That scan of the cover of Going Postal! #2 doesn't do it justice at all. This is one of 50 covers made by NEOSHO (Dear Diary zine and Haphazard mail art zine). GP! editor Kris asked her how she made them:
"Speaking of the styroprint: it's real easy. I work in a huge jail by day, and each day 10,000 inmates get a stinky baloney sandwich in one of those white styrotrays. I have them save 'em for me. I cut off the bevelled edge, then draw on it with a ball point pen, roll on block printing ink and rub a print of it. At least it gets used once before hitting the landfill." [NEOSHO can be contacted at: PO Box 08262, Chicago IL 60608-0262, USA.]
There were also 50 covers made by Gianni Simone (Call & Response, orga(ni)sm and Kairan (a mail art forum). I want one of those too!
Anyway, there's some great stuff in this issue: Dale Spiers writes about the emergence of the postal age (really fascinating - in the early 1800s postage was 25 cents - about $30.00 in today's money!); rubber stamp history; an interview with Luke Sinclair from Melbourne's Sticky zine distro; a reprint of John Marr's (Murder Can Be Fun) piece about Patrick Henry Sherrill, the Oklahoman postal worker who in 1986 went on a shooting rampage killing 14 co-workers, introducing the saying 'going postal' to the English language.
There's readers' letters and more. Those discerning readers among you will write to Kris and secure your copy. One of the best things about this zine is that you need to know how to use stamps and envelopes to obtain a copy.
Send a zine trade or five bucks of your currency to: Kris & Lola, Going Postal!, Calle Obispo 4B, Plasencia 10600, Caceres, SPAIN.