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Farm Pulp

Gregory Hischak, Farm Pulp

Age: 37

Selection: "Raccoon Trouble" (page 92)

Recent review (from Zine World): "If Dali edited Family Circle, you'd have something like Farm Pulp."

Sample: $5 from P.O. Box 2151, Seattle, WA 98111 (checks: Gregory Hischak)

When did you launch your zine? What inspired you to do so?
January 1990. Primarily because I had access to a photocopier and it seemed like a waste to just let it sit there. After a couple years, I got tired of cutting up Harper's articles so I wrote it myself.

Why publish a zine?
I'm quoting myself here, "Because it's cheaper than therapy, more stable than a girlfriend and less demanding than religion." (Or maybe more stable than religion and less demanding than girlfriends.)

What can you tell us about your selection in the book?
Friendly FellowI used a dictionary to find the Latin categorization of raccoons. The story is true.

Any general tips for aspiring zinesters?
1. Go do something else, punk. 2. Make it fun or go away. 3. Learn bass guitar.

What's your favorite part of doing a zine?
Folding the very first issue together. The tingly excitement of stapler to paper and the discovery of the first typo.

Fill in the blank: In my other life, I'm a ...
Graphic designer.


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