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].

By 2011, a number of her zines were cataloged into Barnard College Library (New York) and Artexte Information Centre of Canada. She was a tour-guide and had zines selected by the jury in Mobilivre-Bookmovile[[9]].

Her artwork has been in online zines more recently with Shabby Dollhouse Summer Edition-June 2013 & Fall Edition-Sept. 2013 & Winter Edition December 2013 [10], Drunken Boat Issue #17 Summer 2013 [11].