At last the above has arrived !
Well, well ! Only a few months ago I
ne'er realised that I was destined to
edit a fan-sheet. Truth to tell, I
was losing interest in stf at that
time. But Doug Webster, ably assisted
by Mike Rosenblum, successfully dragged
me back into fandom and so enthusiastic
was I on my return to the fold
that I rashly declared my intention of
adding to the FIDO mailing. So Doug
and Mike ought, methinx, to share with
me all the bouquets (if any !) and the
razzberries - not that I wish to avoid
all responsibility for my creation !
As nearly all the companion sheets
deal with fan news and discussions, I
thot mebbe the weary reader would welcome
summat requiring less mental
strain to appreciate, accordingly, the
contents of my sheet will consist of
cartoons, occasional 'straight' drawings,
illustrated verses and odd odes,
with mebbe a short editorial splurge.
Of course, if you have other ideas on
the subject (as you probably have !),
let me hear 'em and I'll see what can
be done. Anyway, send along your criticisms
- if you think the mag is okay
and shows promise, I'll carry on with
it as long as I can; if you think it
stinx to high heaven - well, that's
just too bad and I guess I'll have to
pack in and hope that my calling-up
papers arrive soon !
But assuming you're in favour
of Zenith continuing, I must ask for
- I kno my comrade editors are making the same request, but
just ignore them; support Zenith the
unique and novacious publication !
After all, even supposing I had the
necessary spare time, I doubt whether
I'd have the inspiration to turn out
two or three pages of drawings each
month. So I want drawings from you
fanartists, verses from you fanpoets
and suggestions (lots of 'em) from you
mere fans ! C'mon gang - cooperate !
Follow the good example of JMR who so
kindly mimeos and distributes this mag;
of contributor Art Williams, and of
Osmond Robb and JFBurke who made many
helpful suggestions. Incidentally, the
cover of the current FIDO was inspired
by the latter - take a bow, Johnny !
Now let's be hearing from you fans -
please. And thanx a lot in advance.
Thassall for now.