BEHIND THE ZINES #9, $3, 5 ½” x 8½”, copied, 42 pgs.

Behind the Zines is “A Zine About Zines!” It’s filled with a wide range of articles by various individuals, all of which relate to zines in one form or another. This issue includes a piece by John Porcellino of King-Cat Comics writing in praise of the zine fest, a report on building a zine library in a small city in Maine, and an essay on the zines that inspired a gender subversion poster. There are a lot of other writings in here, too. While not all of it spoke to me, I specifically liked the entry about working at Chicago Comics and one punk’s guide to collaborative zines (by our own Todd Taylor). The wide range of the material means there is something for everyone in these forty-two pages. Billy welcomes submissions, so if you have something, feel free to reach out to him. –Kurt Morris (Billy, 6017 Celestial Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, [email protected])