Queer Madness

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Zine
Title: Queer Madness
Publisher: A Pink Pansy Press Publication
Editor(s): Wilum Pugmire
Date(s): 1980s, 1980-?
Series?: yes
Medium: print
Genre: horror, weird fiction
Fandom: horror fandom, H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu Mythos
Language: English
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Queer Madness was a horror zine by Wilum Pugmire. It was published in the 1980s.

As a homage to Lovecraft's habit of dating some of his letters as the 1700s instead of the 1900s[1], the editor also dated the issues as the 1700s; for example, the first issue, released in 1980, was dated as 1780.

The zine featured art by David Billman, Allen Kowzowski, David Ludwig, Michael Roden, Maurice Squidd, and David Vosburgh.

Editor's Comments

Looking for things to scan and thus share with y'all, I found an old issue of Queer Madness (a zine I did for ye E.O.D apa) from 1980. It's a fun issue to read because it's almoft like a wee journal of things I was doing then -- it amuses me that I was then so intent on writing my first novel, a thing I have yet to accomplish. I had some remarkably good artwork in that issue -- including these two items (above and below) that were originally drawn for my chapbook tribute to Carl Jacobi. [2]

Issue 1

Illustration of Carl Jacobi's story "The Face in the Wind" by David Vosburgh. "The artwork above, illustrating the remarkably effective tale "The Face in the Wind," is by David Vosburgh -- an artist I wish I was still in contact with, as it would be wonderful to have him illustrate one of my new books."[3]

Queer Madness #1 was published in 1980. It was included in the 31st mailing of the Lovecraftian APA Esoteric Order of Dagon.

Contents

  • Deep Memory, a poem by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • other contents

Issue 2

Cover of the issue #2 by Michael Roden

Queer Madness #2 was published in October 1980 and had 12 pages. It was included in the Hallowe'en mailing of Esoteric Order of Dagon.

Contents

  • Cabbage Man, a poem by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • other contents

Reactions and Reviews

Editor and publisher FROG (WILUM PUGMIRE) was and is a very productive and original zine publisher. His publications have covered a dizzying array of topics and are always top-notch. His zines tend to be quirky to be sure (note the date above) but that just may be their greatest strength. And the quality and his passion for the subject-matter are always quite evident.

This wonderfully imaginative untitled drawing of a tiger-faced man also appeared on the back cover of THE LOOKING GLASS #15. [4]

Issue 3

Illustration of Carl Jacobi's story "Revelations in Black" by Maurice Squidd

Queer Madness #3 was published in 1981. It was included in the 33rd mailing of Esoteric Order of Dagon.

Contents

  • Article on Bela Lugosi by Gary Dorst, with illustrations by David Billman and Allen Koszowski.
  • Collage story by Michael Roden with hand drawn elements and handwritten text.
  • other contents

References

  1. ^ He was a fan of the XVIII century
  2. ^ MORE FUN WITH YE NEW SCANNER!, dated April 28, 2011
  3. ^ Editor's comment
  4. ^ From The Michael Roden Catalog, dated October 30, 2013