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Monday, December 17, 2018

Early Stages

Since LondonFuse’s beginnings back in 2009, Fuse staff, contributors and board members have talked about creating a zine or paper for people to read on the go. The purpose: to create local content not covered by mainstream media.

Things took a more tangible turn in 2016 when we took on the monumental task of revamping our website. In November, 2016, we were officially offline… for a few months. This gave us the perfect chance to dive into the wonderful world of print.

A legend is born…

Our contributors were excited to have a tangible paper to write for. They created comics, articles and crossword puzzles… anything and everything we needed to bring Short Fuse to life. In the beginning, we were bi-weekly. Once londonfuse.ca was back up and running, we switched to monthly, and scrapped the broadsheet format for tabloid. We also introduced the idea of themed issues, which continues to this day.

Colourization

In March of 2018, Short Fuse went full colour. Our first full-colour issue was our music edition, with a gratuitous front page of photoshopped frivolity. Colour allowed us to be more creative with our presentation and customizing each issue to get the most out of our themes. We owe a huge debt to Derek Armstrong at Blu Monster Printing for coaxing us out of greyscale.

Our switch to colour also meant that we were able to offer colour advertising, which was a huge plus for our humble pages, and for the businesses that have supported and continue to support our publication.

Click the ‘Archive’ Tab to check out our back issues.

2016

ISSUE 1 – NOVEMBER 18

ISSUE 2 – DECEMBER 3

ISSUE 3 – DECEMBER 21

2017

ISSUE 4 – JANUARY 3

ISSUE 5 – JANUARY 18

ISSUE 6 – FEBRUARY 1

 

ISSUE 7 – MARCH 1

 

ISSUE 8 – APRIL 1

 

ISSUE 9 – MAY 3

Front Page of Short Fuse Issue 9

 

ISSUE 10 – JUNE 1

 

ISSUE 11 – JULY 1

 

ISSUE 12 – AUGUST 1A picture of the front page of a black and white publication

 

ISSUE 13 – SEPTEMBER 1

 

ISSUE 14 – OCTOBER 1SHORT FUSE - OCTOBERPG 1JPG

 

ISSUE 15 – NOVEMBER 1

 

ISSUE 16 – DECEMBER 1

SHORT FUSE-DECEMBER 2017 PG 1 NEW

ISSUE 17 – JANUARY 2018

SHORT FUSE-JANUARY 2018 FIRST PAGE

 

ISSUE 18 – FEBRUARY 2018

SHORT FUSE FEBRUARY 2018 HERITAGE EDITION-PAGE 1

 

ISSUE 19 – MARCH 2018

 

ISSUE 20 – APRIL 2018

 

ISSUE 21 – MAY 2018

LONDONFUSE SHORT-FUSE-21-MAY-2018-PET-EDITION

 

ISSUE 22 – JUNE 2018

 

ISSUE 23 – JULY 2018

SHORT FUSE JULY 2018 LondonFuse

 

ISSUE 24 – AUGUST 2018

 

ISSUE 25 – SEPTEMBER 2018

SHORT FUSE SEPTEMBER 2018 - Pg 1

 

ISSUE 26 – OCTOBER 2018

 

ISSUE 27 – NOVEMBER 2018

ISSUE 29 – DECEMBER 2018