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Jennifer Dao left a comment for W. Alan Fare
"I thought you might find this interesting. This is a perzine I did about a demonic experience I had that led me to Christianity. True story. I used to be on the borderlines of agnostic and atheist, and I was raised Buddhist, but this experience led…"
May 2, 2013
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"We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the…"
Jan 5, 2013
W. Alan Fare replied to Becky the Evil Flower's discussion Pseudonyms/non de plumes/fake names
"I used to use a nom deplume in fanzines decades ago, but started using my real name regularly about 12 years ago. Back in the day I went by "Bosco". I used my real name before, but not that often, when I wrote for less risque publications.…"
Aug 17, 2010
W. Alan Fare commented on Race's blog post An Appeal for Snail Mail
"Oddly enough, I was writing a series of letters earlier today to send out with my latest zine. In one of the letters I included a story of how most of the younger generation doesn't even know how to write postal letters anymore. My problem is…"
Jul 14, 2010
W. Alan Fare replied to The Teacup Symposium Press's discussion How would you like to buy your zine?
"Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer sending cash through the mail to get zines. (In lieu of trades). I know I'm a dying breed, but I still send out zines for free when I have the time to make them. Anything that gets zines out is good!"
May 25, 2010
W. Alan Fare replied to Emma Stronach's discussion What's the best program to use when making a zine?
"I've found the best program for myself is a manual typewriter. I do layout with a ruler and a box knife and lots of glue! I have nothing against computers, I just don't care to use them for making zines."
May 8, 2010
W. Alan Fare replied to Jeff Somers's discussion Brutarian Wants Zines
"I've read Brutarian for years! And I met Dom Salemi years ago too. If he runs his distro like he runs his zine, rest assured if you deal with him you'll be treated right."
May 2, 2010
W. Alan Fare replied to Tom Hendricks's discussion Zinesters here that have been publishing their zines for 15 or more years.
"You've published for over a thousand years? I must be slacking, I'm only coming up on the thirty year mark. "
Apr 10, 2010
W. Alan Fare replied to Blake's discussion What size PO Box are you using?
"I've had the same standard 3 x 5.5 P. O. Box for nearly 20 years and have never had a problem with it. Granted, I do have to go to the desk to get larger packages and overflow, but it's not much of a hassle. Do it in the cheap any way you…"
Jan 10, 2010
W. Alan Fare replied to CocoaPuss Zine's discussion offensive material
"I don't see a problem with distributors having guidelines as to what they will accept. If you have something to say that one distro won't take, there are others that will. I'm not easily offended by anything, but some people are. They…"
Dec 20, 2009
W. Alan Fare replied to Eric Nelson's discussion Zine on Traveling and Moving: Care to Answer Some Questions?
"William (though most people know me by my middle name, Alan). Age: 42. Occupation: More and more a desk slave! Grew up in many places. Born in London Ontario, Canada before moving to Cleveland, Ohio at an early age only to end up in Mesa, Arizona at…"
Nov 18, 2009
W. Alan Fare replied to Amy's discussion PO Box
"The great thing about P.O. Boxes is that you can keep them when you move. I've had the same P.O. Box address for 18 years even though I've had a dozen home addresses in that span. Even when I was homeless (granted that was years ago) I had…"
Nov 8, 2009
W. Alan Fare replied to Samantha Blythe's discussion Are your zines hand done, cut-and-paste or desktop published...or both?
"I've always done cut-n-paste, but it's been a honed craft. I've used computer printers in the past, but now I've gone back to the old style. I like the look of simple typewriting and clip art and that's where I feel most…"
Oct 26, 2009
W. Alan Fare replied to Samantha Blythe's discussion Your Thoughts About Christians and the Christian Faith
"I drink and curse and have plenty of tattoos, but I'm also a deist. I've studied many religions and I think they do help people, so I don't shun anyone for their beliefs. I accept people for who they are and judge them on their…"
Oct 25, 2009

Who Am I?

I'm just a person who loves the past. I guess it started in school, since I never fit in to any of the que's. I started writing right from the start. People interested me, but more as a spectical than interrelational part of my life. Now I've learned enough to know (at least in small parts) how they think. Anyone who grows up like me would understand.

I love films from the past. I write about them because people seem to think anything more than a week old is old news. They don't see the messages in the films I love. They speak volumes of the human condition compared to what comes out today. Possibly the mind has changed, but it seems my job is in figuring out where the rest of us fall. That's where I'm at now.

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Grass Grows Faster than I Move Right Now...

Posted on August 30, 2009 at 5:02pm 3 Comments

For anyone waiting on something in the mail from me, I'm sorry it has taken far too long. I've been seriously ill for the last month and haven't been able to do much of anything. On the bright side I've nearly completed the first issue of my latest zine "The Tumultuous Times". And since it was supposed to be done a month ago, I decided everyone on my mailing list gets it for free! This does include people not on this forum, but if you're not on my mailing list and would like a free copy drop me… Continue

Long Live the Typewriter!

Posted on June 20, 2009 at 3:04pm 3 Comments

Last weekend I was at the local office supply store, picking up a new laser printer, when I noticed they still sell typewriters. Granted, they are nothing like the old machines I'm familiar with, but I hadn't actually seen one in years. One thing that caught my attention was what someone had typed on a display model: "Typewriters are not obsolete, they are still useful". Though that person may never know, I decided then and there to find a typewriter and pound out a zine the old fashioned… Continue


Posted on June 14, 2009 at 9:19am 1 Comment

I haven't put out an issue myself in nearly seven years, and that's just too long! Just about all my "so called" modern equipment is useless to me now, and I have to start all over. The only thing that still works is my copier I bought in 1999. I'm sure eventually I'll get my printers back up (or replace them), but for now I'll just work with what I have. To put out a new issue old school might be what I need at this point.

I got to the point of sending out thousands of copies of my… Continue

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At 4:53pm on May 2, 2013, Jennifer Dao said…

I thought you might find this interesting. This is a perzine I did about a demonic experience I had that led me to Christianity. True story. I used to be on the borderlines of agnostic and atheist, and I was raised Buddhist, but this experience led me to God. I know now that Jesus Christ is real, and He certainly answers our prayers. 

It's a very short zine, I hope it qualifies as one. You can read the PDF form here: The%20Incubus%20a%20testimony.pdf

At 6:23am on January 5, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 9:50pm on March 8, 2010, kitty magic said…
hay i got all your zines!!! real cool, i like the perzine heaps, and the crazy stickers you sent me!!!!!!
At 6:41am on February 21, 2010, James N. Dawson said…

Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I've been trying to sign into Cypress Lawn but keep getting "This Usename Does Not Exist" (It's "James N. Dawson", the same I've always had as far as I remember.)

I was going to post something about a couple old rock and roll and horror documentaries I watched back in the 70's, but have been having a hard time finding the names of on Google.

If you could let everybody know I've been trying to make contact there, I'd appreciate it.

Take care,
At 3:20am on February 15, 2010, kitty magic said…
i sent you my zine ummm last week
hope you get it soon!!
At 1:15am on January 13, 2010, kitty magic said…
how is it in tulsa??????? is it like larry clarkes book??????? :P
At 4:27pm on August 19, 2009, DJ Burnett said…
Happy birthday! :)
At 5:50pm on August 3, 2009, Robin Layne said…
Oh, it wasn't nearly as hard to find you on that thread as I thought, since you're the person right above me. How about one Film Geek and one of your perzines in exchange for my Character Sandwich and the anthology Repeat Offenders? Send yours to P.O. Box 333, Beaverton, OR 97005. This trading is fun! (Got to find ways to not go broke, though)
At 5:26pm on August 3, 2009, Robin Layne said…
Hi, you seem like an interesting person to get to know. I like movies, too, both old and new. I am soon about to try a second "press run" on A Character Sandwich. What zines do you have to trade? (I'll check the thread about that to see if you're listed there, but it's easier if you say something about them on your page. Accepting your friendship request. Ttyl.
At 11:37am on August 3, 2009, whatwave dave said…
Thanx for the add! London hasn't changed much since you left....only on the surface. Still conservative and narrow minded...LOL...I've lived here since 1969!


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