New Zine Land
Surprisingly, when I googled the title of this post, the only thing that came up was it as an expired domain name. I thought all zine puns had been exhausted, but it is not so. (Note: zine puns I could do with never hearing again – “zine queen”, “zine scene”. Particular offenders are headlines for articles about zines in mainstream media, where zines are inevitably presented as new and quirky and with a kind of self congratulatory tone that the article has discovered them.)
Let’s not get into all that. The reason for this post is to present to you my new zines which are, as the title suggests, about New Zealand.
I am a Camera 15, here pictured among the stuff on my desk, is a long story about visiting Dunedin and what kinds of things I found there. Follow me as I climb its hills, enter its public library, eat its lolly cakes, and look for the house where the Death and The Maiden videoclip was recorded.
It’s a fanzine about Flying Nun records and the guitar pop bands that appeared in Dunedin in the 80s and 90s, of which I have been a fan for a long time. Here are the first few pages of it:
To read the rest, you will have to track one down. I’m slowly getting them around, I left some with Sticky when I was down in Melbourne in February, and I just put a few of them on Etsy. I will work on further sending them out, I shall get those albatrosses flapping…
Next time, I will introduce you to my other New Zealand zine. For now, I have been wrangling with the blog crocodiles enough for this afternoon (that is, things like image resizing), I want to get out into the humid afternoon, into the metal chamber full of coughing commuters returning home, and then back to my castle.