Pink Mince

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Pink Mince is a queer zine published in London, UK every couple of months or so by Dan Rhatigan. Its aim is "to delight, titillate, amuse, provoke, and inspire." That is to say: it features jokes and blokes, possibly with a point behind it all.

The content is mostly gay stuff, but it is a lot less straightforward than that. The standard tagline is that Pink Mince is "for the confirmed bachelor of exceptional taste", but it is also described as "a journal of contemporary typeface design illustrated with pictures of dudes". Each issue contains a number of features related to a specific theme, and the content is typically a mixture of writing, photography, and illustration (often scans of illustration from vintage books and magazines).

A number of features that were eventually cut from the final versions of each issue have been published as the Pink Mini series — 8-12 page mini-zines containing a single feature.


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  1. Contradictions (Summer 2009): Lots of photos, collage illustrations, men, and a bit of Julian and Sandy, too. (A5 booklet, 28 pages plus cover)
  2. Poseable Thumbs (Fall 2009): The truth about the Poseable Thumbs, at last revealed! See what action men in action really do. (A5 booklet, 36 pages plus cover, including a full-colour centrefold)
  3. Alter Egos and Secret Identities (Late Fall 2009): A look at disguises and metaphors and fancy dress — who do we become when we wear a mask? Featuring words and pictures by or about James Bainbridge, Russell James Redwood Harris, Paul Baker, Nick Linsdell, Greg Thorpe, João Florêncio, Sara Feio, "Joe Public", Ryan Riddington, Roberto Foddai, and Lee Roberts. (A5 booklet, 44 pages plus cover.)
  4. Your Dad Was Hot (Winter 2010): A tribute to the men of yesteryear, in all their virile glory. See heroic astronauts, vigorous athletes, well-polished scholars, and even read some poems by Mark Walton and Gil Scott-Heron. (A5 booklet, 36 pages plus cover, and a bonus insert booklet showing the really naughty stuff.)
  5. The Louche, Limp-Wristed Lifestyle (Summer 2010):Different strokes for different gay folks. Featuring words and pictures by or about Sina Shamsavari, Sean Welker, Greg Thorpe, Paul Baker, James Goss, João Braz, Pablo Leon Dela Barra, Terry Vietheer, Jonathan Dredge, and Mark Walton. (A5 booklet, 48 pages plus cover.)
  6. STARKERS! (Late Summer 2010): Your chance to bask in the full naked glory of the male form. Featuring words and pictures by or about Niall Caverly, Matthew Cotsell, Simon Crawford, Andrew Ellerby, Dee Henriques, Luke Jones, male®, Chris McLeod, Emrecan Özen, Steven Pottle, Jason C Woodson, and the Athletic Model Guild. (A5 booklet, 44 pages plus cover.)
  7. "The Funny Pages" (Spring 2011) is a special giant-sized edition of Pink Mince, a loving tribute to the comics. Featuring the work of James Bainbridge, Drub, Sina Evil, Howard Hardiman, Jessie Johnson, Luke Jones, Bill Roundy, and Timothy Thornton. (317mm × 457mm newspaper, 12 pages.)
  8. "New York Fucking City" (Autumn 2011) is a heady mix of perspectives on a heady city. Featuring words and pictures by or about Krys Fox, Scooter LaForge, Leonard Fink, Norman Brannon, Peter Duce, Greg Thorpe, and Konstantinos Tsolakis. (A5 booklet, 52 pages plus cover.)
  9. "Punk Mince" (Autumn 2012) is a look at punk, poseurs, DIY, and things looking a little rough. Maybe. Featuring words and pictures by Norman Brannon, Simon Crawford, Drub, Miguel Ferrer, and Sina Sparrow. (A5 booklet, 48 pages plus cover, including a packet of rub-down lettering.)

External links

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Pink Mince reviews