I got my “contributor” copy of Fanzines in the mail pretty quickly. I pick it up and look at it and then get angry and have to put it back down. There are numerous errors. Some may seem nit-picky like the version of Stolen Sharpie Revolution she used is from 2002, not 2003 as stated. Some errors are much worse. I also found that there is a screen shot from my housemate Marc’s zine review site Zine Thug. He says that permission was asked, but he stated he would like a contributor copy. He has not received one yet. I was also flipping through the pages when I was on a skype chat with my friend Steve Larder and stumbled across one of his illustrations for the cover of the UK zine yearbook. He had no idea it was there.
In more exciting news! There is a new issue of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast!
In the second installment of Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast, Alex Wrekk is joined by Derek Neuland. We find out who Derek is, how he got into zines, and much more. We also find out what Alex has been up to since the first podcast, which included traveling to many countries, touring the United States with 5 folks from the UK, and much more. They also discuss their experiences organizing the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium, their excitement for the 2011 Chicago Zine Fest, and much more.
You can listen to you it here, or download it into itunes or your favorite podcatcher.
Links for the show:
Chicago Zine Fest
Portland Zine Symposium
Roberts Street Social Centre
Small World Buttons
Zines On Toast
I don’t think it’s nit-picky. Nearly everything she wrote about me was wrong, except for the sentence that she copied and pasted from my blog profile (uncredited, of course). These are all errors that could have been corrected had she asked us for permission. She made a big mistake and both the quality of her book, and her reputation are suffering for it.
My friend sent me her copy of that book. I plan to use the pages to make envelopes. Otherwise, it sort of just gets in the way.
Can we trade blog links? Mine is http://shesabibliophile.wordpress.com
I’ll add yours now – I always enjoy reading it. xoxo