In the beginning, a burning bush appeared to Mike Neff, editor and publisher
at Web Del Sol. He'd had a long day, scouring the web for poems that
were actually good, stories that strayed from the formatic middle class
boilerplate. He looked outside his window in Vriginia, and the bush
spake to him.
"Mike," the bush said.
"Yes," Mike replied.
"I have an idea," the bush said. "We need to have another
webzine, one with a mascot of a guy who looks like he's from a new wave
band, such as Gene Loves Jezebel, a guy who wears a checkerboard top
hat and looks vaguely French. This mascot will never look at youinstead,
he will only show you the top of his hat, pouting a bit, showing off
his new wave lipstick."
a few more flickers of the bush, the contracts were hammered out, the
.jpg computer image of the pouty, top hat-wearing new wave guy was found,
and another web-based literary mag was born. And Mike saw that it was
The yellow-and-orange color scheme came later, with the pagan holiday
of hallow's eve as the inspiration this time, and with the bush's approval,
the colors were adopted.
later, La Petite Zine is still going strong, keeping alive the
notion that writing can be immediate, mystical, cheeky, high-maintenance,
life-changing, and full of whimsy.
But enough of our yakkin'. Let's boogie!