Zines Vol. 1 + 2 (Re/Search)
Vol. 1 published by RE/Search in San Francisco, 1996
180 pages, paperback, offset printed
THE FIRST BOOK ON ZINES! Flaunting off-beat interests, extreme personal revelations & social activism, zines directly counter the pseudo-communication & glossy lies of the mainstream media monopoly. V. Vale’s interviews capture all the excitement associated with uncensored freedom of expression, while offering insight, inspiration & delight.
Features: how to tips to create a great ZINE without money! Better Living through creative scams & pranks! Queerpunk, Riot Grrrl, Fat Girl! A history of pre-zine rebel publishing! Thrift Store Shopping Confidential! Includes 10 pages of inspiring quotations, a directory of 800 selected zines, index & introduction/overview.
In this first volume, interviews about zines, distros, record labels like Thrift SCORE, Beer Frame, Crap Hound, Housewife Turned Assassin, Meat Hook, X-Ray, Mystery Date, AK Distribution, Outpunk, Fat Girl and Bunnyhop, with texts and images from the original zines!
Vol. 2 published by Re/Search in San Francisco, 1997
148 pages, paperback, offset printed
Zines are personal publications expressing the obsessions and preoccupations of the Zine Creator. Consequently, the range of Zines produced worldwide gives a breathtaking insight into the potential of non-professional publishing and photography and art-making. As a Rite of Passage, Zines must be made by all! Only someone who has published can understand what it means to be a publisher… Freedom of Self-Expression is an Inalienable Right…Zines Vol One and Zines Vol Two will inspire, inform and encourage the reader to become a creative dynamo, or at least a creative force…
In this second volume, interviews about zines, distros, record labels, movements and self-publishers like Dishwasher Pete, Temp Slave, McJob, Revolutionary Knitting Circle, Aim Your Dick, Slant, Eight-track Mind, Tiki News, Arthur Cravan, Bruno Richard, International Mail Art, Candi Strecker, Murder Can Be Fun, Nico Ordway, with texts and images from the original zines!