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07 January 2017 @ 12:18 pm
The Web Planet, Issue 1  
The Web Planet (as well as being a first Doctor story) was my first venture into the world of fanzines. I was thirteen. I had a typewriter, I think inherited from my grandfather in some way, and I used that, a liberal application of tracing paper and a certain amount of recycling of other Doctor who material via a version of cut-n-paste that involved actual scissors and actual glue, to create a master copy which my mother would then photocopy at work for me and I distributed at school.

This is the cover of the first issue. You can tell by the 1 in the top corner which is doing its best to be sparkly despite the limitations of pen, ink and photocopiers.

The first issue contains an editorial, a word search, a shamelessly copied and unattributed Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett comic (bad baby purplecat!), short articles on Monsters (Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and the Master) and UNIT and a Quiz, plus a bonus pullout leaflet listing all the Doctors and companions.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/228943.html.
liadtbunny: DW 4 &Romana IIliadtbunny on January 7th, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
Aw baby fanzine:) Word searches are cool.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on January 8th, 2017 11:54 am (UTC)
I've even done the word search in the master copy - I must have come back to it at a later date and tried it out!
liadtbunny: DW War & Claraliadtbunny on January 8th, 2017 03:03 pm (UTC)
I was slightly hoping to see the word search - my dreams are dashed!
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on January 11th, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks to the wonders of the GIMP your dreams will come true!!

liadtbunny: DW 4 &Romana IIliadtbunny on January 12th, 2017 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh ta, nice and easy!:)
liadtbunny: DW One Barbara & Ian justliadtbunny on January 23rd, 2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on January 24th, 2017 10:18 am (UTC)
Mrs Darcy: Miss M by kathyhelisi on January 7th, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)
That is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. <3
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on January 8th, 2017 11:55 am (UTC)
I managed 6 issues of the thing which, in retrospect, is quite impressive for a thirteen year-old.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on January 8th, 2017 02:25 pm (UTC)