Ultra Violet Q-Tips
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.
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.
Issue #5 of UVQT was reviewed in R. Seth Friedman's Factsheet Five (#61, May 1997).
Mitsuko Brooks continued to create zines under various other titles: Granny's Attic, Aviano, Italy, 1996; I Wish You Believe in Yourself More , Aviano, Italy, (1999); Why Am I So Scared, New York, NY, 2000; Ripe Tomato, Brooklyn, NY, 2000; Cut Up Diary, Brooklyn, NY, 2000; and Taijin Kyoufu, New York, NY, 2001.
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.