I'm sure you all were wondering how I'm coping with my magazine addiction. Here's my one-year report:
I'm no longer able to get Jade Screen through my dealer, I mean comic book store, and a subscription to this UK publication is currently $60 for 4 issues. Damn that weak dollar! For a while I was getting Neo, another UK mag that combined my loves of anime and live-action Asian film, but then they just announced that it's no longer being carried ($118 for 12 issues). There was also Vengeance, which neatly combined my sweetie's and my obsessions by covering both martial-arts films and horror, but it went belly-up.
Psychotronic sadly ceased publication, but maybe it was inevitable. Most of the big-budget movies these days seem to be blown-up versions of previously despised psychotronic genres.
Meanwhile, anime just gets more and more popular, with long-running Canadian mag Protoculture Addicts starting to publish regularly rather than just whenever they feel like it, and the brand-new title Otaku USA, whose editor-in-chief is the great Patrick Macias of Japan Edge, Toykoscope, Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno, Animerica, Pulp, etc., etc. A man who loves anime, kaiju eiga, and Eurotrash cinema is one after my own heart. I never imagined in 1995 when I saw Ghost in the Shell that it'd be possible to bankrupt oneself by buying English-language anime publications.
Another new trend is art toy magazines like Hi Fructose and Super Seven, which I don't subscribe to but pick up now and then.
I did try to drop my subscription to Readymade, because it's cool and all but I don't ever make the stuff, and somehow I renewed it by accident while trying to get my sister a gift subscription. Then there's the free subscription to MacWorld that seems to keep going on and on . . .
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