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Tumblr CrossPost: Vintage Trek Zine Fanart

Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1MlFVNS at October 09, 2015 at 01:01PM



So [my roommate from college]‘s aunt and uncle were old-school fen, back in the day.  This is what she recently inherited:

Now, I’m going to omit credits on these, simply because some of the names of the artists may be their real names.  Since what fandom was then is not what fandom is fandom now, and there’s a big difference between ‘publishing something in a limited-run mail-order printed fanzine in 1973’ and ‘posting it online where google can find it in 2015,’ my policy here is to add credits only if the artists request it (they can email me at this username dot gmail dot com).

Ready, friends?

Are you sure?

It gets better.

Aw, that’s…

…oh hey tentacles, nice to know some things were always classics.

“Draw me like one of your french girls” before Titanic was even a thing.

Is that Risa?

It’s gotta be Risa.

I actually really like this artist.  Fortunately, they were fairly prolific:

You know what, I know what the context for this one and the next is, but they’re better without.

And then the classic ‘caught changing’ pinup, which I find much more entertaining than the reboot version:

And lest you think it’s all about the dudes:

…this is just a small sampling.  I haven’t even got to the tentacle-penis pinup or the slavery AU or the “did they go to a Roman planet? and is that a crucifixion in the background of the kirk/spock snogging” pics.  Or the tribble humping a wig stand.  But this post is long enough.

There are some research library fanzine collections (Univ of Iowa and Univ of Texas specifically) that would LOVE to have those, eventually, if you felt like making sure they’d be preserved for fandom. Beautiful stuff, early slash fandom. Incredibly courageous.

Oh please donate them to either Iowa or TAMU. They’d both love them.


The “prolific” artist is Gayle F (you can find more of her work on Fanlore).

Lots more info about all of these zines under the Star Trek zine categories.






Tags:fanzine archives, fandom history, star trek fanzines, star trek history, fanlore, university of iowa, texas a&m university, DWCrosspost

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