Blackout with your sack out.

In support of yesterday’s internet blackout, I did my part;
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So did we win the internet war?

I’ll tell you one thing I did win… It was the battle of ludditedom. While people were nit picking about ‘SOPA’ this and ‘PIPA’ that, I hid away in the sterile and quiet confines of a Copymat and finally got done with the first ever issue of the All Hail The Black Market fanzine;
See, fanzines, or ‘zines as they have sometimes been called, is what people used to call blogs, back before glowing naked lady boxes lived in every home.

When I was thirteen I made my first zine called ‘Shred Sheet’, or ‘Street Shredder’ or maybe ‘Street Shredder Sheet’. Whatever the case, it sucked. Many years later once I was in college I made several issues of a ‘zine called ‘Get Off My Wagon’, which made way for a few more called ‘A Beggar’s Answer To A Question Posed’.

After a couple years of messengering, and filling sketchbooks while on-call, I came to have nightly access to a Xerox machine (or it could have been a Cannon). It was then that I made a micro-comic called ‘OISMFIMA’ . I eventually got tired of that and another decade passed before I started doing one called ‘Sideshow’;
For the last year I’ve been stewing about how to make a web log based zine, and it was Wednesday morning when I realized I’d been over thinking it. I lifted some old content, made some copies out of some sketchbooks and printed out random samples of clipart.

Voilà, a new member of my mediocre fanzine family was born.

If you are one of fifty five people who would like to get one of these, prepare to be dazzled. I can almost promise I will also include an autographed photo of me, or a sticker, or absolutely nothing at all.
Here is to sticking it to The Man, one Xerox at a time.

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9 Responses to “Blackout with your sack out.”

  1. dicky January 19, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Ummm… yeah.
    I’ll wait till it’s available on my e-reader.

  2. pentabike January 19, 2012 at 6:24 am #


  3. JP January 19, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    i went for it. i used to put out something called volkscycle here in stinky georgia. i figure its like stevil is playing music on the sidewalk, and i give him money because i wish i was playing music on the sidewalk. even if i was going to suck at it. which i did, and i would.

  4. bjammin January 19, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    I love the original form of underground thought. I’l take one for sure.

  5. anonymoose January 19, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    To be truley artisanal a memiogragh machine should have been used for authenticity, either that or Scribing Monks

  6. Luscious Dick January 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    dammit. I knew I should’ve asked for one. I really missed the bus here.

  7. Dirty Cyclist January 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    2 regrets:
    1) giving my extensive zines collection away when I moved in with a now ex girlfriend who said there was no more room for all my stuff
    2) missing the boat on this one

  8. benitosbro January 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Dang, I’m now really regretting the job that doesn’t let me surf the nets all day and pick up a great opportunity such as this.

  9. scooper January 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    can i geta copy pleeze?