We held our event dedicated to independent football magazines last month, and during the Q&A afterwards I was particularly taken by something Dan Sandison, editor-in-chief of Mundial magazine, said about the legacy of fanzines. Speaking about his own experiences reading them, he described Mundial as a sort of “fancyzine”, in the sense that it takes the passion, community and camaraderie of a matchday fanzine and transfers it to a perfect bound quarterly magazine.
I think that touches on a broader truth in independent magazines – technology has made it easier than ever for people to create their own print publications, so whereas indie publishing used to mean cutting, pasting and photocopying, today it can mean a much broader range of things. I wanted to hear Dan talk about that lineage in more detail, so I caught up with him and managing editor Seb White for a conversation about the origins of Mundial, its fanzine influences and what the future holds.
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