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My first real zine was called Grate Apes, probably because Will Self's Great Apes was about the only novel I'd read by this point.
City Sacker got its name from apassage in On The Nature of The Universe by Lucretius (De Rerum Natura). I appreciate this may sound incredibly pretentious but it is nevertheless true. It's from a passage about superstition vs science. Originally this zine was poems and drawings back in 2001. I resurected the name last year because I couldn't think of anything else. At least there's no bloody poetry in it nowdays (and few drawings).
Optical Devices is my little RANT zine. I took the name from the song "Black hair and glasses brigade" by MJ Hibbett and the Validators for no reason other than I liked the sound of it.
My new *proper* zine which would be fnished soon if I could afford to print it doesn't have a name for definite yet. I've been thinking either Bite Your Lip or Specs Akimbo. Any of thoughts on this quandry will be greatly received :-)
both great names. I wrote to say Specs Akimbo is better but actually Bite your lip has this great graphic quality and easy easy to get some great visuals for the front cover.
I especially like the way it hints it contains unspeakable things. Go for Bite Your Lip.