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Someone saw my recently-added page here and said, "Nick, I can't believe you're still doing this stuff." I took it as a compliment. I did my first fanzine in 1980 (I was 12 at the time), then had a ten-year run from 81-91 with a SINGLE title, took some time to get married and have kids, then did another print zine from 03-08 before going the way of the dreaded e-zine (although I must admit it's much easier, cheaper, and faster to do).

BUT---I'll always have the itch to do an old-school, print 'zine. Hence, this spring I'll be releasing (I hope to, anyway) a multi-purpose review zine titled ANTIBACTERIAL POPE. Anyone interested in reviewing any type of strange, bizarre, or basically untypical film, music, book, etc. feel free to contact me.

And you younger zinesters---keep doing what your heart tells you, even when you're almost 42 years old. It keeps you young!


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Comment by kami on December 6, 2009 at 7:55pm
being that im coming up to 46 i can say - young whippersnapper! i do a paper zine called Sprak! - b-grade trash fillums and music so if you want some reviews let me know... and if you want a copy o' Sprak! lemme know...
Comment by Monstress Zine on December 1, 2009 at 10:11pm
i'm also an old zinester and most of my writing time ends up going towards an e-zinish thing i get paid to publish/write for. but i still like making zines. i just need to get my shit together for a new issue of monstress. it's kinda funny because i got the e-zinish job because of my zine.
Comment by Nick Cato on November 30, 2009 at 9:47am
I went into it kicking and screaming. But for the project I do, it's fine. I'm really looking forward to getting back into a print zine, though.
Comment by James N. Dawson on November 30, 2009 at 6:15am
I've never done an e-zine, but I think now and then of trying one, even though I barely have the first clue of how to. It may be cheaper, but for me, both learning how and doing one probably wouldn't be easier or faster by a longshot. I've also never read an e-zine, though I think I've made a few efforts to over the years. For some reason I never quite remember the process always seemed to be an uphill battle strewn with roadblocks. (Not complaining or criticizing, just reporting my experiences).

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