Fanzine Ynfytyn 2002-2020 collection

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.
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And also a hi-res ebook version, which is pay what you want –
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Contents

Introduction & visual index
Why is your zine called that?
Pobble Eh Come? and Oh For Olives2002-04 surreal collage zines
Fanzine Ynfytyn 42006 Sinister cakes, lonely songs, Iceland in midwinter
Fanzine Ynfytyn 52007 Junior school music lessons
Egészségedre 2008 Studying in Budapest
Fanzine Ynfytyn 72008 Exquisite corpses
Fanzine Ynfytyn 92009 Charity shops and childhood ambitions
Fanzine Ynfytyn 122010 Telemarketing to the nuclear industry
Fanzine Ynfytyn 132011 The pains of learning ballet
Fanzine Ynfytyn 142011 Österreich
Fanzine Ynfytyn 152011 Obstacle courses for hamsters
Fanzine Ynfytyn 162011 Eccentric grandparents
Fanzine Ynfytyn 172011 Why Mr Frosty sets are disappointing as an adult
Fanzine Ynfytyn 182012 80s video rentals
Little Whisper Smoke Signs That You’ll Never Get 2 – colour photography zine
Fanzine Ynfytyn 192013 Bulgaria and polenta cake
Fanzine Ynfytyn 202013 Competitions I have won
Fanzine Ynfytyn 212014/2016 Paris on a seriously low budget
Fanzine Ynfytyn 222015 Being in charge of the maze at Hampton Court
Fanzine Ynfytyn 252016 Exploring the world of the ceiling
Fanzine Ynfytyn 262016 French campsites
Fanzine Ynfytyn 27– 2017/2019 Being stranded in Bognor Regis
Fanzine Ynfytyn 282017 I won a trip to Japan
Film photography 1012017
Free Lunch 12017 Tarkovsky and zine catalogues
Fanzine Ynfytyn 292017 Northern Italy in the 90s and the present
Fanzine Ynfytyn 302017 Oxbridge or bust?
Fanzine Ynfytyn 312017 Croatia and Slovenia
Fanzine Ynfytyn 322018 The joys of Latin and Oulipo word games
Fanzine Ynfytyn 32.52018 2018 Borges and Calvino. Do actuaries secretly run the world?
Fanzine Ynfytyn 33.52019 You can’t draw that
Fanzine Ynfytyn 342019 Studying Ancient History
Fanzine Ynfytyn 352020 Working in museums. Punch-ups in the dinosaur queue
Fanzine Ynfytyn 362020 Australia. Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Katoomba via Singapore

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