Boxed Set – Queer Zines & Queer Zines 2
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Publisher: Printed Matter, Inc., New York / Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Edited by AA Bronson & Philip Aarons
Includes a reprint of the original Queer Zines in an abridged and updated second printing.
As a follow-up compendium to the sold-out first volume of Queer Zines, the new second volume features an entirely new selection of self-published, serial publications with a queer spirit and visible mark of the artist/maker.
With comprehensive bibliographies of more than 120 titles, Queer Zines 2 offers a visually arresting, intellectually provocative, and unashamedly sexy take on the rich output of contemporary queer zinemakers. Including both an expanded focus on overlooked ‘historical’ publications dating from the early 70s onward, as well as extensive entries charting a new generation of queer zinesters, this second volume offers a broad survey of the vibrant and evolving medium.
Queer Zines 2 includes over a dozen new essays, including writing by Bruce LaBruce, Edie Fake, K8 Hardy, Scott Treleaven, and more. Reflecting the authors’ deep belief in the urgency and vitality of zines as an individual and collective forum, these essays offer both personal and critical assessments of independent queer publishing as an important agent in shaping identity, establishing community, and altering the course of culture more generally.