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Gianni Simone
  • Yokohama
  • Japan
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... Which means "nice to meet you" in Japanese.
I escaped from Italy in 1992 and moved to Japan, where I found a job teaching Italian. Fell in love with mail art in 1997. In 2000 I started my first zine, KAIRAN, a forum devoted to the discussion of mail art-related topics. In 2004 I launched two more zines: Call & Response (each issue is about something different) and Orga{ni}sm, about Tokyo and all things Japanese. Among other things, I review zines for Xerography Debt. The same reviews can also be found in my blog Gloomy Sundays. You can contact me at jb64jp@yahoo.co.jp. Nice long letters (you remember letters?) can be sent to:
Gianni Simone
3-3-23 Nagatsuta
226-0027 Kanagawa-ken

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At 6:59am on July 8, 2010, sterile said…
ti ho mandato il mio indirizzo via PM
Approposito di carceri: l'hai letto Doing Time di Kazuichi Hanawa? Io l'ho amato e mi ha molto ispirato nel mio primo numero di Unemployment che parla anche del giappone
At 1:50am on December 12, 2009, Izalixe Straightheart said…
yes, still making zines!! Well, I was on hiatus for a while... unemployed, depression, problems etc but I'm coming back and hopefully I'll have a zine out for Xmas :) I've missed it!!
At 5:46am on November 23, 2009, Noisy Fanzine said…
Hi Gianni - I finally got around to updating the fanzine reviews section on my site! www.noisyzine.co.uk/zines.html including orga{ni}sm - sorry it took so long and hope you are well! Sophia
At 5:35pm on June 11, 2009, blackgash said…
Hi Gianni

Machida huh? I used to live there for my sins but I live in Koenji now.

I cant give you much insight into the Japanese zine 'scene' as we have only been 'zining' since last November.
Our next copy is going to be done maybe by beginning of july.
Take it easy,
At 7:33am on June 6, 2009, Madrea Marie said…
I also have a 6 yr old step daughter (She'll be 7 in a week). She's probably the most work. My 4 yr old is very calm natured, like me, my 2 yr old is absolutely crazy, but in a funny way.
Yeah I'd like to read the prison zine, I featured some letters from Cassidy Wheeler in my zine. I'd also like to read whatever else you can send! I'll email you my address.
At 7:07am on June 6, 2009, Madrea Marie said…
It was in Media Junky that I read the review for your zine. It was a good review:) If you'd like to swap zines, I still have a few ( just a few!) copies of my zine left. My son whose pictures you'd seen in Last Laugh, he's 4 now. I also have a 2 yr old now:)
At 8:29am on June 4, 2009, Madrea Marie said…
Hi Gianni! When I saw you had commented me I thought "Hey I know him! Or rather I know who he is! Wonder if he knows who I am...." Yeah I've read a few of your zines passed down from my dad. I recently read a review of a joint zine by you in some zine review sent to me by Christopher Robin. My dad no longer does the Last Laugh, but he is still writing about his experiences with getting a DUI in Texas.
At 1:43am on June 4, 2009, blackgash said…
I'm a foreigner.

Have put out a couple of fanzines here under the title "Black Gash". Just big folded A3 size as its cheap and easy to produce/photocopy at work..Mainly stories, poems, gigs worth going to.We might put one out in July -see how things go.
Where in Yokohama are you?
At 3:17pm on May 25, 2009, Stephanos said…
Bit wet and dreary at the moment. Been on a 12mile walk todday though which was good fun.

I got your split zine on prisons/law and order from andrew culture and found it really informative. Are you sending others his way?
At 5:04pm on April 3, 2009, You Don't Get There From Here said…
Looks like a good week for me to start drawing buildings that I have never personally seen...yet I have photographic evidence of their existence, delivered to me in an envelope mailed from Japan. Hmmm...what could I possibly be talking about?

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