We Peaked At Paper
The book consists of 21 in-depth interviews with current and former editors of zines. Authors Hogg and Ironside travelled across Britain to carry out the interviews face to face over a period of five years. In doing so they sought to examine the widest possible range of publications, from the science fiction zines of the 1930s right up to the present day, in the form of a thriving Bristolian zine begun by a ten-year-old editor during the COVID pandemic. Other case studies include legendary zines such as Sniffin' Glue and Ablaze!, as well as lesser-known zines about football, feminism and charity shops, among a host of other topics.