For a decade, Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been a useful tool in the creation of zines and the celebration of the ever changing zine community. In addition to two editions of Stolen Sharpie, Alex Wrekk created the now classic zine, Brainscan, in 1997, and has since produced 28 issues.
The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities.
History is not something that happens to people—it is the activity of people. In every moment, in every decision and gesture, we make our culture, our life stories, our world, whether we take responsibility for this ourselves or ascribe this power to executives, politicians, pop stars, economic systems, or deities.