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Scam Zine

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on April 13, 2016

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Since the early ’90s Erick Lyle (formerly know as Iggy Scam) has published Scam zine and played in tons of great bands, including The Horrible Odds, Onion Flavored Rings, and Black Rainbow. In recent years he has parlayed Scam and his many other DIY zine projects into a bona fide writing career of sorts – including the book On The Lower Frequencies, and his newest, Streetopia: Using Art to Build Community, Fight Displacement and Reclaim Public Space.  He recently talked at the University of West Florida.  We’re beyond thrilled to have some of his early zines in our collection at the JPL Zine Library.

Here’s a small excerpt from Erick Lyle’s interview with Arwen Curry of Maximum Rock and Roll, from 2009’s print media themed issue.

Do you remember the first time you saw something that was like a zine or a pamphlet, a noncommercial, underground piece of writing? What did it look like to you at the time?

I thought from a pretty young age that I would become a writer. I enjoyed writing in school even really early on. Like when I was seven or eight, I was always writing stories, but there was a period in my early teens when I was running away from home a lot, having a lot of trouble with parents, and randomly living on the streets here and there. I started to fail out of school, which hadn’t been a problem before, and I started to think that I’d messed up my life in some way where I wasn’t going to be able to become a writer anymore—because I wasn’t going to finish school, and, that I would need to go to college to “become a writer.” But then somehow I happened upon a Hunter S. Thompson book that I cheerfully shoplifted from the mall, and I was reading this lunatic tale of crime and drugs and stuff, and realized, “Oh, OK, I actually already am a writer. This is awesome.”

That was before I was a punk rocker. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that I was into punk rock and seeing zines. There weren’t a lot of zines coming out of South Florida, but finding a Maximum Rocknroll actually was a pretty big deal, and we found it in a chain store, so that’s something to consider—that sometimes in a small town you gotta find the punk rock in a chain store. This was probably 1988, and me and my best friend Buddha thought that we were among the last remaining punks on earth because there were no other punks in South Florida, and all the bands that we liked, like Black Flag, the Descendents, Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen, they had just broken up right before we got into punk.

We had seen the 7 Seconds, but somehow something was missing, so when we found this Maximum Rocknroll, we were like, “Whoa! This magazine is full of demo tapes; there’s a whole world out there,” so that was a pretty big deal. But the first zine I saw that really influenced me was a couple years later, probably in 1990, when I left my parents’ house for good and ended up at the Ft. Lauderdale Punk House. My roommate Chuck Loose was making a zine called Get Loose, and it was all about scamming, dumpster diving, bumming around town, graffiti, and stuff, and I was like, “Hmm, OK, this is cool. I can do this.”

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New Zines for April

Posted by Andrew Coulon on April 25, 2014

Brilliant mistake. Vol. 2

Cheer the eff up. Vol. 1

Cutlass. Vol. 4

Endless escalators. Vol. 2

Endless escalators. Vol. 4

Fight boredom with feminism! Vol. 3

Grey fetish. Vol. 9

Judas goat quarterly. Vol. 58 : fly over country

Luck

The Madison review. Vol. 33.2

My aim is true. Vol. 1

Realia. Vol. 2 : childhood

Rollerderby. Vol. 4

The shortest day

Telegram ma’am. Vol. 18 : your pretty face is going straight

Toronto zine library resource issue

With an E. Vol. 2 : vegan dining in Walt Disney World

Your pretty face is going straight to hell. Vol. 10

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New Zines for January 2014

Posted by Andrew Coulon on January 30, 2014

Men with whom I share the same height. Vol. 3

Riot grrrl problems & other feminist clichés.

Alien invasion. Vol. 2

Living cooperatively in international community.

Hoax. Vol. 3 : feminism and health.

Duped. Vol. 1 : the new age.

Judas goat quarterly. Vol. 45

Chronicles of an 8th grade mallgoth. Vol. 1

Now yer cooking.

Pulse zine. Vol. 8

Late era clash. Vol. 22

If nothing else the sky.

Booty. Vol. 22

Translate. Vol. 22

Broken pencil. Vol. 49

Tiger girl.

Obsesser. Vol. 2

Is your washroom breeding Bolsheviks?

How to survive heartbreak: a manual.

Skill shot. Vol. 2 : Seattle’s pinball zine.

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New Zines for July

Posted by Andrew Coulon on July 18, 2013

Flyways. Vol. 2

Qlix. Vol. 3

Metal & meat. : within the Chicago underground

Kingfisher. Vol. 8

Fever pitch. Vol. 7

Ganges. Vol. 1

Johnny America. Vol. 6

Cassadaga, Florida. : yesterday and today

Ganges. Vol. 3

Ganges. Vol. 2

Mole. Vol. 9

Grrr! zine. Vol. 7.5 & 8.0

Booty. Vol. 16

Room 112 : students respond to the Rodney King verdict

Fluke. Vol. 10

Kissoff. Vol. 6

Fantastic fanzine. Vol. 7

Spared. Vol. 1

Bad breath comics. Vol. 3

Planting seeds. Vol. 2

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New Zines for June 2013

Posted by Andrew Coulon on June 20, 2013

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America? Vol. 6

Beekeeper. Vol. 3

Not trying hard enough : renderings of coffee stains

Contrascience. Vol. 3

Amateur hour. Vol. 1

Rejkt communication

All your friends are here. Vol. 1

Drift. Vol. 3 : a magazine of west coast cultural production

The muse, the news, & the noose. : endless escalators

My day aimlessly wandering Vancouver, Washington. Vol. 10

Rusty, roaming, and ruthless. Vol. 1

An alphabetic compenium of demons and evil ghosts

Rue st. vincent. Vol. 4

The quarter centarian. Vol. 1

Immortal soul. Vol. 1

Freeze up : a journey to find the heat

Immortal soul. Vol. 2

Feedback. Vol. 7 : video tonfa

Rue st. vincent. Vol. 2

Blackthorn. Vol. 4

Slug and lettuce. Vol. 75

Interbang. Vol. 6

Movement magazine. Vol. 10.2

Heartattack. Vol. 4

Profane Existence. Vol. 52-53

Manhole. Vol. 2

Mole. Vol. 2

Outlet. Vol. 2 : monkey bar. Vol. 1

Movement magazine. Vol. 4.8

Side b. : the music lover’s comic anthology

Leaviathan : some notes on Martin “Blimp” Levy

BAT. Vol. 3

Explosion proof. Vol. 2

The minus times. Vol. 29

The future belongs to ghosts. Vol. 6

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Zines for April 2013

Posted by Andrew Coulon on April 10, 2013

The la-la theory. Vol. 6 : always alreadymmr319
Clutch. Vol. 22 : invincible summer. Vol. 19
Doris. Vol. 22
The full tilt. Vol. 1
Full tilt. Vol. 2
Heartattack. Vol. 41
HeartattaCk. Vol. 50
Impact Press. Vol. 17
Kidney room fanzine. Vol. 4
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 319
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 325
No answers. Vol. 10.25
Ride on. Vol. 4
Scam. Vol. 4
Slingshot. Vol. 99
Slug and lettuce. Vol. 82
Slug and lettuce. Vol. 69
Slug and lettuce. Vol. 87
Slug and lettuce. Vol. 74
You idiot. Vol. 1

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Zines for March 2013

Posted by Andrew Coulon on March 17, 2013

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Amazing women. Vol. 2
Black & white. Vol. 1
Bloodshot zine. Vol.3
Crossing rivers into twilight. Vol. 1 : samhain 2006
Derelict. Vol. 1.1
Dynamic:01
The entertainment industry. Vol. 2
Funsaver magazine. Vol. 1
Heartattack. Vol. 40
It’s not a tumor
Laterborn. Vol. 4
Live, death, love & “all of the above.”
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 202
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 203
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 235
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 246
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 247
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 257
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 285
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 320
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 321
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 323
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 326
Movement magazine. Vol. 20.1
Nine gallons. Vol. 2
904 pinball zine. Vol. 4
One misstep and the illusion folds in on itself
Rue st. vincent. Vol. 3
Shit from nowhere. Vol. 6
So I went and ripped the whole damn thing right off
2012 Girls Rock Jacksonville volunteer handbook
The violence

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New Zines For January 2013, Part 2

Posted by Matthew Moyer on January 31, 2013

As a mea culpa for such a long zine drought, here is another small bundle of zines to get you through the last hours of January. Rest assured, we’ve got a big stack primed and ready to go in February!

Darlene rock-n-roll fanzine. Vol. 5
Hip mama. Vol. 44 : the humor issue
Hip mama. Vol. 45 : the creativity issue
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 322
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 324
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 327
Meltdown. Vol. 3
OVO. Vol. 7
Slingshot. Vol. 99
Slingshot. Vol. 107
Slug and lettuce. Vol. 64
Slug and lettuce. Vol. 90

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New Zines For January 2013

Posted by Matthew Moyer on January 10, 2013

Let’s start the new year right, with some of the cream of the self-publishing crop! Available now, for fingers jonesing to turn pages!

Blinking red lights and the souls of our friends.
Cool spots, USA: Idaho.
Cool spots, USA: New Hampshire.
Cool spots, USA: North Dakota.
Devil boy comix. Vol. 2: godvirus issue.
8-track mind magazine. Vol. 88
The empire builder.
Firebrands : portraits from the Americas.
Grey fetish.
A Guide to Picking Locks. Vol. 2
Herbal healing for piercings and tattoos: organic aftercare.
How to run your car on vegetable oil.
Milkyboots. Vol. 6: fall 2008 diary.
My big black book of ghosts.
904 pinball zine. Vol. 3
None shall escape: radical perspectives in the Caribbean.
Obloquy. vol. 2Rad dad. Vol. 19
Rue st. vincent. Vol. 1
Science fiction randomly. Vol. 5
Scribble Faster: Apartment Six. Vol. 1
Taking the lane. Vol. 2: revolutions every damn day.
Underneath the wild garden waits to grow.
The yeti times. Vol. 8
The zon-tower. Vol. 2

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New Zines For September 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on September 16, 2012

Thanks to some incredibly generous donations, we’re able to provide you with this month’s selection of zines. There’s a metric ton of one-of-a-kind reading material, all ready to be checked out (by you)! Thanks again to everyone who has has donated their zines to the Jacksonville Public Library Zine Collection!

#1 Must Have. Vol. 2
Adventures In Chemotherapy. Vol. 4
Adventures In Chemotherapy. Vol. 7
And From Their Hearts Grow Gardens.
Ant Killer And Other Poems. Vol. 1
Bizarrism. Vol. 10
Breakdown Comix. Vol. 5
Capacity. Vol. 6
Chauncey. Vol. 11
Copper Press. Vol. 1
Crown, Leg, Tooth. Vol. 1
DC T47557.
The Devastator. Vol. 3
The Devastator. Vol. 4
Distort Raleigh. Vol. 1
Doing It Yourself In Stumptown.
The Duplex Planet. Vol. 102
The Duplex Planet. Vol. 141
Error. Vol. 103
Everything Sea Dream. Vol. 1
Fastcore Photos. Vol. 1
Fastcore Photos. Vol. 2
Fervor. Vol. 1
Fragments. Vol. 2
Greenwoman.
Hey, mister. Vol. 6 : the trouble with Jesus
I was a teenage comic nerd and other stories
Important Comics.
Important Comics Are Bad.
Impossibles. Vol. 1
Jin Dnd Jam. Vol. 1
My Drawing Sort Of Looks Like You.
Manhole.
Orangedirt. Vol. 2
Radar. Vol. 12
Radar. Vol. 13
Radical Mycology. Vol. 1.1
Rockrgrl. Vol 32
Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore! Vol. 14
Sound Collector. Vol. 4
Spaghetti Dinner And Dancing. Vol. 14
Stick-People Scum-Bags. Vol. 8
Stomp And Stammer. Vol. 17.7
Tape Op. Vol. 27
A 10 Minute Play Festival. Vol. 1
What The Universe Told Me
Xerography Debt. Vol. 26
Zine World. Vol. 26
Zine World. Vol. 29
Zine World. Vol. 30

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