Bill Rotsler Fanzines
(archive issues)
 
Kteic Magazine
 
Masque
 
The Tattooed Dragon
 
Voyage
 
Disturbing Element
 
Other Rotsler-related Fanzines

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Thanks to Robert Lichtman for providing Rylan Bachman's scans of Bill Rotsler's Kteic Magazine, Masque, The Tattooed Dragon Returns, and Voyage.

Rylan has now set up The William Rotsler Virtual Museum website at williamrotsler.com to showcase all of Bill Rotsler's work, including artwork, letters, ephemera, interviews and remembrances, along with information on Rotsler's professional work in books, magazines and films.

Issues added May 2013: The Tattooed Dragon Strikes again (1969)

 

Kteic Magazine

Kteic #117 was evidently written in 1962 but not published until it was distributed with the August 1964 FAPA mailing.

Kteic #117 (9MB)

Kteic #118 (3MB)

Kteic October 1976 (2MB)

Kteic October 1976 #2 (5.7MB)

Kteic December 1978 (7.8MB)

Kteic April 1979 (2MB)

Kteic February 1980 (2.9MB)

Kteic March 1980 (3.6MB)

Kteic May 1981 (7.7MB)

Kteic August 1981 (8MB)

Kteic December 1982 (6MB)

Kteic combined with Masque 1983 (5.3MB)
Distributed as part of the
March 1983 Lilapa mailing.

 

Masque
Original Masque
 

Masque #7, 1950

An early original issue of Bill Rotsler's Masque; volume 2 number 2, whole number 7, published in 1950.

This issue is hosted at fanac.org, and may be read there by clicking the link under the cover image

Masque #9, 1953 (5.3MB)

Another original issue of Masque; volume 2 number 4, whole number 9, published in 1953.

Masque #13, 1961 (4.4MB)

Number 13, "Volume something or other", published in 1961.

Masque #15, 1964 (9MB)

Number 14, published in 1964.

Masque #16, 1965 (13MB)

The final issue of Masque from the original series, published in 1965.

Masque combined with Kteic 1983 (5.3MB)

Distributed as part of the
March 1983 Lilapa mailing.

Transitional Masque
 

The Last Masque (9.6MB)
Reproduced with Greg
Benford's permission from
scans by Rylan Bachman.

At the time this was the last issue of Masque, put together in 1997 by Greg Benford from pages he found when helping to clean out Rotsler's house following his passing.

In 2001 and 2002 Bill Warren published further posthumous issues, which were sent to a list of fewer than fifty people. See below for many of these issues.

Posthumous Masque
 

This is the first in the series of Bill Warren's posthumously published issues, sent out in April 2001

Masque #1 (8.4MB)

This issue was sent out
in May 2001

Masque #2 (7.9MB)

This issue was sent out
in June 2001

Masque #3 (8.7MB)

This issue was sent out
in July 2001

Masque #4 (8.5MB)

This issue was sent out
in August 2001

Masque #5 (7.8MB)

This issue was sent out
in September 2001

Masque #6 (9.3MB)

This issue was sent out
in October 2001.

Masque #7 (8.8MB)

This issue was sent out
in November 2001.

Masque #8 (7.8MB)

This issue was sent out
in December 2001.

Masque #9 (7.8MB)

This issue was sent out
in January 2002.

Masque #10 (8.9MB)

This issue was sent out
in February 2002.

Masque #11 (7.1MB)

This issue was sent out
in March 2002.

Masque #12 (7.8MB)

This issue was sent out
in April 2002

Masque #13 (8MB)

This issue was sent out
in June 2002

Masque #14 (7.1MB)

 

Bill Warren's final issue,
July 2002

Masque #15 (11MB)

 

The Tattooed Dragon

The Tattooed Dragon was first published by Rotsler in 1957. This was #1 in the series.

The Tattooed Dragon (5.1MB)

The Tattooed Dragon Returns was published by Rotsler in 1958. This was #2 in the series.

The Tattooed Dragon Returns (4.4MB)

Son of the Tattooed Dragon, #3 in the series, was published by Rotsler in 1960.

Son of the Tattooed Dragon (2.5MB)

In 1962 came issue 5:

The Tattooed Dragon Meets The Beat Generation (1.6MB)

In 1964 issue 6 appeared:

The Tattooed Dragon and His
Electric Whing-A-Ding
(5MB)

1969 brought:

The Tattooed Dragon Strikes Again (2.9MB)

In 1973 the Christmas issue was:

The Curse of the Tattooed Dragon (1.82MB)

1974 saw publication of issue 9:

The Tattooed Dragon and the Idol's Eye (2MB)

1975 brought issue 10:

The Tattooed Dragon and the Queen of Mars (2.3MB)

Final issue 11, 1976

The Red-Nosed Tattooed Dragon (1.1MB)

 

Voyage

Voyage was an art folio zine which Rotsler did at least fourteen issues of from 1969 to 1982. All were printed single-sided and had the usual limited distribution.

Voyage #2(1971) (2MB)

Voyage #3 (1974) (2MB)

Voyage #7 (1982) (2.9MB)

Voyage #12 (1982) (3.5MB)

 

 

Disturbing Element

This little fanzine appeared in the 42nd FAPA mailing, Winter 1948. There was a larger (8pp) second issue in the following mailing.

Disturbing Element #1 (2.3MB)

 

Other Rotsler-related Fanzines

The Acolyte #14 (Spring 1946)
edited by Francis T. Laney & Samuel D. Russell

The Acolyte #14 (9.9MB)

Mota #8 (October 1974)
edited by Terry Hughes

Mota #8 (4MB)

Psychotic #24 (March 1968)
(Rotsler Appreciation Issue)

edited by Richard E. Geis

Psychotic #24 (11.7MB)

Telos #1 (February 1980)
(Rotsler portfolio)

edited by Teresa & Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Telos #1 (5.8MB)

Xenium 2.3 (June 1974)
(Torcon 2 issue)

edited by Mike Glicksohn

Xenium 2.3 (7MB)

Last revised: 9 May, 2013

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