to the world of zines!
There was a time a few years
ago when a prevalence of America Online "zines" or online magazines
existed, and I was part of what was called: The Zine World which meant that
it was cyberspace related and separate from the "real World" or material
people and glossy magazines. We had a group of highly
dedicated editors, include those of Backstreet Backpack,
Rockstar, and several more. My journey began in
1999 and ended in about 2001. My younger brother is now even
creating this own paper magazine. It must run in the family!
These zines were created
though basically text-only processes and were rather creative considering almost
no graphics were used - since graphics, at that time, took minutes,
instead of seconds, to load, and broadband or cable internet was not
yet available. This website is a showcase of my zines, and a look
back in AOL and internet history.
-Editor @ 8/3/05
"I Hate High
A Girlz World // Early 1999
If Only Through Emerald Eyes
// Mid 2000