Nearly two years in the making, our fanzine is finally finished. This ain’t no joke and we ain’t trollin’, you can now purchase honest-to-God exclusive Colony Drop content in pulped-tree form.
We’re printing it via the print-on-demand website MagCloud, which means that thanks to the power of Japanese technology (perhaps you underestimated it?), your copy is printed after you order it, and they’ll ship it right to your parent’s basement. That means we didn’t have to worry about figuring out how many to print and putting up a bunch of money ahead of time. Sure, it’s not quite as fun, but damned if it isn’t a whole lot easier.
The print quality is quite nice, the pages are glossy and there’s a full color (pink) cover! All of the articles included are exclusive to the ‘zine, these aren’t posts that have already shown up on the site.
A hate letter to a 20-year old anime-based video game, by Dave (who has at times been known as the Badass Manly Anime Reviewer).
An article about the most hated man in anime, by Matt.
An article containing more information about U.S. anime fanzines than you probably cared to know, by Dave Merrill.
A brief history of anime fandom in the U.K., by Tim Maughan.
A short novella that might result in a lawsuit from AnimEigo, by Mark.
Plus a whole bunch of (original!) art.
All of this can be yours for $10 + shipping, and MagCloud can ship just about anywhere in the world. Purchase your copy right here.
Two more things:
No, the contents of this ‘zine will only be available in print. These articles won’t be showing up on the website.
Yes, we will probably do another issue. Given that we’ve now figured out the process, it should take considerably less than two years for the next issue.