Happy new Year, Zinesters. Or Ziners. Or Zine Publishers. Or DIYers. Or whatever. To start off the new year I went to my PO Box to see what goodies had been sent. Without further ado:
- Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore #12 ($3, WP Tandy, c/o Eight Stone Press, PO Box 11064, Baltimore, Maryland 21212; www.eightstonepress.com) This has become one of those comfort titles in zines, wherein I am very glad to see that it continues. In a culture that is often so transient, there's something great about a title that just goes on and on and on.
- Fed Up Mag #12 (free, ie.myspace.com/fedupmag) This is as minimalist as they come, which is not a bad thing: 7 digest-sized pages of 2-column text. Discusses print zines and layouts, photography, and cycling in its usual acerbic way.
- Tenebrous Thaumaturgy #3 (Andrew Conde, GCDC, 2120 East B. Street, TOrrington WY 82240). Fiction, art, poetry from Andrew - as well as a shout out to me own bad self.
That's it, aside from a truly, disastrously unintelligible letter from a prisoner I puzzled over for a few minutes, trying to glean even a mote of sense. Sigh.
Who and What We Are
Xerography Debt is a review zine for zine readers by zine writers (and readers). It is a hybrid of review zine and personal zine (the ancestor to many blogs). The paper version has been around since 1999. This blog thing is are attempt to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Paper 1.0. Print is not dead, but it is becoming more pixelated.