Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Surfers' Paradise




While I'm on the subject of stapled magazines, here are the four issues of the Sydney production, Surfers' Paradise. This was John Forbes' project. I co-edited #1 with him in 1974, he did the other three by himself in 1978, 1983 and 1986, so you could say it was an irregular publication. The first issue didn't have an address or the editors' names for that matter. The cover, by Colin Little from the Tin Sheds features beer cans floating on a green sea. The belt surrounding the cameo was based on the extra long one John used to wear. #2 was the Steve McGarrett (of Hawaii Five-O) issue featuring a photo of McGarrett on TV by Mick Forbes. #4 had on its cover an old cartoon from Punch which, John said, 'only I seem to find amusing'. The print run for these would have mostly hovered around 100 copies.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

Great to see these.