"against mediocrity, against marginalization"
Just read this awesome piece by Aaron Cometbus and it made me feel less alone. I really wish people took underground press -specifically fanzines and zines- more seriously. As Cometbus so brilliantly puts it:
“Fanzines have become cult items when they were once part of the bigger conversation and the larger body of literature. They’ve become fetish objects, and, in the process, have come to be undervalued and underestimated even by those who claim to champion them- and by many people who put them out!.. For the person who grew up with fanzines, in the current understanding of the word, fanzines are something personal, something marginal, of interest only to young punks or luddites who worship things small and handmade. They appeal to, and are intended for, a very limited audience. The idea that the average person might be intrigued by something unfamiliar, interesting-looking and cheap, and be willing to give it a try - that idea has been lost.”- Aaron Cometbus, March 2011
A Call To Arms or “against mediocrity, against marginalization.”