zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Opuntia 248

Opuntia 248

16 pages, Dale Speirs, Box 6830, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2E7, CANADA. Available for $3 cash for a one-time sample copy, trade for your zine, or letter of comment.
I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I took this out of the envelope. What! A whole number? No decimal points and letters? Sure enough, Dale has gone whole numbered issues from this point forward, due to changes in his writing habits.
This issue's got another 'State of Zinedom' - a table showing how many zines and from which countries Dale received zines from, going back to 1998. His conclusion: "The total decline has levelled off. Those who are going to abandon the Papernet have already done so. The brave few survivors keep going."
Then there are letters to the editor; comments on FAPA #298; and a bunch of zine listings (the shortest review this time around being that of Apricot Blossom V2#1 - "Collage zine, in full color.")

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