I know a little something about fanzines, having published one for many years. Young people may not even know the term, which predates the Internet, with its sites and blogs, by many decades. Back then, before there was even widespread access to photocopy machines, I inherited Film Fan Monthly from its founder, Daryl Davy, in May of 1966 and combined it with my much more modest publication, Profile, which was then printed on a mimeograph machine. With a schoolmate, at first, and then my dad, I continued producing FFM every month—which included licking stamps, stuffing envelopes, and hauling bins to the post office—for the next nine years. (If you’re curious, you can explore and even purchase vintage issues HERE.)
I bring this up because I've had experience in the world of self-publishing. That’s why I take my hat off to Boyd Magers and his wife Donna for reaching the hundredth issue of their entertaining and informative magazine Western Clippings.
I still read a fair amount of—
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