Week 1 reading

Extract from “I Remember” Joe Brainard in FRIEZE Magazine

I remember when, in high school, if you wore green and yellow on Thursday it meant that you were queer.

I remember when, in high school, I used to stuff a sock in my underwear.

I remember that for my fifth birthday all I wanted was an off-one-shoulder black satin evening gown. I got it. And I wore it to my birthday party.

I remember my first sexual experience in a subway. Some guy (I was afraid to look at him) got a hard-on and was rubbing it back and forth against my art. I got very excited and when my stop came I hurried out and home where I tried to do an oil painting using my dick as a brush.

I remember my parents’ bridge teacher. She was very fat and very butch (cropped hair) and she was a chain smoker. She prided herself on the fact that she didn’t have to carry matches around. She lit each new cigarette from the old one. She lived in a little house behind a restaurant and lived to be very old.

Week 2 readings

Triggs, T. (2010) Fanzines. London: Thames & Hudson.File

Triggs_Fanzines_Chapter 6

Just Say No? A response to FANZINES by Teal Triggs


Fanzines was published by Thames & Hudson and released Autumn 2010. It features numerous essays that were written by Teal Triggs, which are accompanied by images of zines spanning several decades. She calls herself an avid collector.

Unfortunately, a great deal of the artwork contained within was included without the permission of the original artists, and in some cases, mis-credited or not credited at all. Teal herself has refused to answer many of the emails sent to her in regards to this matter, and has ignored calls for apologies and / or compensation.

To make matters worse, much of the information provided in her essays is blatantly untrue.

This website exists to inform people of the author’s appropriation of zines that were created in the DIY spirit and will serve to keep those interested updated on the matter. Please check out the links to the left.

Week 3 reading

Chernin, E. (1988) ‘The “Harvard system”: a mystery dispelled’, British Medical Journal. October 22, pp. 1062-1063. http://1.usa.gov/1vOibue

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