Twisted Image #1


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EN Twisted Image #1



EN Activism
EN About Art, Media, and Technology
EN Cities and Places
EN Fiction and True stories
EN Music
EN Personal


EN Twisted Image was a zine edited by Ace Backwords (and later co-edited with Bruce N. Duncan and Mary Mayhem) between 1982 and 1994. The early issues of the zine (with a circulation between 5,000 and 10,000) explore different aspects of the punk rock youth culture that was increasingly making its way across the San Francisco Bay Area. They feature record reviews, interviews, visual arts, comics, and sarcastic critiques of the political discourses of the time. In 1987, Ace changed the format of the zine from a tabloid to a monthly xeroxed newsletter mostly focused on comics that he continued publishing until 1994 (with a circulation of 500 copies).




EN Tabloid (11 by 17)
EN Folded

Number of Pages

EN 16


EN English

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Place of Publication

EN Berkeley, CA


EN In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted

Table Of Contents

EN Odditorial (2)
Record Reviews (3)
Nice Guys Finish Slashed, An Evening with FEAR at the Elite Club (5)
Nixon Nostalgia Page (7)
A Vietnam Vet Speaks Out *by Bruce Duncan* (7)
Telegraph Avenue Street Punks *by Emma Clarkson* (8)
Idiots in the News (9)
Comics (9)
Observation from One Interior, Berkeley Street People as Individuals *by Bruce N. Duncan* (11)
An Open Letter from Pete Moss (12)
Howlin’ ’n’ Prowlin *by Wild Man Wolff* (13)
David Bowie: The Image Behind the Image (16)

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