Wednesday, November 15, 2006

QECE (Question Everything Challenge Everything)

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From 1996 through 2001, I was the editor, publisher, and primary writer for QECE. Below are a sampling of the awards and reviews:

Won Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest 2000 Zine Publishing Awards. See the write-up under "Editors Pick! Best Zines," by Katie DuMont, Writer's Digest July 2001, page 38. (Please note the address for QECE listed in the article is long out of date.)

QECE #12 artwork featured in Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market 2002

The New Yorker of the slacker generation." - Jersey Beat "This zine does an excellent job. And with humor!" - Slug and Lettuce #62 QECE #9 is in the Zine Top Ten! - MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #194 "Always clever and fun." - A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press "173rd out of the top 250 zines" - Zine Guide #4 "A damn fine read!" - Ten Things Jesus Wants You to Know #21 "Damn funny. Editor Larry Nocella is serious about taking over the media." -Razorcake #1

Like when your family shows off your baby pictures or a high-school yearbook portrait, I tend to get a little shy when sharing QECE zine. Timidity dissolves into pride as I move forward through the years and watch QECE grow into a respectable and scrappy little zine, culminating with a final editorial written shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

There are parts I enjoy from each issue, but viewed as a whole is how I find them the most exciting. What began so awkwardly became, over the years, well, a little less awkward.
It’s that evolutionary image, the hunched-over chimpanzee becoming the upright human, the constant organic adjustment sometimes compelled by survival and sometimes driven by determination, that tells the real story.

I also feel pride because its a snapshot of my own personal development as a writer. I hope you too will enjoy QECE, as individual installments, but also as a whole entity viewed independent of time. Please don't laugh too much at my baby pictures, but watch out as I grow into a smart-ass teen. Keep questioning and challenging! Peace and love to you.

Below are each of the issues as FREE PDFs! Feel free to download and distribute them, but please leave them intact. Thank you!

You may want to download the QECE Issue Guide (PDF 0.1 mb) to see what interests you.

QECE #14 (7.0 mb)
QECE #13 (18.5 mb)
QECE #12 (20.6 mb)
QECE #11 (7.7 mb)
QECE #10 (12.4 mb)
QECE #9 (13.5 mb)
QECE #8 (2.0 mb)
QECE #7 (1.5 mb)
QECE #6 (1.9 mb)
QECE #5 (2.0 mb)
QECE #4 (5.5 mb)
QECE #3 (6.0 mb)
QECE #2 (3.1 mb)
QECE #1 (2.8 mb)

The 'Page Top Ramble' questions from all six years and 14 issues of QECE (0.1 mb)


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