The life and times of Mavis McKenzie
The Life and Times of Mavis McKenzie (1996-) is a zine from Melbourne, VIC, Australia, in which the editor, 'Jason', pretends he is an elderly woman, Mavis McKenzie.
'Mavis McKenzie' sends ridiculous enquiries and outrageous opinion letters to celebrities, local councils, and businesses exercising her civic duty. The responses are often hilarious, showing up the inanity of many bureaucracies systems and celebrity culture, and enables 'Jason' to critique current events and to make fun of "the never-ending procession of dumb celebrities and companies" - 'Jason'.
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- Cutnpaste exhibition catalogue, page 28.
- The life and times of Mavis McKenzie, National Library of Australia, catalogue record
- Kirsty Leishman. "Being (R)evolutionary: A Consideration of the Adolescent Nature of Zines." M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 1.3 (1998). (15 November 2007) refers to the authors configuration of a new identity as part of a 'restless rejection of roles by adolescents'.