“In the early 1990s, I started getting sacrilegious cartoon fanzines from a teenager named Mike Diana. He ended up being the only zine publisher I knew who spent time in jail—in Florida, naturally—for drawing “obscene” drawings for his Boiled Angel zine. A few years ago, when I was getting rid of my zine collection, I put the Boiled Angel issue that got Diana in trouble up for sale on eBay. I mentioned in my listing summary that Florida prosecutors deemed the publication obscene and convicted the young artist. Ebay quickly pulled my listing and banned me for life. I accepted that, and started selling on Craigslist.”—Jim Romenesko, Finite + Flammable[more!][party!] (via finiteandflammable)
Woah, have you been to Staples recently!? Do you know what the prices are like at the copy center?? It’s hilarious! It makes you say things like, “In my day we had to walk a mile to the Citgo station to make our zines, and copies were only three cents a page.” And so forth.
“Chris Theodore, founder and publisher of Reader, wasn’t up for explaining. When contacted by CJR, Theodore refused to grant a phone interview or respond to e-mailed questions, and instead sent an e-mail threatening a lawsuit if we pursued the story.”—HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!