Whammy Industries

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Whammy! Industries was a zine distro specializing in food-themed zines, with an emphasis on vegan cooking. Whammy! also carried craft/diy zines, fun zines and a variety of food-themed crafts made by indie artists.


The distro was started on July 1, 2003 by Stephanie Scarborough. Its original name was Pleasant Unicorn Distro. In 2004, the distro's name was changed to Fork 'n Spoon. In 2005, Fork 'n Spoon joined with Whammy! Buttons to form Whammy! Industries. Whammy's main focus was food-themed zines and crafts. Stephanie, a former commercial baker, wanted to create a place for vegans and food geeks to find a variety of food, vegan and cooking zines in one place. The original distro catalog had a mere 13 titles. In 2005, Whammy! expanded its catalog to include craft-themed zines and fun zines, but the main focus is still food. Whammy! also offered custom button, magnets and mirrors. A 2008 January 8 blog post at Whammy website said "still clearing out zines! The catalog has been taken down because we’re selling off the rest of our zines in grabbags only", so the distro probably closed in 2008.

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Whammy! Industries (website down in 2010 February)