Mineshaft, BUBBLES, Skurt Cobain -- sometimes a zine has multiple people contributing, submitting work or writing and making art. Sometimes, it's even multiple people publishing as a collective (Trubble Club, anyone? Or how about Krazines in Racine?). November's theme ALL TOGETHER NOW …
Baedan #1 Journal of Queer Nihilism
Published by Contagion Press
5.25"x8.25", 186p, soft cover, perfect-bound set in Bodoni and Futura.
From the Journal:
“If we can determine anything from our project of queer negativity, it is that capitalism has an unlimited capacity to tolerate and recuperate any alternative politics or artistic expression we could imagine. It is not a political negativity that we must locate in our queerness, but rather a vicious anti-politics which opposes any utopian dreams of a better future residing on the far side of a lifetime of sacrifice. Our queer negativity has nothing to do with art, but it has a great deal to do with urban insurrection, piracy, slave revolt: all those bodily struggles that refuse the future and pursue the irrationality of jouissance, enjoyment, rage, chaos. Ours is not the struggle for an alternative, because there is no alternative which can escape the ever-expanding horizons of capital. Instead we fight, hopeless, to tear our lives away from that expanding horizon and to erupt with wild enjoyment now. Anything less is our continued domestication to the rule of civilization.”