Fast Fiction 15

Publishing history

Edited by Ed Pinsent
Published in Liverpool June 1985
24 pp (unpaginated), A5 size, 55 pence cover price


Cover: Trevs Phoenix
2: ‘Vladimir in The Medico’s Curse’ by Ed Pinsent
3-5: ‘Give Me My Life to live all over again’ by Glenn Dakin
6-7: ‘Rockin’ Ray in a Hair-Razin’ Story’ by Helen McCookeryBook
8-9: ‘Flat Fish Ruffled’ by Cally Stapleton
10-12: ’10 Scenes from the life of Vladimir’ by Ed Pinsent
13: ‘Alex’ by Phil Laskey
14: ‘Strait-Jacket’ by Phil Elliott
15-18: ‘The Little Black Dress’ by Trevs Pheonix
19-21: ‘Colour Television’ by Chloe Brookes-Kenworthy
22: ‘Vladimir Invades Prague’
23: Contents page (illo by Ed Pinsent)
Back cover by Ed Pinsent


  • Our first attempt to do colour printing (sort of); the front cover was put through a photocopier twice, the second time using a special photocopier fitted with a red cartridge. Using solids and halftones, we were thus able to print reds and pinks on top of the black artwork layer. Aligning the colours was disastrous, and many of the copies in the print run were spoils.
  • Trevs Phoenix is now Woodrow Phoenix.
  • Cally Stapelton turned out to be an alias for Chris Flewitt, producing drawings using stencils, stickers and potato-prints instead of a pen.
  • Helen McCookerybook was lead singer in Helen and The Horns, still performing today.
  • Chloe Brookes-Kenworthy was an Australian artist based in Sydney, also published in David Vodicka’s Fox Comics in Melbourne.
  • First appearances by Laskey and Phoenix.

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