I’ve got three new zines out . Each one is £2 (roughly 2.50 in USD or Euro) and available here.
Fanzine Ynfytyn 21
30 page 1/4 sized perzine on green paper
Going to Paris when you are broke, and managing to do it while the Charlie Hebdo shootings are going on.
- Free Eurostar tickets
- Walking miles and miles
- French music magazines
- €30 a night central Paris hotels, whose colour scheme can only be described as “depressed Willy Wonka”
- Père Lachaise, Montmartre, Canal St Martin, St-Germain, Quartier Latin, Île St Louis, Jardin Luxembourg and a convenient view of the Eiffel Tower
- Accidentally getting caught in a march of 1 million people
- Zazie dans le Métro and other French film recommendations
Fanzine Ynfytyn 29
24 page 1/4 sized perzine on yellow paper
About Northern Italy. Travelling for work, and a last-minute trip to Lake Garda. You can see my photos of Lake Garda here.
- Italy in the 90s
- Getting sent to the wrong side of Italy by my job
- Legnago, the most boring place in Italy
- The joys of Italian electrics
- Lake Garda then and now
- The Name of the Rose
- Catullus and an impromptu Latin lesson
- Shadows of Fascism on Lake Garda
- Invisible Cities
Film Photography 101
24 page 1/4 sized zine on green paper teaching you all the basics of film photography in a friendly jargon-free way.
- Vintage camera types
- How to fix common issues with second-hand cameras
- How to clean vintage cameras
- Lenses explained
- Film types and sizes
- Uses of filters
- Aperture explained
- Shutter speed explained
- The Sunny 16 rule
- Exposure and EV rating
- Tips for portraits
- Tips for landscapes
- The Rule of Thirds
I have updated and created an online catalogue of my zine projects- both the current ones, and the out of print ones. It can be found at http://www.ynfytyn.co.uk. If you have ever wondered why my zine is called that, you can also find out here.
I’ve been doing my zine for around 10 years now. I’ve got a lot of back issues that are no longer in print for various reasons. I didn’t want to reprint the whole issues, but it seemed a shame to have them completely languishing in a folder, so I’ve made a compilation issue with articles from the first 13 issues. 40 pages, 30 articles, 12000 words for £3.50. Available here.
- Why is your zine called that?
- The man and the song come to blows
- Pontefract 1982
- A Cake is Baked
- Banana cake recipe
- I demand the return of the flexidisc
- Junior school music lessons
- Pancake politburos
- Books about buses
- Aubergine parmaggiana recipe
- Things I would like to do
- My bizarre English teacher
- Exquisite corpse
- Why I like going to the aquarium
- Things I would like complete sets of
- Things I always look for in charity shops
- What does an amoeba have to worry about?
- Things I’m currently looking for in charity shops
- End of the pier
- Childhood ambitions in review
- Simulating painstaking digging
- Top five napping albums
- Haiku ode to Papa Hemingway (including getting a cease-and-desist from his grandson)
- Nuclear sales
- Multiple Small Pleasures
- Things which are reassuringly the same every time
- Things which I tend to like regardless of quality
- The Sue Ryder sale
- Crosswords I can and can’t do
- The pains of learning ballet
I’ve recently started a directory of zines in the UK and Ireland. People can submit their zines, and categorise them according to the topics they cover, making it easy for readers to find new zines that cover the topics they’re interested in, and help zine librarians stock their collections. It’s also useful for zine even organisers, helping to find people in the local area to invite wh.
At the moment it’s a humble web form that feeds into a spreadsheet that people can search and filter but not edit. Hopefully in the future it will be possible to turn it into a fancier website.
All the details can be found here.
24 page 1/4 sized perzine on green paper
This one is about the experience of growing up holidaying in a caravan at French campsites. A typical holiday for British people, but probably weird and exotic for those from further away. Available for £2 from my shop (includes UK postage- international extra)
- Ocean-going glamour of cross-channel ferries
- Family arguments about putting tents up
- The wonders of the French hypermarché
- Wholesome Dutch people
- Rubbish circuses where the attractions are one dog and one llama
I had two never-before-seen zines to bring with me to the Sheffield Zine Fest (photos of the festival coming later in the week). Issue 22 was new, whereas issue 14 has a bit of a history. I made no. 14 a few years ago, mislaid the pages, found them again last year and finished some bits off, made a few copies, mislaid them again moving house and then found them again recently. Now they’re safe in a folder with all my other master copies, scanned to a pdf, and available to print whenever I want.
There’s also a gallery of all my zines here.