PLEASE, state also your SEX in your ad. For instance “Mika” is a girl’s name in Japan but a boy’s name in Finland. Mention your COUNTRY, too. Your COMPLETE mail address OR email address must be given or no one can contact you !

Time : Thu Jul 10 04:55:51 1997
Name : Adnan Al-Katib
Address : POBox 3, Washington, DC 20044, USA
Email AAlkatib@aol.com
A:47m L: Arabic E: M.A. O: journalist H: seeking marriage-minded Arab female penpal age 23-33
Signal is : excellent
Greetings to others : peace and friendship to all

Time : Thu Jul 10 02:06:01 1997
Name : Patrick
Address : Maryland USA
Email Skcirt@aol.com
A:35m something L: English O: engineer H: sports, coaching little league, gardening, anything
Signal is : Great site Greetings to others : Hello, write me, love to talk

Time : Thu Jul 10 01:19:54 1997
Name : Joseph E. Paulk
Address : 945 N. College St., Charlotte, NC 28206-3200 USA A42m L:e E:3 O:9 H:13 18 20 23 24 26 27 68 73
Greetings to others : Prefer letters from men in Mid-East and South-East Asia. Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 00:53:41 +1100 From: clifton < hclifton@tassie.net.au > My English penpal would like some Native American penpals to write to (she doesn't have an email address). Could you please put her details in: Debra Tatnell, 91 New College Close, Gorleston on Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR31 7DG, ENGLAND, UK Thank you, Rosemary

Time : Wed Jul 9 17:09:21 1997
Name : Maurizio Azzimato
Address : Via angelo Mosso 20, IT-00168 Rome, ITALY
Email maurizio@amb3116.casaccia.enea.it
A:45m L:i e s E:2 O:9 H:13 15 21 30 68 69 73 74
Signal is : nice Greetings to others: someone is watching me ?

Time : Wed Jul 9 16:59:29 1997
Name : Timo M.
Address : VY, Tite&tuta-laitos, PL 700, FI-65200 Vaasa, Finland
Email a70752@uwasa.fi
A:30m L:fi e sw and a little s f E:3 O: 9 11 H:35 48 50 51 52 68 73 75 Signal is : A fine service that offers new opportunities.
Greetings to others : Hi ! I would like to find female penpals from Asia and why not everywhere else in the world too.

Time : Wed 9 Jul 1997 14:19:14 -2359
Name : PARISA KACHOUI
Address : IRAN
Email p_kachoui@sun.iust.ac.ir I am an Iranian girl and I study hardware engineering. I search for a penfriend .

Time : Wed Jul 9 12:32:58 1997
Name : Khalid
Address : COUNTRY ?
Email kemadi@hotmail.com
A:28m L:e H: computers, music, outing
Signal is : great service
Greetings to others : Hi, looking for females from England, Morocco, Middle East

Time : Wed Jul 9 09:01:23 1997
Name : Gail Hendy od4393 k-1 rm 114,
Address : 451 Fullerton Ave., CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA 16403-1238, USA
A:42f E:2 O:12 H:20 38
Signal is : GREAT WAY TO MEET PEOPLE
Greetings to others : HELLO OUT THERE ! I AM 5FT, 9INCHES, 128LBS, LIKES TO STRADDLE HARLEYS' PLUS OTHER THINGS. LOVE HUMOR AND BUBBLE BATHS. HAVE VERY LONG LEGS .

Time : Tue Jul 8 23:55:08 1997
Name : Abby Croft
Address : 3855 North Dogwood Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Email etcroft@ruby.indstate.edu
A:15f L:e E:2 O:4 H:15 28 29 30 45 46 48 49 50
Signal is : Great idea !
Greetings to others : I'd like any penfriend from ages 15-17 from around the world !!

Time : Tue Jul 8 23:13:42 1997
Name : George Ellis
Address : 665 Nicol St., Nanaimo, B.C., CANADA V9R4T8
A:46m L: English E: university O: property developer H: love to travel, semi-retired, looking for life partner
Signal is : Fantastic
Greetings to others : seek young woman for marriage

Time : Tue Jul 8 20:19:54 1997
Name : Sera Lamb
Address : 3816 N Michigan, Portland OR 97227, USA
A:15 L: English E: high school O: Yeah Right ! H: sports, collecting cards, and reading
Signal is : Dunno
Greetings to others : Hey, write me, I want to hear from you

Time : Tue Jul 8 09:10:35 1997
Name : A. Fernandez
Address : PO Box 440182, Miami, FL 33144-0182, USA
Email alex3d@gate.net
A:37m L:e s E: university O: PC technician H: correspondence with males in Europe and Americas
Signal is : Big magazine, lots of ads!

Time : Tue Jul 8 06:05:21 1997
Name : Doug
Address : PO Box 9311, Boise, ID 83707-3311, USA
Email Nocturn@bigfoot.com
A:27m E:3 O:4 H: like skydiving, scuba and skiing . . .
Signal is : Breaking barriers around the world. Greetings to others: Talk to you soon !

Time : Mon Jul 7 17:19:26 1997
Name : Miguel
Address : SPAIN
Email ibercomp@atlas-iap.es
A:30m L:s e E:3 O:9 H:13 15 19 20 21 22 25 30 55 68 75
Signal is : Una buena idea que nos brinda la posibilidad de tener amistades más allá de nuestras fronteras.
Greetings to others : Deseo contactar con amigos/amigas de paises Iberoamericanos. Un saludo a todos los lectores de Signal desde España.

Time : Mon Jul 7 16:42:08 1997
Name : Sami
Address : FINLAND
Email samalkki@freenet.hut.fi
A:24 m E: telecommunications H: I want more friends or female also !!

Time : Mon Jul 7 15:34:26 1997 Name : Philippe
Address : Poste Restante, FR-33000 Bordeaux, FRANCE
Email Philvoy@usa.net
A:38m L:f e s i E: high O: general manager of travel agencies H: cars, planes, swimming, computers

Time : Mon Jul 7 13:31:19 1997
Name : David Aikins
Address : PO Box 293, Nelson, BC, V1L 5P9, CANADA
Email daikins@netidea.com
A:41m L:e E:2 O:7 H:17 30 44 46 48 49 52 61 62 63 65 68 69 70 73 74 75
Signal is : Great
Greetings to others : Accountant/computer consultant, single parent, looking for lady 32 to 49 for marriage.

Time : Mon Jul 7 04:39:01 1997
Name : Ivor Davies
Address : NEW ZEALAND
Email daviesi@fish.govt.nz
A:27m L:e O:5 H: Navy things
Signal is : Looks good

Time : Sun Jul 6 23:46:34 1997
Name : Hana Turner
Address : 20 Geary Drive, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4UA, England, UK
A:26f L:e s E:3 O:4 H:13 14 16 32 47 68 69 73

Time : Sun Jul 6 18:55:03 1997
Name : Hannu
Address : Veljestent.7, 03100 Nummela, FINLAND
A:17m L: suomi E: koulu O: opiskelija H: jääkiekko, pyöräily

Time : Sun Jul 6 10:38:17 1997
Name : Colleen Kennedy
Address : 536 Palo Verde, Central Pt, OR 97502, USA
Email chaleena@cdsnet.net
A:48f L:e E:3 O: 8 H:30 51 56 64 68 73 75
Signal is : I've always loved it !
Greetings to others : I welcome everyone to write to me

Time : Sun Jul 6 06:29:02 1997
Name : Amber Waltz
Address : 2535 Fairview Cincinnati, Ohio 45219, USA
A:19 L: English, French, and German E: university O: student H: sports, languages, listen to music, computers
Signal is : nice
Greetings to others : Hi ! I would like to trade tapes and cd's with people from europe. I am looking for Eurodance cd's and tapes. I will trade for a tape/cd of your choice from USA. If you want a good friend, then write to me please :)

Time : Sun Jul 6 03:28:22 1997
Name : Phil Nason Address : 299 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844, USA
Email nase@nh.ultranet.com
A:15m L: English E: high school O: student H: weight lifting, music
Signal is : very good, simple and easy Greetings to others : please respond (especially rap lovers)

Time : Sun Jul 6 01:41:10 1997
Name : Dr. Csaba Hornyak
Address : POBox 280, HU-3502 Miskolc 2, HUNGARY
Email penzerme@mail.matav.hu
A:34m L:e E: university O: medical doctor H:55 and 13 15 24 26 32 56 65
Signal is : This is a best penpal magazine !! Greetings to others: Yours sincerely !!

Time : Sun Jul 6 00:22:55 1997
Name : George Moldoveanu
Address : 2555 Benny Avenue #606, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 2R6, CANADA
Email gentle-giant@weirdness.com Homepage http://www.total.net/~aldebara
A:37m L: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese E: Bachelor in Economy O: MIS Manager H: Japanese culture and culture
Signal is : Excelent way to drain the hate from this World !
Greetings to others : Do or do not ! There is no try. Time : Sat Jul 5 22:11:39 1997
Name : Sabil
Address : 164 Central Bashabo, Dhaka-1214, BANGLADESH
Email sabil@bangla.net
A:28m L:e E:3 O:9 H:21 32 75
Signal is : Signal is simply the BEST
Greetings to others : I am an architect from Bangladesh, looking for friends from all over the world. I mail to all the people who will write to me. I am specially looking for broad minded matured woman who would like to share her secrets and fantasies with me. No age limitation.

Time : Sat Jul 5 22:05:23 1997
Name : Rafaela Carvalhaes Araújo
Address : R: Bulgária 70, Cariru, BR-35160-088 Ipatinga-MG, BRAZIL
Email edmarc@gold.com.br
A:?f L:e p E:2 O:4 H: Many !!
Signal is : Good idea !
Greetings to others : I would like to have many pen-pals

Time : Sat Jul 5 20:57:23 1997
Name : Matthias Vienne
Address : Bruges, BELGIUM
Email evienne@unicall.be
A:17m L: English, French O:4 H: surfing the web
Signal is : very
Greetings to others : e-mail me, I always write back

Time : Sat Jul 5 19:42:22 1997
Name : Hiissa, Niina
Address : Kortelahdenkatu 11 A 11, FI-33210 Tampere, FINLAND
Email niina.hiissa@tt.tampere.fi
A:28f L:e E:2 O:4 H:13 15 18 29 32 47 68 73
Signal is : OK !
Greetings to others : Especially everybody outside Europe...write !

Time : Sat Jul 5 11:18:29 1997
Name : Alan
Address : BAIDI ROA,D CHANGNING LI 6-3-205# NANKAI QU, TIANJIN 300193, CHINA Email ultimet@public.tpt.tj.cn
A:27m L:e H: make friends
Signal is : it is the web that I wanted Greetings to others : if you want to make friend with people in CHINA, I can help you.

Time : Sat Jul 5 11:15:52 1997
Name : Gitty Houben
Address : Moezener Weg 12 A, DE-22417 Hamburg, GERMANY
A:29 L:e g E:2 O: occupational therapist H:13 15 27 28 30 31 42 68 73 74 75 Signal is : It's a great idea !!!
Greetings to others : I hope to hear from you all very soon ! Have a nice time ! :)

Time : Sat Jul 5 03:29:16 1997
Name : Larry Mumby
Address : 4923 Nevin Road, Charlotte, NC 28269-4952, USA
Email larrymumby@juno.com
A:55m L: English E: some college, tech school O: computer technition

Time : Sat Jul 5 01:48:40 1997
Name : Nurmi Jouni
Address : Turku, FINLAND
Email jonu@icenet.fi
A:27m L:fi e E:1 O:5 H:21 25 30 31 51 68 70
Signal is : Great !

Time : Sat Jul 5 01:25:43 1997
Name : Lisa Marie Helmts
Address : 1501 Alamo Dr. #28, Vacaville CA zip ?, USA
Email bida2@juno.com
A:16f L:e E:2 O:4 H:15 27 52, writing reading partying a little, 64 65
Signal is : it's pretty cool
Greetings to others : 68 73 74 75

Time : Fri Jul 4 13:42:41 1997
Name : Erkki Kauvanto
Address : PL 171, 45101 KVL, SUOMI-FINLAND
Email erkki.kauvanto@dinerto.inet.fi
A:36m L:fi e E:2 O:8 H:13 15 16 20 24 26 65 66 68 69 70 73 75
Signal is : Mielestäni se on hyvä.

Time : Fri Jul 4 12:46:28 1997
Name : Carol
Address : USA
Email c_carol1@hotmail.com
A:12f L:e E:1 O:4 H:17 20 34 shopping, cats, horses 68 73
Signal is : The most wanted site Greetings to others: Hello everyone !

Time : Fri Jul 4 12:23:42 1997
Name : Brian K. Witte
Address : PO Box 241, Conowingo, MD 21918, USA Email brian.witte@mci.com
A:35m L: English E: college O: musician H:13 21 28 31 48 49
Signal is : GREAT !! Greetings to others: Hello to all.

Time : Fri Jul 4 10:01:18 1997
Name : Raco
Address : Bucharest, ROMANIA
Email pcostin@hotmail.com
A:25m L:e+Romanian E:3 O:5 H:21 23 30 31 46
Signal is : A great way of meeting new friends...
Greetings to others : 25 year old male looking for friends

Time : Fri Jul 4 09:32:42 1997
Name : Costin
Address : Bucharest, ROMANIA Email pcostin@hotmail.com
A:25m L: Romanian E: master O: eng. H: all

Time : Fri Jul 4 09:27:52 1997
Name : Amy Elizabeth
Address : Michigan, USA
Email flecker@worldnet.att.net
A:17f L:e E: U of M O: law H:13 15 34
Greetings to others : I want to meet people that are both fun and intellectual.

Time : Fri Jul 4 02:56:06 1997
Name : Christina Dion
Address : 350 East K Street, Benicia CA 94510, USA
Email dions@busd.benicia.k12.ca.us
A:10 L: English O:student H: sports, bicycle riding, reading, crafts
Signal is : Cool !

Time : Fri Jul 4 00:20:06 1997
Name : Sue Fitzpatrick
Address : PO Box 3108,Saratoga CA 95070-1108, USA
Email sue_fitzpatrick@amat.com
A:37f L:e E3: O:11 H:15 16 24 27 29 32 43 48 50 51 57 58 59 67 68,
Signal is : Looks like a great magazine
Greetings to others : Hello there from sunny California in the USA. I would love to correspond with those from English speaking countries. Would love to trade post/view card with others. I also collect autographs.

Time : Thu Jul 3 20:02:54 1997
Name : Andrew Zebrun III
Address : 193 Roland Ave., City ?, COUNTRY ?
Email andrewzebrun@worldnet.att.net
A:37m L:e E:3 O:7 H:17 19 20 21 24 25 31 38 44 66 68 72 75
Signal is : Fantastic, just when I think the www is cool, it gets cooler !
Greetings to others : Hello from America, I live near Niagara Falls, want to know about it ?

USA OFFERS FOR YOU !

YOUR 30 WORD PEN PAL listing in USA magazine for only $ 3 or 6 IRCs ! USA pen pal list $ 2.00.
Mail Order Plus, PO Box 8590, Medford OR 97504, USA
Time : Thu Jul 3 10:26:04 1997
Name : Timo
Address : Iisalmi, FINLAND
Email thartika@kopis3.pspt.fi
A:25m L:fi e g sw E:3 O:4 9 H:32 38 40 47 52
Signal is : Superb !
Greetings to others : I'm waiting for your mail ! Don't waste your time ! Write now !

Time : Wed Jul 2 19:55:19 1997
Name : ROBERT VAN WYK
Address : 27 LABIANCE ST BELLVILLE W.CAPE 7532 SOUTH AFRICA
Email RV6@PIXIE.CO.ZA
A: 65m L:e Afrikaans E: higher O: retired H:68 15 75
Signal is : IT'S GREAT
Greetings to others : MEET SOMEONE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Time : Wed Jul 2 16:46:23 1997
Name : Amr
Address : 8 Mokhtar St., Cairo, EGYPT
Email hbaraka@idsc1.gov.eg
A:14 L: French, English O: student H: scouting, blades
Signal is : great

Time : Wed Jul 2 17:57:05 1997
Name : Maurizio Azzimato
Address : Via Angelo Mosso 20, IT-00168 Rome, ITALY Email maurizio@amb3116.casaccia.enea.it
A:45m L:e s i E:2 O:8 H: to travel
Signal is : very good idea
Greetings to others : Somebody (women only) will contact me ?

Time : Wed Jul 2 10:55:34 1997
Name : ******* DIIZZI ********
Address : Helsinki, FINLAND Email DIIZZIE@rocketmail.com
A:32m L:e fi E:1 O:4 H:42 52
Signal is : NICE Greetings to others: summer is crazy....

Time : Wed Jul 2 10:02:13 1997
Name : Mario Ryuzo Iwasaki
Address : Nagoya-city, JAPAN
Email mario@geo.co.jp
A:42m L:e O: tv program company president H: many

Time : Wed Jul 2 01:17:18 1997
Name : Terry
Address : London, ENGLAND Email bridge@cix.compulink.co.uk
A:42m L:e g f E:3 O:11 H: many !
Signal is : Great for contacting new girlfriends! :-)
Greetings to others : I hope to contact some young ladies to write to and to visit Time : Tue Jul 1 20:58:13 1997
Name : Maurizio Sabba
Address : Vle Dannunzio 4, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, ITALY
Email Maurizio_Sabba@rcm.inet.it
A:22m L:e i E:3 O:4 H:13 17 21
Signal is : it's a great idea

Time : Tue Jul 1 19:34:13 1997
Name : Kevin B. Mutyaba
Address : PO Box 154, Kampala, UGANDA
Email mutyaba@starcom.co.ug
A:35m L:e E:3 O: lawyer / parliamentarian H:15 19 30 48
Signal is : A wonderful place to meet new friends.
Greetings to others : Hi everybody. I am your new pal. Try me and let us explore the world together.

Time : Tue Jul 1 17:56:02 1997
Name : ******* N I I N A *******
Address : Stockholm, SWEDEN Email nmpeurala@hotmail.com
A:30f L:sw e f fi H:13,15,17 and more
Signal is : A great way of meeting new friends....
Greetings to others : 30 year old female looking for friends all over the world. I love travelling and reggae music !! Send me an email !!

Time : Tue Jul 1 07:49:56 1997
Name : Cody Jones
Address : PO Box 612, Paris, Tennesse 38242, USA
Email cejones@apex.net
A:53m L:e E:3 O:9 H:15 21 30 50 5152 68 69 70 73 74 75
Signal is : Grrrrrrreat !

Time : Tue Jul 1 02:40:36 1997
Name : Haney
Address : SINGAPORE
Email haney@pacific.net.sg
A:29 female L: English H: travelling

Time : Mon Jun 30 17:24:50 1997
Name : Mary Smith
Address : Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Email mksmith@rohcg.on.ca
A:39f L:e E:3 O:11 H:15 22 27 28 39 42 43 51 Greetings to others : Hello, from the capital of Canada

Time : Sun Jun 29 23:43:11 1997
Name : John
Address : Lancashire ENGLAND
Email john@clitheroe.demon.co.uk
A:23m L:e E:3 O:5 H:17 15 23 21 48 50
Signal is : It's Great
Greetings to others : Hello there. Have fun and write to me ! 75 73 68

Time : Sun Jun 29 18:56:12 1997
Name : Jyrki Paajanen
Address : Sunankalliontie 62, FI-02760 Espoo, FINLAND
A:17m L: Finnish, English E: upper secondary school O: student H: floor ball
Signal is : jaahas..
Greetings to others : Kirjotelkaa..write to me !! Girls, Tytöt..

Time : Sun Jun 29 15:32:44 1997
Name : Kim Seol-Hee
Address : 13-15(3F) Munjong-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-200, KOREA
A:17f L:e E:2 O:4 H:15 31 48 25 63
Signal is : Great ! Greetings to others : I love 'Take That' so much. All letters reply !

Time : Sun Jun 29 15:24:05 1997
Name : Lee Su-Ok
Address : #235 Ga-Dong Jeonwonbilla, 409-107 Shilim-dong, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 151-029, KOREA
A:17f L:e E:2 O:4 H:25 31 48 64 68 73
Signal is : Thanks Greetings to others: Send me please.

Time : Sun Jun 29 15:21:08 1997
Name : Choi Yeon-Jung
Address : 101-304 Hyundai@ 164 Dangsan 2street, Youngdungpo-gu, Seoul 150-042, KOREA
A:17f L:e E:2 O:4 H:25 31 45 48 68 73
Signal is : Very Cool Greetings to others: World Wide !!

Time : Sun Jun 29 15:16:14 1997
Name : Kim Bo-Min
Address : #104-1403 Daerim-Kyungdong @ Kayang-2dong, Kangseo-gu, Seoul 157-202, KOREA
A:17 L:e E:2 O:4 H:15 25 30 31 48 51 65 68 73 75 Signal is : Very Nice
Greetings to others : I want penpals. All Reply !!

Time : Sun Jun 29 07:30:43 1997

Name : Codson Blackwell
Address : Atlanta GA 30310, USA
Email cblackwe@bellsouth.net
A:32m L:e E: high school O: part time H: making friends from overseas
Signal is : Codson Greetings to others : want Asian females or other

Time : Sat Jun 28 15:31:21 1997
Name : Aki Kipina
Address : Kymintie 17 as 1, FI-15140 Lahti, FINLANDEmail akipina@lpt.fi
A:28m L:e fi E:3 O:4 H:13 15 20 25 30
Signal is : sekava

Time : Sat Jun 28 09:49:28 1997
Name : Ronny
Address : Texas, USA
Email ron52@flash.net
A:38m L:e E: college O: musician H: music, ski Greetings to others : Looking for European female email pals to converse with.

Time : Sat Jun 28 04:51:54 1997

Name : João Luis Bulla

Address : Rua Heleodoro Ébano Pereira 51, PORTUGAL
A:29m L: Portuguese E: university O: service engineering H: music, lecture
Signal is : I do not know, for me it's new
Greetings to others : I do friends and if possible a girl friend

Time : Sat Jun 28 01:50:06 1997
Name : Aleksander Grosz
Address : Steinmetzstr. 67, DE-10783 Berlin, GERMANY Email agrosz@berlin.snafu.de
A:22m L:e g Polish E:3 O:4 H:18 19 24 26 27 30 51 52
Signal is : Great !
Greetings to others : I'm interested in exchanging e-mail with people interested in world politics, cyber culture, literature or other exciting topics.

Time : Sat Jun 28 01:25:15 1997
Name : Brandi
Address : missing ? USA
Email missing
A:18f L: English E: 2nd year college O: full time passenger service assistant H: reading, writing and sending email
Signal is : It is a great idea.. ppl can meet who would otherwise never know of one another.
Greetings to others : Hello, I hope to make somefriends here

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What is a Friend

Lilian Faulkner - UK

Someone you can feel at easy with,
to tell your innermost thoughts,
knowing your friend will treat them as you would,
their bearing their soul to you.

Someone you'll never meet.
Yet you feel you have always known.
Perhaps in another time and place.

Someone who brings peace and calm serenity
with simple true simplicity
into a world where bitterness and hatred thrive.

As friends, may we know the good
and beautiful people, who are drawn together
in some strange unknown way.
This is how I see you, as "A Friend"
May God Bless and keep you well
and Happy Always.
This poem written by late Mrs Lilian Faulkner was originally issued in the Signal magazine issue 62 in 1985.


The above and below drawings were printed in Signal 25 in 1969, reprinted from the Swiss Undergroung magazine Hotcha. Does anyone know what ever happened to all those Underground Press Syndicate (UPS) "alternative press" publications of the 60's and 70's like Berkeley Barb, Distant Drummer, East Village Other, L.A. Free Press, Other Scenes etc. ? Info welcomed for this column as the Signal used to be an associate member.

Raimo Kaarna, the publisher

I drove a 125cc Vespa at that time,
now an old Opel Kadett
signal@sci.fi

Subject: Underground Press Syndicate
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 11:20:45 -0700
From: mikalm@ix.netcom.com

To: signal@sci.fi
Dear Raimo,

Thanks for providing the Web with an excellent networking service!

In response to your question about what happened to the UPS: a lot of the old member periodicals got reproduced and indexed on microfilm. I remember scanning many of those great old papers at the University of California's Microforms Library, which has a complete collection at the Los Angeles campus (my alma mater!). Try checking with Finnish microform libraries or services for its availability.

These days, it seems like the role of the underground press has been adopted by not only the Web, but by the 'zine scene. Have you ever heard of FACTSHEET FIVE? It's a massive, quarterly review of micro-press publications from all over the world that's a good starting point for exploring the "Xerox samizdat" world.

Hope this information helped you! Keep up the good work !


Thanks for info MIKALM;

Yes, I know Factsheet Five, even swapped ad space or introductions with the publisher Mike Gunderloy (he sold the zine to someone about 5-10 years ago, a bit earlier I bought his mailing lists of ezines on a 5-1/4" computer floppy). Back in the 60's the UPS papers had to send free subscriptions to each other and I got some 500-1.000 of these tabloids etc in a few years. Destroyed most when getting married and moved to a small apartment with my wife back in 1966.

I just saw a tv program about Robert Crumb and his world famous underground comics, they were issued in several UPS papers... Crumb was born in 1943 like me, and quite interesting a personality indeed !

Another unforgetable UPS paper was The Other Scenes published by John Wilcox. The circulation - or print order - used to be from 20.000 to over 50.000 and I still have one issue... It was the 32 page two color tabloid on heavy weight white thick paper. BUT 28 PAGES WERE EMPTY, John suggested that everyone writes his/her own articles, poems, news and does the illustrations, drawings, photos etc. The printing expenses and mailing costs of that Other Scenes issue must have been far over US$ 5.000,00 already in the 60's !!!

Raimo Kaarna | SIGNAL