Hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers. As I struggle to make the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette a going concern (a real business) and to find a niche for my little girlie magazine among 10s of thousands of other online girlie magazines, I study all kinds of online publications from The Huffington Post, Salon, Slate, The Village Voice and of course girlie magazines, men’s magazines and so-called lads’ magazines.
Recently one of the better known lads’ magazines announced it was shutting down. This post is a tribute to Zoo Magazine. All of the photos of this post are from the final shoot of Zoo Magazine. I guess all of the regular models will have to find employment somewhere else. I mean this is how these women make their money; or, at least some of their money. Of course, they probably pose for more than one publication. They are professional models; but still…
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, the City of Pittsburgh’s only magazine of commentaries, culture, movie reviews, sexy stories and topless women.
This is what Wikipedia had to say about Zoo Magazine:
Zoo was a British (and formerly an Australian and South African) lads’ magazine published weekly by Bauer Media Group in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 29 January 2004, and for a time was the UK’s only men’s weekly after the similar and rival magazine Nuts closed in April 2014.
On 17 November 2015, Zoo announced on its website that it would be suspending publication.
Zoo consisted of a mix of comedy news, sports commentary, photos of semi-naked women, jokes (of the pub joke style), an entertainments guide (covering TV, cinema, video/computer games and music), fashion/grooming and comical/rude pictures sent in by readers.
So, I’m learning my trade as an editor of an online girlie magazine by studying the successes and failures of those who have gone before me.
PS Today I sold another subscription to Naked News.
Hail to Pitt!