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Vanity Press Presents 'Fanboy'

Fanboy was a Zine produced mostly by David Recine between the years 1995ish and 2006ish in the Eau Claire area. Originally a project he started in High School, it slowly became an odd Eau Claire area comic scene establishment until David left the area (surprisingly not fleeing under threat from torches and pitchforks as most had predicted). Most Zines like this get lost forever, destined to disintegrate into the ether. Thanks to the wonders of the internet though, and the hard work of regular Fanboy contributor Nate Le Barron, the entire run of Fanboy has been preserved for future generations to raise an eyebrow at.

Each issue is presented as a PDF. While you can read them on your computer, we recommend printing them out and poorly stapling them together for the optimal reading experience.

Note: I have attempted to be consistent when crediting names. If a regular contributor's name changed during the run of the Zine I have listed them as their more recent name (e.g. Chris Risberg-Decker). People's whose names changed after the end of Fanboy are credited as the name they had during the run. I have tried to be complete in my credits, but I may have missed names and (due to David's irregular editing) had to guess as to the true spelling of others. If I have missed a credit, please tell me and I will make a correction. I have also tried to note major milestones - if there are others you'd like me to note, please tell me.

Fanboy Issue #0
Fanboy before it was Fanboy -- The first issue starts out for the same reason most comic zine's get their start: a comic artist getting rejected from a more reputable publication. Features Dave's World, the first variation of David Recine's primary strip.

Featuring the work of David Recine
Fanboy Issue #1
Fanboy finally gets its name.

Featuring the work of David Recine
Fanboy Issue #2
Featuring the work of David Recine
Fanboy Issue #3
Features the first non-Dave's World comic, first formal "article."

Featuring the work of David Recine
Fanboy Issue #4
A Valentine's Day Special. Features the first art attributed to someone other than David Recine, although I suspect it's really just him under a pseudonym.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Thames Jurber
Fanboy Issue #5
Featuring the work of David Recine, Teng Xiong, Nate Le Barron
Fanboy Issue #6
Featuring the work of David Recine, Nate Le Barron, Chris Risberg-Decker
Fanboy Issue #7
Special High School Election issue. Yeah, you have to remember he was distributing these at Regis High School when reading these early issues.

Featuring the work of David Recine
Fanboy Issue #8
Larger end of year issue. Dave's World is now referred to as Alpha Beta Gamma, a title it will keep for quite some time.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Nate Le Barron, Chris Risberg-Decker, Emil Hoelter, Eric Rasmussen, Ian Hertel
Fanboy Issue #9
The first infamous "Cover Editorial" debuted with this issue.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Emil Hoelter
Fanboy Issue #10
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Justin Johnson, Emil Hoelter (Credited)
Fanboy Issue #11
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker
Fanboy Issue #12
A Special Halloween 1996 Issue

Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Justin Johnson
Fanboy Issue #13
Featuring the work of David Recine, Justin Johnson, Jason Kremer, Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey
Fanboy Issue #14
Featuring the work of David Recine, Rob Mattison, Tom Ericksen, Patrick Corey, Dan Hehli, Jason Kremer, Bill Hamilton, Justin Johnson, Emil Hoelter
Fanboy Issue #15
Featuring the work of David Recine, Rob Mattison, Chuck Davis
Fanboy Issue #16
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chad Janssen, Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey, Jason Kremer
Fanboy Issue #17
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chad Janssen, Justin Johnson, Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey, Jason Kremer
Fanboy Issue #18
Featuring the work of David Recine, Justin Johnson, Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey, Jason Kremer, Emil Hoelter
Fanboy Issue #19
Featuring the work of David Recine, Erik Engealk, Zack Snyder
Fanboy Issue #20
Featuring the work of David Recine, Nate Le Barron, Emil Hoelter, Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey, Jason Kremer, Dmitry Pasman
Fanboy Issue #21
First appearance of Stickman, long term Fanboy feature.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Richard Conlin, Erik Meyer, Justin Johnson, Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey, Jason Kremer
Fanboy Issue #22
First cover editorial written by someone other than David Recine.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Michelle Lyons, Chris Risberg-Decker, Justin Johnson
Fanboy Issue #23
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Aaron Marjala, Chuck Davis, Rob Mattison, Justin Johnson, Erik Meyer, Erik Engevik, Zach/Zak/Zack Snyder (his name is spelled differently every time they write it), Dan Hehli, Patrick Corey, Jason Kremer
Fanboy Issue #24
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Art Baltazar, Erik Engevik, Zach/Zak/Zack Snyder (I guess this is how I'm crediting him now), Ben Trandem, Dave Markwell
Fanboy Issue #24 1/2
The first issue with a fraction in the number is the Fanboy Poverty Special.

Featuring the work of David Recine
Fanboy Issue #25
Featuring the work of David Recine, Ben Trandem, Chris Risberg-Decker, Laurie McCampbell, Tom Ericksen, Justin Johnson, Jason Kremer, Patrick Corey
Fanboy Issue #26
Featuring the work of David Recine, Nate Le Barron, Dwight Eich, Chris Risberg-Decker, Ben Trandem, Justin Johnson
Fanboy Issue #27
David's final high school issue. Contains poetry.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Jessi Bauer, Nate Le Barron, Rick Conling, Chris Risberg-Decker, Ben Trandem, Justin Johnson, Erik Meyer, Probably some other people whose names I couldn't make out.
Fanboy Issue #28
The post High School relaunch of Fanboy.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Ben Trandem, Erik Meyer, Rob Mattison, Topher Marohl
Fanboy Issue #29
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Ben Trandem, Erik Meyer
Fanboy Issue #30
Ben Trandem takes over running Fanboy, released under the "Pimpin Chimp Comics" label instead of Vanity Press.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Ben Trandem, Dave Markwell
Fanboy Issue #31
Featuring the work of David Recine, Ben Trandem
Fanboy Issue #32
David Recine returns to helm Fanboy and relaunches the zine.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Topher Marohl, Ben Trandem, Chuck Davis, Erik Meyer, Joe Schaefer, Brendan Shea, Cat Podulke, Trae Dorn, Caroline Voigt
Fanboy Issue #33
First issue to feature Jim Engel's Buttons

Featuring the work of David Recine, Topher Marohl, Chris Risberg-Decker, Ben Trandem, Jim Engel, H.L. Hance, Chuck Davis, Erik Meyer, Cat Podulke, Trae Dorn, Tim Seeley, Kevin Tambornino, Dale Nixon
Fanboy Issue #33 1/2
A Special Halloween Issue

Featuring the work of David Recine, Topher Marohl, Erik Meyer, Trae Dorn
Fanboy Issue #34
The beginning of the fake feud between myself (Trae Dorn) and Chris Risberg-Decker.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Erik Meyer, Trae Dorn, Art Bortels, Mike Corey, Chuck Davis, Jim Engel, Tom Ericksen, Freeman, H.L. Hance, Justin Johnson, Dale Nixon, Justin Otto, Cat Podulke, Derek Settergren, Ben Trandem, Jeremy Zeimis
Fanboy Issue #34 1/2
The Fanboy Christmas 2001 Special

Featuring the work of David Recine, Jeremy Zeimis, Bob Wall
Fanboy Issue #34 3/4
The Fanboy Valentines Day 2002 Special

Featuring the work of David Recine, Erik Meyer, Derek Settergren, Jeff McClain
Fanboy Issue #35
The fake feud between Chris Risberg-Decker and I (Trae Dorn) continues... and sort of fizzles. There are people who didn't know it was a joke, even though I illustrated Chris's article making fun of me.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Caroline Voigt, Chris Risberg-Decker, Trae Dorn, Tim Seeley, Derek Settergren, Tom Bradley, Jeff McClain, Darren Neff, Erik Meyer, Mike Corey, Ben Trandem, Jim Engel, Andy Krueger, Ingeborg Henricksen, Kort Fox, Chris Woerner, Pam Brannan, Justin Otto, Kevin Tambornino, Heather Sommer, Jeremy Zeimis, Dave Markwell, Terence Clark
Fanboy Issue #36
Featuring the work of David Recine, Jeff McClain, Ben Trandem, Derek Settergren, Jeremy Zeimis, Jim Engel, Chris Bishop, Tiffany Grant, Chris Risberg-Decker, Erik Meyer, Michelle Lyons, Nate Le Barron, Dave Markwell, Rachel Rindo, Darren Neff, Erik Meinhardt, Chuck Davis
Fanboy Issue #37
Featuring the work of David Recine, Jeff McClain, Justin Johnson, Darren Neff, Ben Trandem, Chuck Davis, Mike Andrews, Terence Clark, Chris Risberg-Decker, Kort Fox, Sean Corse, Jim Engel
Fanboy Issue #38
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Kort Fox, Ann Recine, Jim Engel, Renee Hines, Pam Brannan, Darren Neff, Rachel Rindo, Justin Otto, Arian Otto, Leonard Otto, Heidi Jackson, Jackie Fourteen, Alex Jenne, Veronica Sawyers, Margaret Crush, Maccenzee Holmen, Corrina Gandenberger, Jenny Gonzalez, Derek Settergren, Dave Carpenter, Erik Meyer, Celtic Samurai, Chris "Hastur" Allen
Fanboy Issue #39
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Angie Jackson, Dave Carpenter, Craig Sieracki, Meg E., Chester, Darren Neff, Rachel Rindo, Patrick Corey, J.M. Hunter, Jon Hames, Jim Engel, Erik Meyer, Kort Fox
Fanboy Issue #40
Featuring the work of David Recine, Kris Bishop, Chris Risberg-Decker, Erik Meyer, Nick Kaseno, Nick's friends Alex and Eric, Kort Fox, Jim Engel, Kevin Tambornino, Darren Neff, Mark Lone, Rob Mattison, John Womble, J.M. Hunter, Rachel Rindo
Fanboy Issue #41
Featuring the work of David Recine, Abbey Rindo, Heidi Jackson, Jen (last name withheld), Sean Deardorrf, L. Edgar Otto, Kort Fox, Justin Otto, Sarah Chovan, Patrick Corey, Darren Neff, Erik Meyer, Jon Hames, Rachel Rindo, J.M. Hunter, Anonymous, Jim Engel, Dale Nixon, Chris Risberg-Decker, Lacey Risberg-Decker
Fanboy Issue #42
Featuring the work of David Recine, Kort Fox, Darren Neff, Rachel Rindo, Sarah Edwards, Erik Meyer, Derek Settergren, Ian Betsinger, Jim Engel
Fanboy Issue #43
Contains a collection of The Towny strips, a sequel to Recine's Alpha Beta Gamma which had appeared in the UWEC student news media.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Jim Engel, Justin Otto, Patrick Corey, Darren Neff, Nate Le Barron, Kort Fox, Erik Meyer, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #44
Featuring the work of David Recine, Noah Krause, Jeremy Larsen, Luke Blanton, Shane Carey, Jim Engel, Darren Neff, Chris Duffy, Dave Roman, Brian Crawford, Erik Meyer, Chester Gustavson, Patrick Corey, Justin Otto, Liz Hudson, Monty Rohde, Anne Sykes, Chris Woerner, Ian Betsinger, Carolyn Grissmeyer, Tanner Servoss, Jade Gagnon, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #45
Recine's Alpha Beta Gamma/The Towny is renamed Murky Waters. That's four titles in ten years for those counting.

Featuring the work of David Recine, "Great Scott," Erik Meyer, Ian Betsinger, Carolyn Grissmeyer, Jim Engel, Darren Neff, Monty Rohde, Louis Recine, Ann Recine, Ali Burt, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #46
Featuring the work of David Recine, Chris Risberg-Decker, Lacey Risberg-Decker, Kort Fox, Jim Engel, Shane Carey, Ali Burt, Monty Rohde, Jared, Erik Meyer, Rachel Rindo, Abbey Rindo, Christina Burns, Harry Hertel
Fanboy Issue #47
Featuring the work of David Recine, Ben Hinz, Darren Neff, Chris Risberg-Decker, Bianca, Mark Lone, Nate Le Barron, Jim Engel, Yuey Kazemzadeh, Kort Fox, Penelope Gray, Erik Meyer, Bob Zessman, Nott A. Terrist, Ian Betsinger, Carolyn Grissmeyer, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #48
Featuring the work of David Recine, Monty Rohde, Kort Fox, Darren Neff, Chris Risberg-Decker, Erik Meyer, Lacey Risbeg-Decker, Kevin Tambornino, Mark Lone, Shane Carey, Jim Engel, Chester Gustavson, Ace Arc Flash, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #49
Featuring the work of David Recine, Kevin Tambornino, Erik Meyer, Ali Burt, Shane Carey, Mark Lone, Chester Gustavson, Jim Engel, Monty Rohde, Chip Dunham, Chris Risberg-Decker, Lacey Risberg-Decker, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #49 1/2
Featuring the work of David Recine, Arian Otto, Lacey Risberg-Decker, Natalie ?, Anne Sykes, Chris Risberg-Decker, Jim Engel, Chester Gustavson, Erik Meyer,
Fanboy Issue #50
The fiftieth issue of Fanboy. Was presented with a color cover, of which there are two variations: Variation One / Variation Two

Featuring the work of David Recine, Jim Engel, Nate Le Barron, Chris Risberg-Decker, Lacey Risberg-Decker, Ali Burt, Sean Deardorff, Erik Meyer, John Nordland, Anne Sykes, Dewgey Hauser, Monty Rohde, Jim Jeffries, Chester Gustavson, Ann Recine (as "Motorcycle Mama"), Mark Lone, Chris West
Fanboy Issue #51
Featuring the work of David Recine, Steph Gage, Sean Corse, Susan Yassin, Chester Gustavson, Erik Meyer, Ali Burt, Chris West, Jim Engel, Don Juan Cassanova-Lothartio, Monty Rohde, Anne Sykes, Jessica Hagen, Shane Carey
Fanboy Issue #51 1/2
In which Fanboy apologizes for an offensive cartoon, and for the first time actually means it.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Rachel Rindo, Monty Rohde
Fanboy Issue #52
The Cover and accompanying cover editorial are located in a separate file here for reasons surprassing understanding.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Chester Gustavson, Sean Corse, Ali Burt, Marie Wolfe, Chris West, Rachel Rindo, Trae Dorn, Shane Carey, Mark Lone, Dahnaus Grensbury, Erik Meyer, Don Juan Cassanova-Lothario, Jim Engel, Monty Rohde
Fanboy Issue #53
David announces the impending end of Fanboy.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Sean Corse, Mark Lone, Sarah Vollendorf, Jonny Union, Chris West, Erik Meyer, Ben Trandem, Trae Dorn, Chris Risberg-Decker, D.C., Laura Barth, Lacey Risberg-Decker
Fanboy Issue #54
The cover for this issue is oddly another file again this time.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Christina Burns, Tim Ericksen, Jessica Pyrek, Jessica Hagen, Bo Nelson, Shane Carey, Em Pei, Allison Anstett, Steph Gage, Erik Meyer, Chris Risberg-Decker, Lacey Risberg-Decker
Fanboy Issue #55
Featuring the work of David Recine, Rachel Rindo, Ingeborg Hendrickson, Tess Achyve, A. Endo, Mark Lone, Ben Trandem, Nate Le Barron, Rick Veitch, Al Hubbard, Erik Meyer, Tim Erickson, Cory Fuka
Fanboy Issue #56
Featuring the work of David Recine, Marjorie Barrows, James Stephens, Christina Rossetti, Tim Erickson, Ann Recine, Jim Engel, Mark Lone, Mike Hankes, Doug Volk, Erik Meyer
Fanboy Issue #57
The final issue of Fanboy, published either at the end of 2005 or the beginning of 2006. Putting an exact date on it would seem to violate the spirit of the publication.

Featuring the work of David Recine, Aaron Rigby, Eric Rasmussen, Tim Torgrimson, Tim Erickson, Kort Fox, Chris Risberg-Decker, Chris West




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