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interviews

Nov 11 2012

Zines! Volume II

author: 
Vale, V.

This second set of conversations between RE/Search publisher V. Vale and zine creators is a deft continuation of the first one. He gets a decent variety of zinesters, young to middle-aged, female, male, queer, straight, working and middle class, and focus on mail art, politics, and the weird. He's not quite as good at finding a race balance or more personal perzine authors, but I think it's okay to cut him some slack.

reviewdate: 
Nov 8 2012
isn: 
0-9650469-2-3
May 05 2012

Zines! Volume I

author: 
Vale, V.

Can you believe I'd never read this book? When it comes to zines, I'm pretty heavily a primary sources kind of a girl, but prepping for a talk that required me to know a little about pre-riot grrrl zines, I wanted to do a little homework. And you know what, Zines! is really good. Vale chose a good variety of zine folk to interview.

reviewdate: 
May 5 2012
isn: 
0-9650469-0-7
Aug 22 2011

Interview with Randy Spaghetti

The next Library Journal zine reviews column, due out on the internet in early September will review zines by people who came out of "retirement" to create a new zine after at least five years. For my 500 word introduction I interviewed each of the zine publishers reviewed. With only 500 words (and really that was probably too long), I couldn't include all of the great stuff each person had said. Therefore, I'm posting all of the interviews here. Here lies the last one, an interview with Randy Spaghetti who has continued Darlene Zine after five years of accidental hiatus.

Aug 20 2011

Interview with Ailecia Ruscin

The next Library Journal zine reviews column, due out on the internet in early September will review zines by people who came out of "retirement" to create a new zine after at least five years. For my 500 word introduction I interviewed each of the zine publishers reviewed. With only 500 words (and really that was probably too long), I couldn't include all of the great stuff each person had said. Therefore, I'm posting all of the interviews here. The penultimate interviewee is Ailecia Ruscin, who went ten years between issues of Alabama Grrrl. The out-of-retirement issue is a split with Ciara Xyerra's Love Letters to Monsters. Unfortunately Ailecia was very pressed for time and could only respond to one of the questions.

Aug 19 2011

Interview with Kathy Moseley

The next Library Journal zine reviews column, due out on the internet in early September will review zines by people who came out of "retirement" to create a new zine after at least five years. For my 500 word introduction I interviewed each of the zine publishers reviewed. With only 500 words (and really that was probably too long), I couldn't include all of the great stuff each person had said. Therefore, I'm posting all of the interviews here. Third up is Kathy Moseley, who donated her zine collection to DePaul University and continues to add to her gift (finding aid pdf). She does the zine SemiBold.

Aug 18 2011

Interview with Marissa Falco

The next Library Journal zine reviews column, due out on the internet in early September will review zines by people who came out of "retirement" to create a new zine after at least five years. For my 500 word introduction I interviewed each of the zine publishers reviewed. With only 500 words (and really that was probably too long), I couldn't include all of the great stuff each person had said. Therefore, I'm posting all of the interviews here. Second installment, Marissa Falco, whose 20th century zines and minicomics include |Nothing|, Citronella, and one of my personal favorite zines, Red-Hooded Sweatshirt (continued into the early 2000s). She's also made one-shots and contributed drawings to a million zines (including mine). Her current zine is Miss Sequential, which is up to issue 4.

Aug 17 2011

Interview with Caitlin Constantine

The next Library Journal zine reviews column, due out on the internet in early September will review zines by people who came out of "retirement" to create a new zine after at least five years. For my 500 word introduction I interviewed each of the zine publishers reviewed. With only 500 words (and really that was probably too long), I couldn't include all of the great stuff each person had said. Therefore, I'm posting all of the interviews here. First up, Caitlin Constantine, who wrote I Was a Teenage Mormon and Heliopause back in the day. Her new zine is All I Want Is Everything. She's up to issue 3.