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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 T4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Too FarAdd to your cart.
Zine with poetry on women and feminism.
Author / Publisher: Adrienne (self-published)
Category: abortion; BDSM; birth control; feminism; gender roles; harassment; interviews; music; musicians; patriarchy; poetry; rape; sex; sex work; sexual harassment; strip clubs; stripping; war; women
Date / Volume: #10 (n.d.), #14 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA
Item 2: Too Much Coffee ManAdd to your cart.
Zine with comics reflecting social issues, reviews on music and movies, and humorous articles about food and eateries.
Author / Publisher: Shannon Wheeler (Adhesive Comics)
Category: coffee; comics; film; food; humor; interviews; movie reviews; music reviews
Date / Volume: #16 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 3: The Tooth SpiritAdd to your cart.
Minicomic about a "tooth spirit" that causes tooth decay.
Author / Publisher: Asia Bur-Min (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 4: Top 10 Nicknames for LomuAdd to your cart.
Minicomic by autobiographical-comics artist Colin Upton. In this comic Upton lists 10 nicknames for his cat Lomu.
Author / Publisher: Colin Upton (self-published: Colin Upton Comics)
Category: autobiographical comics; cats; pets
Date / Volume: (2004)
Publication Place: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Item 5: TorchAdd to your cart.
Comics fanzine.
Author / Publisher: Dwight R. Decker (self-published)
Category: comics; short stories
Date / Volume: #154 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Northlake, IL
Item 6: TorsoAdd to your cart.
Literary zine. "Edition 01" is dedicated to poetry and "edition 02" is dedicated to prose.
Author / Publisher: E. S. Grodberg (Get-A-Head Press)
Category: fiction; literature; poetry; short stories
Date / Volume: #1 - 2 (2005)
Publication Place: Highland Park, NJ
Item 7: Touch & GoAdd to your cart.
Punk fanzine.
Author / Publisher: TV (self-published)
Category: bands; concert reviews; interviews; music; music reviews; punk
Date / Volume: #9 (1980s)
Publication Place: Lansing, MI
Item 8: Touch Me I'm SickAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with a focus on punk culture.
Author / Publisher: Ryan (self-published)
Category: friends; friendship; gay; high school; homophobia; music; personal stories; punk; teenagers; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #1 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Rohnert Park, CA
Item 9: Toward the Queerest InsurrectionAdd to your cart.
Zine presenting discourse and criticism on queer politics and social structure
Author / Publisher: Mary Nardini gang (self-published)
Category: capitalism; insurrectionary anarchism; queer; queer identity; queer politics
Date / Volume: [2008]
Publication Place: Milwaukee, WI
Item 10: Towards a Hot Jew: The Israeli Soldier as Fetish ObjectAdd to your cart.
Illustrated essay on the evolving perception of Jews as sex objects, by the creator of Jobnik!
Author / Publisher: Miriam Libicki (self-published)
Category: comics; drawing; fetishes; objectification; racial stereotypes
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Vancouver, Canada
Item 11: Towards a Less Fucked Up WorldAdd to your cart.
Zine examining the intersections between sobriety, anarchism and feminism.
Author / Publisher: (self-published)
Category: alcohol; anarchism; anti-capitalism; capitalism; cultural criticism; drinking; feminism; gender identity; masculinity; politics; straight edge
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Chapel Hill, NC
Item 12: Trail MixAdd to your cart.
Writings and opinions on a variety social issues.
Author / Publisher: Johnny Nopants (self-published)
Category: anarchism; anarchist theory; anti-war; cultural criticism; left-wing politics; media critique; music; music reviews; politics; radical politics; zines
Date / Volume: #1 - 5 (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 13: Trainwrecks and EarthquakesAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with poetry and creative writing.
Author / Publisher: Christopher Greenslate (self-published)
Category: break-ups; personal stories; photography; poetry
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 14: TraitorAdd to your cart.
Zine with personal poetry.
Author / Publisher: Shannon Colebank (Whizzbanger Productions)
Category: cultural criticism; poetry
Date / Volume: (2002)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 15: Trans(in)formationAdd to your cart.
Zine about queer and gender issues.
Author / Publisher: Kelly Shortandqueer (self-published)
Category: comics; gender; gender identity; personal stories; poetry; queer; queer activism; sex; transsexual; transgender; zine resources; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #1 (Oct. 2004); #2 (May 2008)
Publication Place: Denver, CO
Item 16: Translucid Distortion: A Zine by the Original OutcastAdd to your cart.
Essays on violence against women, peer pressure, the way social groups are formed and drugs. The subjects are often treated from the perspective of a high school student and child of immigrant parents.The author writes under the moniker "The Original Outcast" and is also the author of "Fusion," also in the collection. Though the two zines have different titles, they have sequential publication information, with "Fusion" being issue #1.
Author / Publisher: Meena Ramakrishnan (self-published)
Category: abuse; assimilation; cultural criticism; diversity; drugs; feminism; high school; media critique; patriarchy; representation of women; sexism; teenagers; television; violence against women; women
Date / Volume: #2 (April 2005)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 17: Transmission: Hot Trans People Not Giving a FuckAdd to your cart.
Zine written by a queer, trans person of color about the need for other queer, trans and non-binary people to promote visibility of themselves and define their identities as they want, rather than have their identities denied or mischaracterized by heterosexual and cisgender persons.
Author / Publisher: Bee (self-published)
Category: coming out; gender; gender identity; people of color; poetry; queer; queer activism; queer identity; transgender; transsexual
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 18: TranzmissionAdd to your cart.
Collaborative zine produced by Ashville, NC trans activist group Tranzmission. Includes personal stories, "reflections on anarchy and a transgender consciousness," and poetry.
Author / Publisher: Oliver (Tranzmission)
Category: anarchism; drawings; gender; personal stories; poetry; transgender politics
Date / Volume: #2 (April 2005)
Publication Place: Asheville, NC
Item 19: Trash HeapAdd to your cart.
Music zine with interviews, reviews and photography.
Author / Publisher: Andrew Kuo (self-published)
Category: art; bands; interviews; music; personal stories; photography; postsecondary education
Date / Volume: #5 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Scarsdale, NY

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