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July 6, 2001 10:29 PM   Subscribe

Webzines. Independent magazines published on the web in the same vein as "old school" printed ones. Sort of the step between a blog and a full blown Salon (as in MetaFocus?). I'm thinking about doing one, any you can recommend?
posted by owillis (16 comments total)

 
Ironminds, of course.
posted by Mark at 11:21 PM on July 6, 2001


owillis: i have a friend who was the design editor of a very well-respected webzine on japanese animation called EX. the site has recently reopened after a long absence, and its new format is weblog-styled (with new reviews and editorials being added as time goes by) with the focus on a central, strong piece -- this time around, an interview with superb japanese director Oshii Mamoru, who worked on Patlabor (both the tv series and the two movies), Ghost in the Shell, and numerous other works. archived on the site are older versions of the 'zine, which then was styled more closely to that of a print magazine. check it out.
posted by moz at 11:22 PM on July 6, 2001


If you like your zines dark, sarcastic and offensive (with a healthy dose of Danzig and zombies,) look at pulp.
posted by Marquis at 12:27 AM on July 7, 2001


There are a few thousand to be found here.
posted by jjg at 1:21 AM on July 7, 2001


forgetmagazine is amazing.
posted by will at 3:34 AM on July 7, 2001


barbelith comes to mind.
posted by kliuless at 11:04 AM on July 7, 2001


i am a whore.
posted by jcterminal at 12:21 PM on July 7, 2001


Yeah, whatever happened to MetaFocus?
posted by rschram at 12:38 PM on July 7, 2001


I like me some babysue.
posted by spilon at 3:01 PM on July 7, 2001


Some folks over at the Straight Dope Message Boards started up a webzine called "Teemings" (after the "Teeming Millions" who read Uncle Cecil). It's had some rocky goings but just recently released a new issue. It's a mixed bag, sorta like the SDMB itself, but I've read some funny things there.
posted by briank at 6:57 PM on July 7, 2001


I edited one 3 years ago that was the largest archaic computer language webzine of it's time with 1000 readers on 6 continents.

Webzines are a lot more work than weblogs. Don't start one, heh.
posted by Kevs at 8:02 PM on July 7, 2001


Webzines are a lot more work than weblogs. Don't start one, heh.

Well, my goal is more like Maxim-esque little essays....
posted by owillis at 10:07 PM on July 7, 2001


Reach for those stars.
posted by jga at 10:52 PM on July 7, 2001


Does the dead tree zine scene even still exist? I know there are people still making them, but the only available forum about the subject I still know of, alt.zines, is close to dead.
posted by aaron at 10:59 PM on July 7, 2001


Reach for those stars.
Hey, just doin' a little somethin' somethin' - we can't all cure cancer...


Does the dead tree zine scene even still exist?
I've seen one or two around, mostly the music-based ones. But I think most of the ones that weren't completely commercially viable died or went to the web.
posted by owillis at 11:01 PM on July 7, 2001


Well, LarkFarm Mike, onetime publisher of Factsheet Five, points to the current website: factsheet5.com says "If a new publisher is not found by the end of January 2001, the magazine, its web site, and P.O. Box will be shut down for good."

I'm not clear on what the website's remaining around means, but there doesn't seem to be much activity.
posted by dhartung at 12:01 AM on July 8, 2001


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