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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 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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New Zines For May 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on May 22, 2012

This month’s selection of zines is a bit different than what we’ve been offering the last few months. Sure we’ve got a great selection of newer zines (you’ve got to check out Taking the Lane), but we also cataloged a bunch of donations – including those gifted to us by the great Dave Mitchell – so what that means is this month you can read hardcore zines from the mid to late-Nineties, minicomix and Sci-Fi fanzines from the early Nineties, and a fan newsletter for Seinfold devotees. Don’t bother cranking up the time machine, just head to the Main Library downtown!

Basic Paper Airplane. Vol. 3
Bikenomics: How Bicycling Will Save The Economy (If We Let It).
Burn Brandon. Vol. 15
Charette’s Eye View. Vol. 9
Chihuahua And Pitbull. Vol. 2
Creepco. Vol. 3
Creepco. Vol. 2
Destined. Vol. 3
Disappointed: The Human Condition.
Dr. Agon dreams. Vol.3
The Duplex Planet. Vol. 132
The Duplex Planet. Vol. 138
8-track Mind Magazine. Vol. 90
Eventide. Vol. 3
Fantast. Vol. 1.2: Entertainment For Imagination Junkies.
Hardcore For The Kids Collective. Vol. 1
HeartattaCk. Vol. 49
Hotel Dire. Vol. 17: Death To Normalcy Issue.
The Hungry Maggot. Vol. 10
Interesting! Vol. 2: A Compilation Of Things I Find Interesting.
Love Dreams. Vol. 3
Mob Guy Comics.
Mole. Vol. 8
Nepotism Comix. Vol. 1
Nothing. Vol. 1.3: The Newsletter For Seinfeld Fans.
PDX By Bike: Your Guide To Exploring Portland, Oregon by Bicycle.
Piss And Vinegar. Vol. 4
Profane Existence. Vol. 57
A Punk Kid Walks Into A Bar…. Vol. 8
Rap sheet. Vol. 43
Razorcake. Vol. 27
Razorcake. Vol. 64
Razorcake. Vol. 65
Razorcake. Vol. 63
Science fiction randomly. Vol. 13
Second Nature Magazine. Vol. 5
Shish-Kebob. Vol. 1.1: The Bran Flakes Quarterly Journal.
Skill Shot. Vol. 2: Seattle’s Pinball Zine.
Slingshot. Vol. 108
Taking The Lane. Vol. 6: Lines On The Map.
Taking The Lane. Vol. 4: Sexy On The Inside.
(unTITLED) Vol. 2
Washing Machine.
The Yeti Times. Vol. 4

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New Zines For April 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on April 28, 2012

New zines for April! Check out the the local goodness: All Your Friends Are Here, the first issue of Movement ever, These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite Christmas Films, and the new issue of 904 Pinball Zine!

All Your Friends Are Here. Vol. 1
Clutch. Vol. 19
Gutterslug. Vol. 2
How And Why: A Do It Yourself Guide.
How To Rock And Roll: A City Rider’s Repair Manual.
Miss Sequential. Vol. 3
Movement Aagazine. Vol. 1.1
Never Kneel. Vol. 2
904 Pinball Zine. Vol. 2
No More Coffee. Vol. 3: Stories, Etc.
Omitted. Vol. 1: Muses & Bruises.
The People I Love Best. Vol. 3
Play: A Trees And Hills Anthology.
Proof I Exist. Vol. 12
Q For Treason. Vol. 12
Show Me The Money. Vol. 32
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Life. Vol. 1
A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very bad Life. Vol. 2
These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite Christmas Films.
You Don’t Get There From Here. Vol. 15

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New Zines For March 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on March 31, 2012

Spring (or is that summer) has sprung! And we’ve got a new fresh crop of zines straight from the…. zine… orchard? Enjoy!

Bizarrism. Vol. 9
Bookstore Thief.
Booty. Vol. 23
Controller.
Cryptic Slaughter. Vol. 25
Fences.
High Maintenance Machine. Vol. 26: A periodic, Illustrated
How I Quit School. Vol. 1
Next Stop Adventure. Vol. 4
One Way Ticket. Vol. 7
Shit From Nowhere. Vol. 3
Shit From Nowhere. Vol. 4
Shit From Nowhere. Vol. 5
So Raw It’s Downright Filthy.
Sowing And Dawning. Vol. 3
Tom Tom. Vol. 4
Trainwreck. Vol. 7
Worn. Vol.9
A Zine About Billy.

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New Zines For February 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on February 21, 2012

A wealth of Zine-ness! From booking your own shows to a guide to every pizza restaurant on the Upper East Side of NYC to the best in comics and personal writings… we’ve got it all!

Beer, Bikes, & Bridges: Notes On Portland, Oregon.
Bringing It All Back Home.
Broken Pencil. Vol. 51: The Magazine Of Zine Culture And The Independent Arts.
Cometbus. Vol. 54: In China With Green Day.
Duplex Planet. Vol. 187
The East Village Inky. Vol. 46
In Every Town: An All-Ages Manifesto.
Just So You Know. Vol. 2
Laterborn. Vol. 7
Latin American Independence (1810-1824).
Milkyboots. Vol. 10
Nostromo. Vol. 1
Papercutter. Vol. 15
A Rough DIY Zine: On Developing B&W Film.
She Must Be Having A Bad Day: The Cult Of The Female Food Service Worker.
Show Me The Money. Vol. 31
Slice Harvester Quarterly. Vol. 2: Upper East Side.
Tenacious. Vol. 20: Art And Writings From Women In Prison.
You Don’t Get There From Here. Vol.18

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(Micro) Zine Of The Week: The Prince Zine

Posted by Matthew Moyer on February 3, 2012

The Prince Zine by Joshu James Amberson

Amberson (Basic Paper Airplane) gamely takes on the pop music enigma Prince with this one-off zine. Will he be able to accomplish what it took Ronin Ro 370 pages to do in HIS Prince book? Surprisingly yes. Great for novices and obsessives.

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New Zines For January 2012

Posted by Matthew Moyer on January 31, 2012

Was it your New Year’s Reolution to read more Zines? It should have been!

Biodiesel Smarter. Vol. 11
Chainbreaker. Vol. 5
Coffee Spoons.
Comics Youth. Vol. 1
Czech One Two. Vol. 1
Duplex Planet. Vol. 187
Educating For Freedom.
Geneva13. Vol. 13
Hack This Zine. Vol. 10
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Vol. 23
Papercutter. Vol. 13
Papercutter. Vol. 15
Peops. Vol. 6
Railroad Semantics. Vol. 4
Rigor mortis. Vol. 3
Show & Tell. Vol. 6
Show Me The Money. Vol. 30
Solidarity Unionism At Starbucks.
Work Funnies.

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