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Zines and Minicomics Collection, 1985- | Special Collections & University Archives

By Anna Culbertson and Adam Burkhart

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Collection Overview

Title: Zines and Minicomics Collection, 1985-Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1995-

Extent: 42.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2002. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: American poetry--20th century, Anarchism, Comic books, strips, etc., Feminism, Gender, Music, Politics, Popular culture, Riot grrrl movement, Riot grrrl movement--Periodicals, Self-care, Health, Transgender people, Women, Young women

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Zines and Minicomics Collection combines materials from two former collections known as the West Coast Zines Collection and the Comics Collection. The collection ranges from 1985 to the present and includes zines and minicomics on a variety of topics. Concentrations include identity politics (especially riot grrrl, people of color and LGBTQ topics), sexuality and reproductive rights, punk rock, anarchism, activism, alternative lifestyles, creative writing, and popular culture. Notable feminist titles in the collection that began as zines and went on to become major "glossies" include BUST, Bitch, Venus, and Hip Mama.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title, and then chronologically within each title from earliest to latest. A brief description of each publication's content is provided, and links to web versions are available in some instances. Publications are tagged according to the Zine Thesaurus of Subject Terms developed by the Anchor Archive Zine Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Use the following link to see this list:  http://anchorarchive.org/sites/default/files/2018-12/Zine%20thesaurus%202013-10.pdf

Also included are supplemental materials, including related correspondence, promotional ephemera, exhibit materials, and a small archive of materials generated by SDSU's Zine & DIY Culture Club, formed and officialy recognized as a student organization in 2016.

Subject/Index Terms

American poetry--20th century
Anarchism
Comic books, strips, etc.
Feminism
Gender
Music
Politics
Popular culture
Riot grrrl movement
Riot grrrl movement--Periodicals
Self-care, Health
Transgender people
Women
Young women

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2002-present

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Multiple donors

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.robertsstreet.org/thesaurus/out.htm.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 5/2014; collection rearranged to combine formerly-titled West Coast Zines Collection (MS-0278) and selected titles from the Comics Collection (MS-0091).


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Box O1Add to your cart.
Item 1: O2 MagazineAdd to your cart.
Zine featuring music and skateboarding culture from a Christian perspective.
Author / Publisher: collective (Lamp Post Publications)
Category: christianity; interviews; sports; skateboarding
Date / Volume: (Nov. 2002)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 2: ObjectAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with poetry and creative writing.
Author / Publisher: Andrew Penland (self-published)
Category: personal stories; poetry; writing
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Concord, NC
Item 3: Objective: Draw HitlerAdd to your cart.
Cartoons of Hitler by various artists.
Author / Publisher: Sean Bieri, Matt Feazell, Mike White, Andy Robinson, Chad Woody, Pam Bliss, Suzanne Baumann, Scott Roberts, Rob Lewis, Donna Barr and Terry Laban
Category: cartoons; comics
Date / Volume: (1996)
Publication Place: Detroit, MI?
Item 4: Ocho y MediaAdd to your cart.
Zine with an emphasis on activism for women's rights.
Author / Publisher: collective (Ocho y Media Women's Discussion Circle)
Category: abortion; body hair; body image; body politics; choice; cultural criticism; feminism; personal stories; poetry; pro-choice movement; rape; sex; women
Date / Volume: #1 (1995)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 5: Odd BitsAdd to your cart.
Compilation of comic strips.
Author / Publisher: Roberta Gregory (self-published)
Category: abuse; comics; humor; personal stories; satire; work
Date / Volume: #1-2 (2015-2016)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 6: Odyssey of the Grassy BlanketAdd to your cart.
Mini-comic with no text that depicts the adventure of a literal grassy blanket with magic powers.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Dan Hager, 2004.
Author / Publisher: Kristin Luke (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: (2004)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 7: Of Mind Manipulation and Social Control, Prisons: A Necessity of CapitalismAdd to your cart.
An essay on prisons in America and how they contribute to capitalism.
Author / Publisher: James E. Scott (South Chicago ABC Zine Distro)
Category: activism; anti-capitalism; capitalism; criminal justice; politics; power relations; prisons; social control
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Homewood, IL
Item 8: Off My JammyAdd to your cart.
Zines with various interviews and reviews.
Author / Publisher: Lisa (self-published)
Category: bands; concert reviews; interviews; music; music reviews; punk; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #4 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Albany, NY
Item 9: Off the WallAdd to your cart.
Joint mini-comic by Colin Upton and Robin Konstabaris, created for the exhibit "Just Press Their Button: A History of Photography in the Comics" at the Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver in 2004. The split comic features one strip by each author on the theme of photographs and photography.
Author / Publisher: Colin Upton and Robin Konstabaris (self-published)
Category: art; art history; comics; drawing; photographs; photography
Date / Volume: (2004)
Publication Place: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Item 10: The Official Handbook of the Black Dragon No. 8 UniverseAdd to your cart.
Guide to the characters of B.C. Dixon's fantasy-and-science-fiction universe and storyline.
Author / Publisher: B.C. Dixon (Xigency Studios, Inc.)
Category: cartoons; science fiction; superheroes
Date / Volume: #2 (2013)
Publication Place: Chicago, IL
Item 11: Ofrenda: A Zine AnthologyAdd to your cart.
Compliation of zines made by Celia Perez between 1994 and 2014, with titles such as "I Dreamed I Was Assertive" and "Atlas of Childhood." Introduction by Jenna Freedman.
Author / Publisher: Celia C. Perez (Sweet Candy Press)
Category: drawings; personal stories
Date / Volume: (2014)
Publication Place: (2014)
Item 12: Oh, it aches and tearsAdd to your cart.
"A zine about dealing with losing a pet. As such, it contains descriptions of those losses. It also details some strategies that have helped me deal."
Acquisition Information: Gift of Kim Schwenk, 2017
Author / Publisher: Lauren Melissa (self-published)
Category: pets; death
Date / Volume: (2015)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 13: OK To You: Handbook For Shit ProductionAdd to your cart.
Minicomic about the correct applications for feces.
Author / Publisher: unknown
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: (2010)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 14: On Mars (Sketchbook)Add to your cart.
Fantasy-themed character sketches with text on opposing pages.
Author / Publisher: Mike Posis (self-published)
Category: drawing
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 15: On Our BacksAdd to your cart.
"Lesbian sex magazine made by lesbians for lesbians".
Author / Publisher: Heather Findlay (H.A.F. Enterprises)
Category: anal sex; bands; BDSM; erotic stories; lesbian; oral sex; feminism; fiction; fisting; interviews; masturbation; music; pornography; sex
Date / Volume: vol. 17 #5 (Feb./March 2003)
Publication Place: San Francisco, CA
Item 16: On Pacifism: Writings by Derrick JensonAdd to your cart.
Reprinted excerpts from Derrick Jenson's Endgame and As the World Burns accompanied by comics
Author / Publisher: Derrick Jenson (North Carolina Piece Corps)
Category: nature; pacifism; violence
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: North Carolina
Item 17: On the RagAdd to your cart.
Music zine with an emphasis on punk culture.
Author / Publisher: Renae Bryant & Alicia Lopez (self-published)
Category: bands; book reviews; concert reviews; gay; interviews; music; music reviews; punk; queer; rape; rock and roll; sexual assault; surviving abuse; tattoos; violence against women; women; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #4 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Norco, CA
Item 18: Once we were happy with crowns upon our brows, but now we suffer shackles on our soulsAdd to your cart.
Poems focused on themes of the 1871 Commune, Marxism, and battles in France.
Author / Publisher: Cardinal Cox (Starburker Publications)
Category: poetry; history
Date / Volume: (2014)
Publication Place: Peterborough, England
Item 19: One More Time AroundAdd to your cart.
Zine featuring short stories.
Author / Publisher: Mike Coppolino (Carom Publishing)
Category: fiction; short stories
Date / Volume: (1997)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 20: One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty DaysAdd to your cart.
Zine focusing on women, menstruation, and feminine hygiene.
Author / Publisher: Stephanie (World Without Lard)
Category: alternative menstrual products; feminism; menstruation; reusable pads; tampons; women; women's health
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Winnipeg, Canada
Item 21: Ooompa! Ooompa!Add to your cart.
Personal zine with articles that focus on women and body image.
Author / Publisher: Megan (self-published)
Category: alternative menstrual products; beer; bisexuality; body image; feminism; gay; gender; gender roles; media critique; menstruation; patriarchy; personal stories; queer; racism; relationships; reusable pads; sex; sexism; tampons; vaginas; veganism; women; women's health; yeast infections; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #3 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Allston, MA
Item 22: Open in Case of EmergencyAdd to your cart.
Autobiographical mini-comic about depression, loneliness, and love.
Author / Publisher: Mary Golding (self-published)
Category: autobiographical comics; depression; journal comics; mental illness; loneliness; love; relationships
Date / Volume: (2013)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 23: Opinions Are Like AssholesAdd to your cart.
Journal entries, short fiction and opinions on what it means to be punk and the necessity of overcoming apathy. Also includes record, zine and concert reviews.
Author / Publisher: Jason Wallace Triefenbach, ed. (self-published)
Category: apathy; concert reviews; fiction; music reviews; personal stories; punk; short stories; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #4 (March/April 1997)
Publication Place: St. Louis, MO
Item 24: Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate CrisisAdd to your cart.
Examines the climate justice movement and suggests strategies for aligning social jutice movements on the issue of climate change.
Author / Publisher: Hilary Moore and Joshua Kahn Russell (PM Press)
Category: activism; climate change; direct action; environmental activism; indigenous peoples; political organizing; politics; social change; social justice
Date / Volume: (2011)
Publication Place: Oakland, CA
Item 25: OrificeAdd to your cart.
Mini-comic.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Dan Hager, 2013.
Author / Publisher: Mike Hales (self-published)
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: (2005)
Publication Place: San Francisco, CA
Item 26: Our Real Enemies Speak English!Add to your cart.
Zine discussing natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and their effects on the government.
Author / Publisher: Anthony Rayson (South Chicago ABC Zine Distro)
Category: class analysis; environmental degradation; politics; social class; social control; war
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Homewood, IL
Item 27: Ouse Valley RevoltAdd to your cart.
Poems focusing on the history of England in the early 1800's.
Author / Publisher: Cardinal Cox (Starburker Publications)
Category: poetry; history
Date / Volume: (2016)
Publication Place: Peterborough, England

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