Banana Rag

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Banana Rag is a zine by Anna Banana.

Banana Rag was first published in 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 1973, Anna Banana moved to San Francisco, California, U.S.A. and published the zine from there. With issue 29 of June 1990, Anna Banana took a break from publishing this title before returning to it in 2003, again published from British Columbia, Canada. 40 issues have been released to date.

The special focus of all issues is mail art. Topics include mail art invitations, shows, exhibitions, reviews of zines, newsletters, books and show catalogues, artists' stamps, artists' stickers, and meetings with mail artists such as Witta and Frank Jensen in Denmark, Klaus Groh, Geza Perneczky, Thomas Baumgartle in Germany, Rod Summers, Everarts and Jenny de Groot in the Netherlands, Petra Weimer and the Netmails in Germany, and a visit in Paris with Enrico Sturani.

Dale Speirs, in his review for Opuntia #248, from April 2012, writes, "...Mail art Zine with reports on Anna's globetrotting performance art, mail art events and zines, and bananas sensu stricto.

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