Intro by Avery
In 1998, we created Scowl,
Nu? to provide a forum where Janet
and I could
vent about what was going on in our life. As
the site's popularity grew, we realised that
a number of talented writers out there who
also shared our scowly vision.
So, we installed message boards on Scowl, Nu?, hoping that it
a truly interactive forum where we could help
develop the next batch of truly scowly writers.
the message board idea just sort of fizzled
However, the idea of creating a version of
Scowl, Nu? with
writers other than
the two of us was still intriguing, and in early
1999, we started the machinations to create a
Scowl, Nu? Zine section
where we would have guest entries from
friends and colleagues who had something to
get off of their
But everything changed when we decided to
relocate back to Hartford, CT from San
Hartford, one of the most underrated cities in
the United States suffers from an image
and after the whole New England Patriots
loss, the city has become the laughing stock
of the East.
Now, ScowlZine has a new charter: to
show the rest of the world that there actually is
interesting in the Hartford area.
Don't worry, even though this zine has a
pro-Hartford vibe about it, you'll still see the
writing that you would expect from a Scowl, Nu? spawned site...
you'll get reports about
the good, the bad and the insanely stupid
things that comprise life in New England.