Welcome to Booville zine

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Welcome to Booville was a digest-sized zine documenting the girls of Halloween. Written and edited by Jeff Bagato, it ran for six issues in 1997-2000. Specifically, Booville was concerned with a unique phenomenon during the Halloween holiday: the appearance of otherwise “normal” or “good” people in the disguise of “evil” witches or devils. This cultural oxymoron manifests itself in many pop culture figures: Sabrina, Caspar’s friend Wendy the Good Witch, Samantha from Bewitched…and even special edition Barbie dolls are sold in a witch costumes. Examples exist in department store sales circulars, children’s books, LPs, and in many other places. Welcome to Booville included them all.


Welcome to Booville #6–special issue “Boogirls in Cyberspace”

This new issue is in a larger standard size and includes a tipped in Halloween treat bag and special rubber stampings.


boozine_5  Issue #5

 

 

 

 

 

 


boozine_4 Issue #4

 

 

 

 

 

 


boozine_3  Issue #3

 

 

 

 

 


boozine_2  Issue #2,

with limited block print cover

 

 

 

 


boozine_1  Issue #1