This is the ultimate book on Fanzines an amateur magazine produced by fans, for fans of a certain subculture. This highly visual illustrated book is full of reproductions of the best fanzines ever created, from the superhero tributes of the 1950s and 60s, to punk fanzines such as Sniffin Glue, right up the contemporary e-zine scene. Arranged in six chronological chapters, each with a thorough introduction, Fanzines spans eight decades of counterculture and features many extremely rare publications. Written by a fanzine collector and expert author, Fanzines has cult appeal for anyone interested in graphic design, magazine publishing or underground culture.
`A loving look at this DIY strand of publishing, from its earliest incarnations up to modern day online`E-Zines'
'Fascinating ... along with passionate, informed contextual information, this is a compelling overview of the subject matter' --Computer Arts
'Wonderful ... this nicely produced Thames & Hudson book celebrates a diverse, entertaining and irreverent media scene operating beyond the frames of World Wide Web and phone apps. Don't believe the geeks: if you want to be cool, you still have to go analogue' --Time Out
'Loving, subjective and much-illustrated' --Art Review
'There is nothing I can do other than gush ... a massive collection of zines' --Article
'A lush, enormous book collating the best and barmiest of zines over the last 50 years ... the book is great'
'Densely illustrated and sharply argued'