Since early 2009 The F-Bomb has been a compilation zine based out of Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A., edited by Tina Armstrong.
The F-Bomb is a half-sized (digest) with a full-color cardstock cover. Content varies from lists, letters, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, collages, comics, and more. As of October 1st, 2011 it is solely a cut and paste zine.
The F-Bomb has had a few non-themed issues, but for the most part they have a theme to every issue. Previous themes have included Storytelling, Music (with a full CD of local artists from the Tacoma area included) Macabre, Sex, Holidays, Gender, and Food. The Secrets issue is due out in November of 2011.
Because there is always an open call for submissions, The F-Bomb's biggest draw is diversity. Diversity in contributors and diversity in submissions. Under a theme, you can really see how many perspectives are being shown per issue.
Tina Armstrong (Editor/Contributor), Eric Armstrong, Fawn Armstrong, Karley Bayer (The Filth Zine), Ben Blackburn, John Callaghan, Captain Rock of the Future Shock, Elle Dedoglou (Bomb Shelter), Kalan Freidhoff, Gyrobifastigium, Scott Hissem, Jelly, Jonathan King, Kulczar (Wicket & Imp comic), Keith Landrum (Every Reason), Vikki Law (Resistance Behind Bars), Luckey Lady, Julie Luke, Simon Mackie (Temple APA), D.F. Magee, Cherie Marie, Sofie Mikhaylova, MC and Jen Miller (Buttersword), Arlene Miller, Robin Mimna (Jane's Zine), Tucker Nelson, Persephone Pomegranate (Reclusive Obscenities), Holli Porreca, Deirdree Prudence (Gag Me With A...), Rachel Pybon, Colin Sannes, Christy Stewart, Todd Tippin, Kelley Towne, Tony Venturini, Kirsty Win, and Scotty Wheeler.
In 2011 The F-Bomb was named best zine in Tacoma by Tacoma's alternative weekly newspaper, The Weekly Volcano. Bitch Magazine named The F-Bomb one of the best three zines at the Portland Zine Symposium.
Tina Armstrong is also one of the co-editors of Sorrow Pants.