This is probably the end of the line for me making zines. There’s no big dramatic or bad reason, I just hadn’t been feeling it any more for quite a while.
However I’ve racked up quite a back catalogue, so it felt like time to do a compilation. I haven’t put absolutely everything in, because there’s a limit to the number of pages, and there were some old things I didn’t like any more. If a zine number is missing, the reasons are either: a- I didn’t like it any more or b- I don’t know what I did with the master copy. (Except for number 35, about travelling round Germany, which I liked but misplaced when moving house, and never found again)
I started making zines as a teenager, and I’m now thirty six. In 2002 I was a sixth former. The internet was around, and I was using it (which is how I found people to trade zines with), but social media didn’t exist. Now a lot of the internet is extremely commercialised, and centred around big social media giants, who can pull your content any time they want. Other people have written in much more depth than me about how there will be a big archival gap of underground culture in the social media era. Maybe there is a place for the hand cut and pasted perzine after all. Here’s my back catalogue at least.
I’ve done a hefty book on luxury paper which can be pre-ordered here. Pre-orders end on the 15th of June. order paperback
And also a hi-res ebook version, which is pay what you want – get ebook
Introduction & visual index Why is your zine called that? Pobble Eh Come? and Oh For Olives– 2002-04 surreal collage zines Fanzine Ynfytyn 4– 2006 Sinister cakes, lonely songs, Iceland in midwinter Fanzine Ynfytyn 5– 2007 Junior school music lessons Egészségedre – 2008 Studying in Budapest Fanzine Ynfytyn 7– 2008 Exquisite corpses Fanzine Ynfytyn 9– 2009 Charity shops and childhood ambitions Fanzine Ynfytyn 12– 2010 Telemarketing to the nuclear industry Fanzine Ynfytyn 13– 2011 The pains of learning ballet Fanzine Ynfytyn 14– 2011 Österreich Fanzine Ynfytyn 15– 2011 Obstacle courses for hamsters Fanzine Ynfytyn 16– 2011 Eccentric grandparents Fanzine Ynfytyn 17– 2011 Why Mr Frosty sets are disappointing as an adult Fanzine Ynfytyn 18– 2012 80s video rentals Little Whisper Smoke Signs That You’ll Never Get 2 – colour photography zine Fanzine Ynfytyn 19– 2013 Bulgaria and polenta cake Fanzine Ynfytyn 20– 2013 Competitions I have won Fanzine Ynfytyn 21– 2014/2016 Paris on a seriously low budget Fanzine Ynfytyn 22– 2015 Being in charge of the maze at Hampton Court Fanzine Ynfytyn 25– 2016 Exploring the world of the ceiling Fanzine Ynfytyn 26– 2016 French campsites Fanzine Ynfytyn 27– 2017/2019 Being stranded in Bognor Regis Fanzine Ynfytyn 28– 2017 I won a trip to Japan Film photography 101 –2017 Free Lunch 1– 2017 Tarkovsky and zine catalogues Fanzine Ynfytyn 29– 2017 Northern Italy in the 90s and the present Fanzine Ynfytyn 30– 2017 Oxbridge or bust? Fanzine Ynfytyn 31– 2017 Croatia and Slovenia Fanzine Ynfytyn 32– 2018 The joys of Latin and Oulipo word games Fanzine Ynfytyn 32.5– 2018 2018 Borges and Calvino. Do actuaries secretly run the world? Fanzine Ynfytyn 33.5 – 2019 You can’t draw that Fanzine Ynfytyn 34– 2019 Studying Ancient History Fanzine Ynfytyn 35– 2020 Working in museums. Punch-ups in the dinosaur queue Fanzine Ynfytyn 36– 2020 Australia. Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Katoomba via Singapore