Back in October 1988, when the world was less likely to implode, L.A. zine Ben Is Dead launched its inaugural issue. Initially printed on newspaper stock and handed out for free at local coffee houses, galleries and punk stores on Melrose, the zine slowly became a bible for alternative culture in Los Angeles.
Unsurprisingly, FIST is the kind of reading material that makes me wAlthough this might sound like a specific kink, the term “leatherdyke” refers to a vast range of activities and dynamics between consenting adults — whipping, wax play, restraints, spanking, verbal humiliation, bootlicking, and mummification, just to name a few.
Zine Fest Houston, an annual celebration of DIY mixed media by emerging and established artists from all over, will honor local zine artists Saturday as well as filmmaker Chris Bournea’s film “Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring.”
Artists from all over the country are joining forces with Eugene’s vibrant community of independent publishers and zine makers this Saturday for the third annual Euzine Fest, taking place at The Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.