1981 Fan Spectacular
Lulu Revu #9
Copper Toadstool #4
No Sex #1
Jeffrey Jorna's fan-tastic
Thanks to Adobe Page Mill & Photoshop, Word Perfect
and anyone we've forgotten! (O, yeah! Visioneer, too, without
whom we would be scandalous....er, scanless!)
(c) 2004 by lari davidson
a something for everybody
safe haven for lovers of comics, sequential art, graphic novels,
fanzines and related esoterica
as a hard copy fanzine in 1978 by Vaughn Fraser and Barbara Teresa
Anna Maria Przeklasa (BTAMP) It was published by Pubbug Press
Publications and ran through issue number 9. You may look upon
this site as #10 and a continuation if you wish but Lulu prefers
a more open policy than being confined by mere numbers. We exist
because we are!
intend to catalog and list 'vintage' fanzines from the 60s, 70s
& 80s - a golden age for zines of all kinds. Our focus in
particular will be on Canadian zines because we find these are
not often listed by other zine sites. But this by no means limits
our reach - you will find here a predominance of zines from ALL
countries. We may even be able to show you some zines you didn't
even know existed! (actually, that's a likelihood!)
fanzines were produced by lovers of comics and SF and who wanted
to draw and write just like the pros. Granted, there are other
sites that catalog these same zines but Lulu will try to go into
a little more depth as well as attempt to supply cover scans
(at least) and more detail. We will try to fill you in on the
stories behind the zines of yesterday instead of giving you a
dry listing of names and dates. As you can see by the small cover
shot above left, Lulu Revu, our namesake, was one of these zines
from that period and has a page of her own. Lulu Revu consisted
of three people in her initial incarnation - Vaughn Fraser, Dale
Hammell and yers truly, lari davidson. Lulu was named after the
island upon which we all lived in Richmond, British Columbia
Today that name has been lost within a modern municipality/city,
but because I was born and raised on Lulu Island it seemed appropriate
to reuse the name for this project.
well we're going to try to review something special every month
which we think might be of interest to those who come upon a
page devoted to comics, sequential art, graphic novels and related
esoterica. This could be a fan comic, a fanzine, a commercial
comic or book....whatever takes our fancy and is just too good
to ignore! We are nothing if not flexible! Look for the link
to the left.
note that to our knowledge none of the vintage items on these
pages are for sale....that's right - NONE! Lulu is neither
a distributor nor a clearing house. She is a time machine if
you will, a look back at what was happening in the three decades
from the early sixties to the end of the nineties. Why did small
press publishing hit a wall sometime in the 90s and go into decline?
Perhaps we'll be able to posit some theories.....we'll see! Please
use the links on the review pages to contact sellers of items
that have been reviewed...these are the only items on sale but
none can be bought from us here. Thanks.
enjoy the covers and other ephemera of these great old fanzines.
In time we'll try to include contents pages, editorial comments,
etc. If we do manage to trip over any of the old creators/contributors
of any of these 'vintage' zines we'll do our best to get them
to speak up and give their own versions of what it was like back
in the good old days! Check out the Where are They
Now? page. Lulu will be pleased to hear from anyone who
wishes to discuss or comment upon the zines.
is only the beginning - we plan to get a lot better! So come
back every once in awhile as we gather more zines and post more
info for your enjoyment!
Bald Ego #2
you know of a publication which you think should be included
in Lulu, please get in touch via the email link above or below.
We're always happy to hear from lovers of old fanzines.
TO THE ZINES
our monthly review
Free Zine to Print
are NO zines for sale on this site! In fact there's nothing for
sale at all! Items reviewed have all of the info about where
and how you can purchase them. While it well may be that some
of the original creators of the vintage zines have copies in
existence we are not the distributor of such.