Zines are DiY publications that grew to prominence in the early twentieth century scifi fan community, then morphed into a punk subculture in the 70s and 80s … and now they’re back! We talk with two guests who take us deep into the history and future of zines: Lynn Peril, who created the iconic zine Mystery Date in the 1990s, and Lawrence Lindell, author of the new graphic novel Blackward, about queer Oakland teens who organize a Black zine fest. {listen}

Notes, Citations, & Etc.

Lynn Peril contributes regularly to HiLoBrow

Bookshop.org has two of Lynn’s books for sale

Lawrence Lindell’s website plus his page at Radiator Comics

Lawrence helps to run Laneha House

Lawrence Lindell on Instagram and TikTok