Frisky Business (individual multimedia zine)

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Title: Frisky Business
Publisher: Almost Foolproof Press & Rox-Off Press
Editor(s): Ann Teitelbaum and Dar F
Date(s): 1986-1987
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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flyer featuring Kenneth Hutchinson, art by Ruth Kurz, was also featured in Hanky Panky

Frisky Business is a slash multimedia anthology. It ceased publication after 8 issues due to a lack of submissions and was replaced by Confidential Investigations, an all Simon & Simon zine.

The goals of Frisky Business, according to the publisher, was to prove that a multi-issue fanzine could be published every few months and to demonstrate that there "is just as much quality slash fan fiction as there is straight fiction."


For other Frisky zines, see Frisky Business.

Issue 1

Frisky Business 1 was published in June 1986 and is 46 pages long. Front cover by Ruth Kurz, interior art by Ruth, Kathy and Al L.

cover of issue #1, Ruth Kurz
  • The Best Birthday Ever by Jatona P. Walker (Starsky and Hutch) (4 pages)
  • The Second Step in Always the Hardest by Robbie (Hardcastle and McCormick) (5 pages)
  • Lessons by Ruth Ann (Simon & Simon) (3 pages)
  • One Step At A Time by Robbie (Hardcastle and McCormick) (2 pages)
  • Silent Knight by Cookie
  • Male Behaviour After Making Love, Cosmo Magazine
  • Now This Is A Fine State of Affairs by Robbie (Magnum PI) (2 pages)
  • Ride 'Em Cowboy by Robbie (Simon & Simon) (2 pages)
  • Cat by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Professionals) (poem)
  • Whispers From The Shadows by Lee (Miami Vice) (Crockett/Tubs) (9 pages)
  • This Could Be The Start of Something Big by Robbie (Riptide) (5 pages)
  • Hot Cross Buns by Robbie (Starsky and Hutch) [1] (3 pages)
  • Genesis by Kathy (Simon & Simon) (7 pages)

Issue 2

Frisky Business 2 was published in August 1986 and is 58 pages long. Art: Cover by Ruth Kurz, interior art by Ruth and Kathy.

cover of issue #2, Ruth Kurz
  • Homecoming by Betsy (Starsky and Hutch) (5 pages)
  • The Colour Green by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Professionals) (4 pages)
  • Did You Hear the One About the Two Irishmen? by Lewis (Hardcastle and McCormick) (15 pages)
  • First Attempt by Ann (Simon & Simon) (1 page)
  • Dan, Oh! by Cookie (Hawaii 50)
  • Value For Money by Lee (Miami Vice) (5 pages)
  • Our Love by Carol (Simon & Simon)
  • This Is The Start of Something Big by Robbie (Riptide) (13 pages)
  • Love's Proclamation by Kathy (Simon & Simon) (6 pages)
  • Mixed Doubles by Darlene (2 pages)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3, Ruth Kurz

Frisky Business 3 was published in October 1986 and is 58 pages long. Front cover by Ruth Kurz, interior art by Ruth. Centerfold by Cecilia Smith.

  • A Canterbury Halloween by Jatona P. Walker (Starsky and Hutch Professionals crossover) (8 pages)
  • Me Without You by Miranda C. Jones (Starsky and Hutch) (3 pages)
  • Beggar's Night by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Professionals) (3 pages)
  • Could This Be Pumpkin Pie? by Robbie (Hardcastle and McCormick) (1 page)
  • A Step in the Right Direction by Robbie (Their faltering romance finally gets on the right track) (Hardcastle and McCormick) (6 pages)
  • Hi, Ho, Pumpkin, Away! by Shannon (Hardcastle and McCormick) (3 pages)
  • I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore by Lewis (Hardcastle and McCormick) (9 pages)
  • Neighbor by Betsy (Simon and Simon) (6 pages)
  • Trick or Treat (Rick finds out the chilling reason AJ hates Halloween) (Simon and Simon) (5 pages)
  • Just Thoughts by Carol (Simon and Simon)
  • Evidence of Love by Lee (Miami Vice) (Crockett/Tubbs) (7 pages)
  • Games Brothers Play by Darlene (Simon and Simon) (3 pages)
  • Terror in the Dark (Simon and Simon) (2 pages)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4, Kathy and Darlene

Frisky Business 4 was published in December 1986 aand contains 60 pages. Art Credits: Kathy and Darlene: cover.

  • Sometimes More by Debra Hicks (Professionals) (2 pages)
  • Tis the Season by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Professionals) (5 pages)
  • Simon Says: Take a Giant Step Forward by Robbie (Simon and Simon/Hardcastle and McCormick) (13 pages)
  • Rhinestones Are A Guy's Best Friend by Robbie (Simon/Simon) (When AJ asked Rick for a ring for Christmas, he wasn’t thinking about THAT kind of ring) (8 pages)
  • Bare Essentials by Lee (Miami Vice) (4 pages)
  • The Morning After by Darlene (Simon/Simon) (AJ teaches Rick that turnabout is fair play) (4 pages)
  • All In the Family by Robbie and Sue-Anne (Riptide) (14 pages)
  • The Eternal Triangle by Lee (Miami Vice) (3 pages)
  • Rape by Kathy (Simon/Simon) (4 pages)

Issue 5

Frisky Business 5 was published in February 1987 and is 58 pages long. Art Credits: Front cover: Darlene, Liz, and Ruth.

front cover of issue #5
  • "Baby, You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Jatona P. Walker (Starsky and Hutch) (7 pages)
  • A Heart On by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Professionals) (4 pages)
  • Sometimes Dreams Come True by Robbie (Hardcastle and McCormick) (2 pages)
  • Neighbor, Part II by Betsy (Simon and Simon) (13 pages)
  • Calm After the Storm by Lee (Miami Vice) (2 pages)
  • A Blast From the Past by Robbie (Riptide) (11 pages)
  • Other World by Lee (Miami Vice) (2 pages)
  • Remembrance by Edee (Simon and Simon) (4 pages)
  • Why? by Lee (Miami Vice)
  • Less Than A Man by Lee (Miami Vice)
  • What's In A Gnome? by Robbie (Simon and Simon)
  • The Way It Ought To Be by Remo (Miami Vice) (1 page)
  • Special Con Report: 4-Play and Beyond

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Frisky Business 6 was published April 1, 1987 and is 62 pages long.

The introduction mentions that it marks the end of the first year of FB and that the zine was going to switch to a quarterly schedule. The editor comments: When I began FB back in June 1986, my purpose was to prove (1) a fiction zine could be published on a regular basis of less than a year, and (2) that "/" fans could "come out of the closet" and demonstrate there is as much quality slash fiction as there is straight."

  • The Three Amigos (S/S) by Darlene (4)
  • Teacher's Pet (H/Mc) by Robbie (9)
  • Desert Cold (AS/J) - Debra (15)
  • The Easter Bodie (B/D) by Sue-Anne (20)
  • A Contemporary Concern (S/S) by Ann (24)
  • Nothing Lasts Forever (Master) by Ann, Too (30)
  • Pets on Parade (S/S, H/Mc, H/J, S/H, B/D, RT) by Robbie (32)
  • Be True To Your School (RT) by Ann (38)
  • The Never Too Late Affair (MUNCLE) by Debra (41)
  • Cauldron's Disguise (Miami "Mice"--yes, this is a parody with anthropomorphic mice) by Betsy (44)
  • Small Steps (B/D) by Debra (49)
  • Interlude (Miami Vice, Crockett/Tubbs) by Lee (51)
  • Questions and Answers (S/S) by Edee (53)

Issue 7

cover of issue #7, Ruth Kurz

Frisky Business 7 was published in 1987 and contains 55 pages.

  • Sugar is Sweet by Lily (Professionals)
  • The Purging of CI5 by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Professionals)
  • Trust Me, Judge by Robbie (Hardcastle and McCormick)
  • Two Out of Four by Debra (A-Team)
  • Necessary Adjustment by Lee (Miami Vice)
  • Parallel Circuits by Robbie (Simon & Simon/Riptide)
  • Janery's Key by Betsy (Simon & Simon)
  • Time Enough by Lee (Miami Vice)
  • Other Answers by Edee (Simon & Simon)
cover of issue #8, Ruth Kurz

Issue 8

Frisky Business 8 was published in 1987 and is 58 pages long. It has a cover of Starsky and Hutch by Ruth Kurz.

The editors announced that due to a lack of submissions this would be the last issue and that the publisher would be switching to an all Simon & Simon zine Confidential Investigations.

  • "Names and Places" by Debra (Starsky and Hutch)
  • other content: Simon and Simon (4), Equalizer, Miami Vice, UNCLE, Simon and Simon/Riptide
  • Undercover, and Hating It by Ann (Simon and Simon)
  • Sorcerer's Apprentice by Miranda C Jones (Equalizer)
  • Barely Acceptable by Kathy (Simon and Simon)
  • Not Such Bad Company by Betsy (Simon and Simon)
  • John by Lee (Miami Vice)
  • Eye of the Beholder by Betsy (Simon and Simon)
  • Two Hawks Dancing by Debra (Man from Uncle)
  • Could This Be The Start of Something BIG? by Robbie (Simon and Simon/Riptide)


  1. ^ possibly Simon and Simon instead