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Steven Ogden has left us.


My friend, longtime fan, author, fanzine publisher and comics researcher Steven Ogden died on March 1st, 2019 after a lengthy battle with leukemia and everything that goes along with its treatment.

Steve – along with his wife, Vicki – published fanzines and mini-comics through Spotted Zebra Press/New Spotted Zebra Press since the ’80s (or perhaps slightly earlier). Publications included Ouroborus, the mammoth Brad W. Foster Checklist of Published Works from the 20th Century (1972-2000), Edgar’s Journal, Metaphysical Pornographic Funnies and many others. He was also a longtime member of FAPA (The Fantasy Amateur Press Association).

Steve was so enthusiastic about mini-comics and fan publishing and was also a supporter of the Poopsheet Foundation. One of the ways he showed that support was by donating a stack of disks containing thousands of cover scans for the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database. I’ve thus far used over 2,000 of those scans to create new entries and still have disks I haven’t even touched yet.

I feel fortunate that I got to hang out with Steve and Vicki on several occasions (unlike with most folks I know through comics) and am really thankful for that. My heart breaks for Vicki, family and friends. It may be a cliche but the one consolation is that he no longer has to suffer as he as for so long.

I can’t believe you’re gone, Steve. Thank you for everything.

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10,000th entry at the Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database!

We’ve hit 10,000 individual entries in the Database!

The honors for entry #10,000 go to Steven Ogden’s reference work, The Brad W. Foster Checklist of Published Works from the 20th Century (1972-2000). That checklist, by the way, contains 2,800 entries just for Brad Foster. And he’s only one man! Or so they say. But that may give you some idea of how much work is still left to be done at the Database.

Thanks, as always, to our patrons for their support. It makes a big difference and it’s nice to know there are folks who believe in a project like this. If you’d like to help the Database get bigger and better please take a look at the Patreon page.

Here’s to the next 10,000!

–Rick

This is a massive catalog of every (or very nearly every) Brad Foster appearance in print up until January 1, 2000.

Source: Mini-Comics and Fanzine Database – Poopsheet Foundation