Fanzines … 2 or 3 Things I (May) Know About It

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April 1996, no. 179

Fanzines … 2 or 3 Things I (May) Know About It

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April 1996, no. 179

Economics

The fanzine is not a magazine. It bypasses and subverts the economics of commercial publishing and it reasserts the creative link between writing and production. Zines can also, because of the ‘terrorism’ of their production and distribution, bypass the convoluted legalistic boundaries of copyright. Graphics, slabs of text, photos, and images are photocopied, scanned, and pasted into fanzine, then cut-up, reassembled, and often made to assume an oppositional symbolic meaning to that of the original image.

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