Milk bar

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Milk bar (1999) was a comic, zine and literary review zine edited by Amber Carvan and Richard Vogt and published in North Fitzroy, Victoria.

Carvan has described Milk bar variously as: "an intelligent and professional journal that would treat the Australian zine scene as a movement and discuss it critically" and "an Australian journal that focuses on the efforts of those involved in small press".

Only two issues of Milk bar were published, Carvan has described the reason for this in part due to criticism by some who perceived Milk bar as an 'attempt to mainstream zines' and who saw the critical review of zines as 'too confronting'.

Contact: P.O. Box 1255, North Fitzroy, Victoria 3068 AUSTRALIA;


  • Milk bar/racing car (November 1999)


  • Amber Carvan, 'Monopoly millionaires', in Anna Poletti, 'A people's history of Australian zines', in Ivor Indyk (ed.) Heat 11, New Series (Artarmon, NSW: Giramondo Publishing Company, 2006).

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