Doris is the long running perzine started by Cindy Crabb in 1991. A candid, raw and beautiful expression of Cindy’s world — as she describes it in this interview, its contents equal parts personal and political stuff — through a combination of naive-looking drawings, handwritings and cut and paste typed texts, Cindy talks from a feminist point of view about all things from music to cooking, from sexual violence to gender and queerness. In line with other contemporary riot grrrl zines, Doris is paradigmatic of those perzines reclaiming the intimate. “girly” writing from a critical and punk perspective.
Doris zine has a website where you can read years of blog writing in the vein of the printed zine. Two compilations of the zine have been published: The Encyclopedia of Doris and Doris: An Anthology of Zines + Other Stuff 1991-2001. For further information, you can read two interviews with Cindy Crabb in Broken Pencil and ZineWiki (retrieved from Punk Planet #75). [Accessed 30/3/2021]
Our collection holds two copies of Doris #22, two copies of Doris #23, one copy of Doris #29 and a copy of Support, Cindy Crabb’s zine on sexual assault. Additionally, the main collection at LCC holds a copy of the collected Doris. An anthology. Library Catalogue.