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Mike Gunderloy of Factsheet Five
Mike Gunderloy of Factsheet Five

Mike Gunderloy founded Factsheet Five in 1982 and is generally credited as the person most responsible for the zine explosion that followed in the next 15 years. Today on his personal website, he calls Factsheet Five "the stupidest time-saving idea I ever had," somewhat in jest. Under Gunderloy's control, it grew from a two-page photocopied sheet to a regularly published zine packed full of reviews each issue. At first it reviewed everything under the sun, but soon F5 became focused on zines and the small press. With this transformation and development, Factsheet Five became the first major review zine.

Cari Goldberg Janice joined F5 in the late '80s and became co-editor, Gunderloy and Goldberg Janice published the zine together. In 1988 Gunderloy's book How to Publish a Fanzine was published by Loompanics Unlimited, the next year he followed it with a 54 page zine entitled Why Publish? During this time period Gunderloy became a spokesperson for the zine community. He was interviewed about zines constantly and authored a number of articles about the small press...

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