All We Know About Japanese Zines: Doujinshi, Mini-comi, Little press… A history of self-publishing, 1960s-2010s


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This book is the first attempt to explore the history of zines in Japan. Its focus begins in the 1960s and spans to the 2010s, with 1,580 illustrations and 17 interviews. A wonderful resource for zine aficionados, designers interested in vernacular design culture in Japan, and anyone interested in independent publishing, little presses, and comitia culture in Japan, this heavily illustrated volume—with all text in Japanese—will be treasured by those fascinated by self-publishing and the variety of singular contributions to the field.

By Barbora and Momo Nanaka

Designed by Kazuhiro Yamada (nipponia)

Published by Seibundo Shinkosha Co., Ltd.

Text in Japanese

Softcover, 324 pages, full color offset, 7.25 × 10.1 inches

ISBN: 978-4-416-51767-3

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