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