It would be great to see a cover of Acker-zine after all these years:
Here's what Bernie Bubnis has to say:
I do have a copy of the proposed cover for the Acker-Zine sent to Ackerman for his approval.
I wish I had a copy of this zine but time has swallowed any copy I might have kept.
I just decided to produce a zine called The Acker-Zine
( everyone reading FM probably started to mash words together--just like Forry--and I thought the name was perfect for a zine ABOUT Ackerman ).
I had NO idea of it's contents, JUST the idea for the name.
Holy cow ! So I sent him a sketch of the "cover" and next thing you know a box filled with old sf fanzines
( with FJA mentions in them ) arrives at my little house on Long Island.
NOW... I HAVE to put this zine together !
Forry BELIEVED in everyone and he was/is a GIANT.
I reprinted some of the fanzine articles I thought would represent him well.
I did a few drawings and typed my fingers off.
The result was mentioned in an early issue of Famous Monsters and I received about 30 orders.
The remainder of the 80-90 copies I ran off on my AB Dick Duplicator ( sometimes referred to as "Ditto machine") were purchased by BIG HEARTED and SUPPORTIVE Mr. Ackerman.
That is sort of a long story told in a shortened version.
It really is not a "movie" zine and it's content's connection to "movies" is only FJA's connection to FM.
I will try to find a very old and dusty copy of the proposed cover for The Acker-Zine and send it your way.