Nope!

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Nope!Issue 11 1971Cover art by Jay Lynch
Nope!
Issue 11 1971
Cover art by Jay Lynch

Nope! was a fanzine by Jay Kinney.

Jay Kinney wrote in issue 5 that his fanzine was, "A personal letter substitute and esoteric fanzine". It was a dittoed publication, printed on Dave and Steve Herring's ditto machine at the same time that they were all publishing Odd fanzine. Approximately 100 copies of each issue were printed.

The first and second issues of Nope! were published in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Issues #3-9 came out during 1968 and 1969. Issue 10 came out in 1970, and #11 from 1971 - about a year late, according to the editor's note in that issue. The last issue, #12, came out in 1973.

Contributors of art work included editor Jay Kinney, plus John D. Berry (Gasworks), R. Crumb (as 'Robert Crumb'), Dave Herring, Jay Lynch, Trina Robbins, William Rotsler, Art Spiegelman, and others.

Also included were articles, such as "Fabulous Fannish Museum" by Arnie Katz (Fanstuff) and rich brown, and a review of a Jimi Hendrix concert.

In retrospect Nope! is frequently referred to as a "counterculture" zine, since it featured several of the most prominent underground artists of that era whose reputations would continue to grow in the coming decades.

At the same time, Jay Kinney was also connected to science fiction fandom as a member of the 'Brooklyn Insurgents', and has contributed artwork to many science fiction fanzines up to the present day.

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