," The New
Republic, Feb. 21, 1994
killer zines examined, with mentions to ANSWER Me!, Evil, Bukowski
and Serial Killers, Boiled Angel, Caffeine Addiction, Murder
Can Be Fun, and naturally Full Force Frank. Writer Alex Heard
got death threats on his answering machine after the article
appeared, apparently from a subject that wasn't happy with being
taken less than seriously.
"Behind the Zines," Los
Angeles Times, March 7, 1993
bOING bOING, Ben Is Dead, Screambox, etc.
"The Edgy World of Zines,"
MediaWeek, August 2, 1993
Ben Is Dead, GirlJock, Maximum Rocknroll, Flipside, Big Takeover,
Optimistic Pezzimist, Diseased Pariah News in context of whether
they'd be good buys for advertisers.
"Four questions about Factsheet
Five," Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 1991
intro to zines with Mike Gunderloy. Somehow classifies trade
magazine American Cemetery as a zine. Mentions Why is the Future
Unfolding Shit?, Coalition for Prisoners Rights Newsletter, Girl
Jock, Growing Without Schooling, Kansas Intelligencer, Keltic
Fringe, A Load of Bull, Psychotic Prophets, USSR News Brief,
"Good Day Fanzine," San
Jose Mercury News, May 21, 1993
sent on Knight-Ridder wire on May 26). Compares producing a music
zine to letting your grandma fly a passenger jet. Huh? Seth goes
low, estimates 5,000 zines. Mentions Backstreets (Springsteen),
Telegraph (Marley), MLC (Madonna), Featprints (Little Feat),
The Bastard Sun (John Wesley Harding), Rewind, Fiz, Beatlefan,
Flipside, Dupree's Diamond News, Morri'zine, Gajoob, Ablaze!,
Maximum Rocknroll, Incredible Shrinking Fanzine, Industrial Metal,
"Itching to Find a Niche?"
Chicago Sun-Times, August 18, 1994
zines columnist came across at two Chicago newsstands: Piercing
Fans' International Quarterly, Alaska People, Nothing, Chip's
Closet Cleaner, Mister Destiny, Hate Those Jays, Hey There Barbie
Girl, Three Twenty-Seven, The Duplex Planet, Optimistic Pezzimist,
Teenage Gang Debs, Bruce the Psychic Guy, Murder Can Be Fun.
"Land of 10,000 Zines,"
Minnesota Monthly, March 1994
Little Free Press, Exile, Three Twenty-Seven, Aphrasia, Baby
Split Bowling News, Ear Noises, Demure Butchness, Gnu Snoose
"Notes from the Underground,"
Chicago Sun-Times, September 19, 1993
Chicago-based zines. Mentions Jersey Beat, Baffler, Roctober,
Speed Kills!, Flypaper, Reactor, Matter, Pure, Panic Button
"Publishing for the Live of
It," Ottawa Citizen, January 22, 1994
Window Cleaner, Stripper Magazine, Roadkill Review, Poppin' Zits,
Museum Insights, Mondo, Christopher. Says Seth, "1993 was
a great year for zines."
"Pushing the Boundaries: Zines
and Libraries," Wilson Library Bulletin, May 1995
by Chris Dodge of MSRRT Newsletter, this article explains what
zines are and why libraries should stock them.
"The Rise of the Zine,"
Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 1995
"Welcome to the Zine Scene,"
Gannett Suburban Newspapers, January 16, 1994
I Love Amy Carter, I Hate Brenda Newsletter, XYY, Voice of Zewam,
Rancid Rants, Bruce on a Stick, Derogatory Reference.
"The World of Zines," Buffalo
News, January 9, 1994
Bacteria of Decay, Festering Brainsore, Living Free, Way Dickie
Magazine, Buffaloon Newspaper, The Nancy Mauerman Newsletter,
"Write On: A Computer is All
It Takes to Publish in Cyberspace," Phoenix Gazette, August
to start your own electronic zine. Mentions Holy Temple of Mass
Consumption, Cropduster, Cult of the Dead Cow, Ego Project, Girl
Guide Band, Voices from the Net, Unplastic News, Crash, Taylorology,
"Zine," Quake, Fall 1993
Bad Seed, Life in a Bottle, Sanity Sux, Satan Wears a Bra, National
Association for the Advancement of Perry Mason Newsletter, Flipside,
Ink Disease, Vicious Hippies from Panda Hell, Chickfactor, Teenage
Gang Debs, Murder Can Be Fun, Disses mainstream "McMagazines."
Zine But Not Heard, Time, September
Cometbus, Nancy's Magazine, ANSWER Me!, Mudslap, Bobby is Fred.
"Zines crash the system,"
Computer Pictures, May 1993
Poppin' Zits, Murder Can Be Fun, Slug & Lettuce, chickfactor,
The Last Prom, Anarchy, ANSWER Me!, Jack Ruby's Slippers, Maledicta,
Festering Brain Sore, Super Hate Jr., Food for Thought. Compares
zines to Ross Perot.
"The Zine Explosion," American
Journalism Review, April 1992
Can Be Fun, Sabot Times, IQ, Red Heifer Offering, They Won't
Stay Dead!, 8-Track Mind, Geraldo Must Die!, Hossatopia, Sound
& Fury, Experiment in Words, Brimstone, Virgin International
Contact Zine, Urine Nation News, Dick E. Bird News, SOS, Raised
By Wolves, Singin' Dose Anti-Psychotic Blues, Taste of Latex,
Queer City, Pills-a-Go-Go, Slug Mag, Psychotronic Video, Wind
Chill Factor, The Optimistic Pezzimist, The ROC, Voices From
Spirit, Diseased Pariah News, Crash Update, Iron Feather Journal,
Opuntia, Evil, City Limits Gazette, Roller Sports Report.
"Zines of the Times," Arena,
Hot Buttered Geek, Harley Krishna, Psycho Sushi Dishwasher, The
Nancy Mauerman Newsletter, Murder Can Be Fun, Pills-a-Go-Go.
Calls Seth "plainly mad."
"Zines make the scene on the
Net," San Francisco Examiner, August 10, 1994
Factsheet Five "the TV Guide of the zine world." Mentions
Terrorist Profile Weekly, Canter and Siegel Report, Twangin',
Comic Art Studies, Desert Rats, Take a Bite.
"Zine Scene," Atlanta Journal
and Constitution, December 1, 1992
Baby Split Bowling News, Maledicta, Festering Brain Sore, American
Window Cleaner Magazine, Tray Full of Lab Mice Publications,
Beyond Failure, Anti, Out of Order, Mouth, Swing Loe, Noisy Jewelry,
Flipside, House O' Pain, Feedback Factory Press, Full Cup.
"The Zine Scene," Cincinnati
Enquirer, April 8, 1993
are "the new vanity press." Mentions Teenage Gang Debs,
the Animal Eye, Murder Can Be Fun, The Comicist, Video Watchdog,
I Hate Brenda, Blind Iquana Press, Babyfish Lost Its Momma, bOING
bOING, Fagagaga, The Snopeses Go Camping and Shattered Wig Review,
Festering Brainsore, Optimistic Pezzimist, Ben Is Dead.
"The Zine Scene," Indianapolis
Star, August 22, 1993
Factsheet Five to New York Review of Books. Mentions Sty Zine,
the Authentic Roger Fnord Newsletter and Catalog, Underground
Office Memos, Prophets Among Us, Food for Thought. "There
are lots of psychopaths out there, writing zines," says
"Zine Scene," Toronto Star,
August 22, 1992
Toronto zines such as F.O.D.! Maggotzine, Vagina Dentata, Fist
in Your Face, Skull Session, Panicos, Asian Eye, Feline Frenzy,
Femzine, Snot Rag.
"Zines: Your Right to Rave,"
Whole Earth Review, December 22, 1987
description of how to start your own.
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