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[[Image:Unicorn_1_2_copy.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Unicorn''' Issue 2 Cover by Karen Rockow]]
[[Image:Unicorn_1_2_copy.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Unicorn''' Issue 2 Cover by Karen Rockow April 1968]]
'''Unicorn''' was a small press publication by Karen Rockow.  
'''Unicorn''' was a small press publication by Karen Rockow.  

Revision as of 19:56, 10 December 2011

Unicorn Issue 2 Cover by Karen Rockow April 1968

Unicorn was a small press publication by Karen Rockow.

Subtitled "A Miscellaneous Journal", Unicorn was published in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in 1968, and 12 issues were published, the last in Summer 1976. Volume 1 consists of 4 issues, Volume 2 consists of 5 issues and Volume 3 consists of 3 issues. Unicorn dealt with folklore and fantasy, and included articles and essays, amateur fiction and poetry, book, film, and fanzine reviews, art portfolios, and letters. Tim Kirk was the Art Director and Editor. Zelda Kahan was the Poetry Editor.

Articles on Edward Lear, C.S. Lewis, George McDonald, Thomas Love Peacock, Dorothy L. Sayers, and JRR Tolkien were featured, as well as a primer on Demonology, and articles on civil liberties, and the Templars. Reviews of films included Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Yellow Submarine. Reviews of books included Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings by Lin Carter and The World of Fanzines by Fredrec Wertham.

Contributions of cover art work were by Karen Rockow (#1:1, #1:2), Al Sirois (#1:3, #3:1), Tim Kirk (#1:4, #2:1, #2:2, #2:3, #2:4), Alicia Austin (Kevas and Trillium) (#2:4) and Doug Potter (#3:3).

Illustrations were by Grant Canfield, Victoria De Larrea, Rich Latta, Eric Kimball, Tim Kirk, William Pauly, Karen Rockow, Jim Shull, Al Sirois, and Joanne Vassallo. Calligraphy was by Alpajpuri.

Contributors of articles included John Boardman, Albert Borowitz, Peter Bull, Joe R. Christopher with "The Second Branch of Walton Mabinogi" on Welsh mythology, Candace Dempsey, Bernard Dick, Robert F. Fleissner, Eve Golden, Mark Levinson, Agnes Perkins, Beryl Rowland, Pete Seeger, Greg Shaw (Entmoot, Bomp), writing on Tolkien and the counter culture, Nathan C, Starr offers "C.S. Lewis: A Personal Memoir", Kathleen Tinkel, Elizabeth Walsh, Richard C. West, and Barbara Wood.

Contributors of fiction included Stephen Nagy.

Poetry was contributed by Milly Brown, Patricia Cumming, John Ditsky, Elaine Emans, R. Daniel Evans, Jeffrey Gantz, Eve Golden, Daniel Guillory, William Harrold, Eugene McCarthy, Craig McDaniel, Gary Pacernick, Karen Roclow, Pete Seeger, Stuart Silverman, Michael Sleadd, and Joanne Vassallo.

Letters came from Cynthia Amory, John Boardman, Andrea Osbourne, Leland Sapiro (Riverside Quarterly, and Richard C. West.