If you’re a fan of fanzines, then you’ve got to check out Ken Meyer, Jr.’s monthly column Ink Stains. Each month Ken (who is an amazing artist) posts… well, let’s let Ken explain…
I have a collection of over 200 fanzines from the 60’s-80’s that I plan to scan and talk about, one at a time. I hope to have some of the participants answer a few questions. Many of those participants are established comics professionals now, while some have gone on to other things. I will show a few snippets from each zine and give you a link to download a pdf of the whole thing, which I hope all of you will do!
For Ink Stains 59, Ken took a look at Fantafolio 3 from 1980 from Editor and Publisher: Peppy White
Fantafolio 3 features –
- Cover by John Beatty and Jerry Ordway (Both who went on to long distinguished careers as comics pros)
- Doug Herring Portfolio
- Pin-Ups by David Mazzuchelli (Batman: Year One and Daredevil fame), Willie Blyberg & Doug Hazelwood (both who became comic pros)
- Fandom regulars in the issue include: Larry Houston, Pete Iro, Mike Machlan, Don Secrease and others.
- Tons of fan art, comic stories, spot illos and more.
This is a new one to me. Interesting to see how many future comic super stars(Rick Burchett inked one of the stories) were included!
Ah, the memories of the glory days of fanzines. Thanks to Ken Meyer, Jr. for making these available!