Fanzines is a book by Teal Triggs published in the UK in 2010. A U.S. edition was released by Chronicle Books in 2010.
Fanzines features 750 illustrations and covers the history of zines from their inception as science fiction fan publications of the 1930s, to comic fanzines of the 1950s and 60s, and their role in defining the 1970s punk scene, as well as the Riot Grrrl scene of the 1990s.
The book received significant criticism from current and former zine publishers because the author failed to obtain permission to reprint many of the images included in the zine, some images were credited incorrectly, and the text contained factual errors.
Teal Triggs is a fanzine collector and is Professor of Graphic Design and Co-Director of the research unit for Information Environments at the University of the Arts London.
Other publications by Triggs
- Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics From 1976 to Now
- Communicating Design: Essays in Visual Communication
- The Typographical Experiment: Radical Innovation in Contemporary Type Design
- Fanzines by Teal Triggs website - Zinesters taking action against Fanzines
- Fanzines by Teal Triggs at Thames & Hudson (publisher) website
- Why I'm Mad About the New "Fanzines" Book at the Zine World website
- Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast #3 - Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast discussing the Fanzines book and related issues