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from Astrogrrl:
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 8:36 AM
Subject: let’s zine like it’s 1995

Dear John Weeks,
I thought I would email you to alert you to the fact that Kane of Surezine is staying with Vanessa Berry at the moment, and I hung out with both of them last Saturday night and it was soooo fun! There is a picture on my blog of the 3 of us with some other friends, and it was my 15 year old dream come true(ie. dream of when I was 15, not a 15 year old dream, but I am feeling too tired to make my sentence make sense).

Astrogrrl was one of the most fun and unpretentious zines I ran across in the great small press frenzy of the mid nineties.

I’m a comics guy but once we comics folks realized that comics and zines were both (a) done through the mail and (b) both contained words and pictures a lot of critical mass started coming together.

“LOUD” featured us in their Australia wide youth festival.
The National Young Writers Festival took off and although Marcus was too busy to have sex the first year, it got better. They even had special comics segments.
The Great Traveling Zine Show was put on by Jane Curtis – now teaching English in Korea, I think.
Noise” Festival followed on from LOUD, and Next Wave followed once the kids were too old to be called ‘yoof’.

Some great moments – seeing Amber Carvan get the full media blitz by ABC, walking into the kitchen and hearing the ‘Malvern Stars’ on Tripe J, tuning into ‘Recovery’ Saturday Morning to watch Shags freak out Dylan.
Where are they all now? Some I know about (Silent Army), others are off the map (Kylie Purr, Choozy).

Got an update?
Email me. I dare ya.


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