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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 R2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Real Cat ToonsAdd to your cart.
Comic strips about cats and an article on the artist Louis Wain, who is known for his drawings and paintings of cats.
Author / Publisher: Roberta Gregory (self-published)
Category: art; artists; biographies; cats; comics
Date / Volume: (2005)
Publication Place: Seattle, WA
Item 2: Real JamAdd to your cart.
"The Real Jam comic strip was a jam session in comic strip form that 24 mostly local cartoonists took part in. The first panel was drawn in July 1987 and the comic strip was completed in June of 1988." Features the artwork of Bruce Chrislip, Mike Tackett, Donna Barr, Tom Hofstedt, Steve Gallacci, Steve Willis, Jeff Nicholson, Jeff Kipper, Mark Zingarelli, Leonard Rifas, Peter Bagge, Steve Greenberg, Ben Garrison, Duane Hoffman, David Horsey, Tina Garrison, Brian Basset, Jeff Wood, Jeff Willis, Art Bouthillier, Nils Osmar, Rob Morgan, Brad Carlton, and Mark Campos. Artists' bios in back.
Author / Publisher: Bruce Chrislip
Category: humor; comics
Date / Volume: 1989
Publication Place: Seattle, WA
Item 3: The Real Life Diary of a BoyAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with short stories and journal entries.
Author / Publisher: Philippe Jean (self-published)
Category: personal stories; short stories
Date / Volume: (1998)
Publication Place: Wilmington, NC
Item 4: Real Life in a Big CityAdd to your cart.
Zine featuring an interview with the Goo Goo Dolls, the minicomic Stubo, movie and music reviews, poetry, and short stories
Author / Publisher: Debi Dip, ed. (self-published)
Category: cats; comics; interviews; music reviews; movie reviews; poetry; punk; short stories
Date / Volume: #18 (July 1989)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 5: Real Work Add to your cart.
Autobiographical comic strips.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Donna Barr, 2015
Author / Publisher: Christopher Green (self-published)
Category: autobiographical comics; friendship; relationships
Date / Volume: (2014)
Publication Place: Gainesville, FL
Item 6: The RealistAdd to your cart.
Zine billed as a publication for social, political and religious satire on the front page of its June-July 1958 first issue.
Author / Publisher: Paul Krassner, ed. (self-published)
Category: censorship; conspiracies; cultural criticism; media critique; politics; religion; satire
Date / Volume: #125 (1993)
Publication Place: Venice, CA
Item 7: Rebecca MingAdd to your cart.
Minicomic. Apparently unfinished comic book. Pencil drawings with empty speech bubbles. Features stylistically gothic artwork and action sequences.
Author / Publisher: [Ming Doyle] (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: (2000s)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 8: Rebel GirlsAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with an emphasis on feminism.
Author / Publisher: Shannon (self-published)
Category: abuse; feminism; gender roles; personal stories; representation of women; riot grrrl; sexism; sexual abuse; women
Date / Volume: #2 (Sept. 1995)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 9: RebirthAdd to your cart.
"A comic for the 24-Hour Minicomics Challenge to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund."
Acquisition Information: Gift  of Dan Hager, 2004
Author / Publisher: Trisha L. Sebastian (sef-published)
Category: comics; women in comics
Date / Volume: (2004)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 10: ReciprocityAdd to your cart.
Zine consisting entirely of personal photography.
Author / Publisher: Bree Suzanne (self-published)
Category: photography
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Canton, OH
Item 11: RedAdd to your cart.
Sarah writes about train hopping, joining protests, fighting for social justice and "trying to be a good persin despite the fact that I was born into this classist, ableist, heterosexist, sizest, racist, speciecist, sexist, homophobic society."
Author / Publisher: Sarah (self-published)
Category: activism; direct action; feminism; personal stories; resistance; sexism; social justice; train hopping
Date / Volume: (1996?)
Publication Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Item 12: Red AsphaltAdd to your cart.
Fanzine dedicated to youth culture phenomena.
Author / Publisher: Julia Fernandez (self-published)
Category: bands; creativity; music reviews; personal stories; youth; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: (Aug. 1998)
Publication Place: Santa Cruz, CA
Item 13: Red Licorice MagazineAdd to your cart.
Magazine including games, humourous instances and stories, recipes, and quizzes.
Author / Publisher: collective (self-published)
Category: humor; jokes; riddles
Date / Volume: 2 volumes (Nov. 2004, Jan. 2005)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 14: Red River FanzineAdd to your cart.
"We (Leigh and Megan) are best friends, bandmates, and hardcore kids from Northeastern, PA. We have lots to say about hc and everyday life..."
Author / Publisher: Leigh Marie Sabol and Megan Judith O'Karma (self-published)
Category: education; cultural criticism; feminism; high school; media critique; objectification; personal stories; religion; representation of women; sexism; sexual abuse; social justice; women
Date / Volume: #1 (n.d.), #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Trucksville, PA and Wilkes-Barre, PA
Item 15: ReflektAdd to your cart.
"Focuses on personal style of our celebrated Muses, featuring style tribes around the world, subcultural and cultural fashion, as well as cheeky and insightful articles based on fashion theroy, style anthropology and identity in order to celebrate your wonderful self"
Author / Publisher: Camay Villanueva, e.d. (Jacob Sotelo)
Category: fashion; identity
Date / Volume: #10 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 16: RehabAdd to your cart.
Personal zine by Navy mechanic with discussions of military life, concert reviews, and personal stories.
Author / Publisher: Kurt Hectic (self-published)
Category: concert reviews; military; music reviews; personal stories; poetry
Date / Volume: #1 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Coronado, San Diego, CA
Item 17: Remembering Luisa FelixAdd to your cart.
Collection of art work inspired by Luisa Felix
Acquisition Information: Gift of Donna Barr
Author / Publisher: Keith O'Brien (self-published)
Category: art; comics; drawing; inspiration
Date / Volume: (2015)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 18: Remote ControlAdd to your cart.
A personal zine about working at a mall kiosk, written in the form of a diary, with illustrations.
Author / Publisher: Melissa Bolger (self-published)
Category: art; personal stories; work
Date / Volume: #1 (2004)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 19: RendevousAdd to your cart.
Fanzine of the Rendevous DJ collective, which hosts a monthly event in Los Angeles that celebrates classic Italian horror and crime films and obscure music, including film soundtracks, psychdelia and funk.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Cristina Tillotson, 2016
Author / Publisher: Cristina Tillotson (self-published)
Category: ambient music; film; horror; movies; music
Date / Volume: (March 2016)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 20: A Renegade's Handbook to Love & SabotageAdd to your cart.
A personal zine which acts as a journal, focusing mainly on politics but also including topics of relationships and general life advice.
Author / Publisher: Ciara Xyerra (self-published)
Category: break-ups; crushes; direct action; feminism; gender; gender roles; left-wing politics; love; personal stories; politics; radical politics; relationships; riot grrrl
Date / Volume: #3 (2001)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 21: Residential GarbageAdd to your cart.
Personal zine focusing on female teen culture with zine reviews.
Author / Publisher: Yogurt and Blue (self-published)
Category: feminism; personal stories; sexism; teenagers; women; youth
Date / Volume: 1 (n.d.)
Publication Place: North Vancouver, Canada
Item 22: Resist!Add to your cart.
Free newspaper with comics and art by female artists. Two copies.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Pamela Jackson, 2017
Author / Publisher: Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman, eds. (RAW Books & Graphics)
Category: art; comics; feminism; left-wing politics; patriarchy; politics; radical politics; right-wing politics; women; women in comics
Date / Volume: Vol. 2 (2017)
Publication Place: New York

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