Ultra Violet Q-Tips

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Ultra Violet Q-Tips ran for 7 issues (the mid to late 1990s), edited and solely created by Mitsuko Brooks as an amalgam of adolescent angst and feminist ideologies.

Issue #5 of UVQT was reviewed in R. Seth Friedman's Factsheet Five[[1]] Issue #61, released in May 1997.

It began in her bedroom in Aviano, Italy using her father's 1970s typewriter. As she moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland, Philadelphia, PA and New York City, she continued this project under other titles. She continued to create zines under various other titles: Granny's Attic[2], Aviano, Italy, 1996; I Wish You Believe in Yourself More [3], Aviano, Italy, (1999); Why Am I So Scared[4], New York, NY, 2000; Ripe Tomato, Brooklyn, NY, 2000; Cut Up Diary[5], Brooklyn, NY, 2000; and Taijin Kyoufu, New York, NY, 2001.

Mitsuko Brooks collaborated with zinesters Sarah Gion, Theresa E. Molter, Marissa Falco, Ocean Capewell[[6]], Ceci Moss, and Judy Panke in Fat Free collab zine [7][8].