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GLarg!

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Glarg was a decidedly un-slick 'zine produced in the UK during the late 1980s. It featured hand-written articles and execrable artwork.

The 'zine seems to have focused system-independent games and scenarios.

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Source: GLarg! Editor

Glarg! was ostensibly an RPG zine but there wasn't much RPG in it, but it embraced the more generic scope of Fantasy and Sci-Fi along with comics, TV, video games and music.

There was an abundance of fairly poor cartoons most notable being Fud the muscular chappy an obvious derivative of White Dwarf's Thrud.

The content was generally messy, bizarre and childish but I think this gave it a character that set it apart from other zines of the time and it was well liked by it's small readership.

The articles were mostly done by me, Steve Hampson, under the alias of Gublin.

My brother David was also a significant contributor as well as many of my school friends who foisted articles on me which I would sometimes destroy before printing them.

GLarg! was probably best known for the solo adventures along the lines of Fighting Fantasy books, titles include Quest for the flares of Zarg; What the hell do I do with these hippy trousers?; and Gublin goes to SELWG '86.

GLarg! first appeared sometime in 1985 when I was just 14, and sauntered it's way to issue 8 (the 9th issue) about 1989. Early issues ran to 25 copies and by the last issue we were up to I think 100 copies.

Issue 4 was a crossover or team-up with Brain Damage, a fanzine by Andrew O'Hara (aka The Mad Duck) who was a close pen-pal of mine for several years.

GLarg! was reviewed on page 96 in the December 1987 issue (issue 74) of Computer & Video Games (C&VG) magazine who described it as 'the Young Ones of fanzines'.

Carnel Fanzine produced by Robert Rees (in the 90's I think) cited GLarg! as one of it's main influences.

In March 2019 I produced a best of compilation of GLarg! for release on Kickstarter.

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