“Your zine is great! And only mildly depressing.” — Actual reader
“Very interesting. … I was bummed that in the end everyone died!” — Another actual reader
“Utterly addictive.” — David Shields, author of Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, among other works (and also an actual reader)
“Where Were You?” is a zine, published annually. Each edition consists of one year of entries from an ongoing journal dating back to 1992, when I first became interested in the intersection of mundane life and high-profile death.
The project has changed over time, and today I simply keep notes about “where I was” when I learned that someone – anyone have heard of, or find interesting, basically — has died. These notes have gradually evolved into a kind of sporadic, elliptical diary: a life in deaths.