The creators of Brighton fanzine Dogma on its popularity

ONE of the supporters behind an Albion fanzine has spoken of its growing popularity following the release of its first issue of the season.

Dogma was launched during the first lockdown in 2020 and was first released in November of the same year.

The subscription-based fanzine aims to tell the stories of Albion fans, rather than focusing on the mundane football noise around players, transfers and tactics.

It started as a hand-made fanzine and has grown into a “quality publication” delivered through fans’ doors every three months.

A group of friends who started a fanzine for the club they love have spoken out about its origins and growing popularity. Inset, cult hero Pascal GrossSome of the latest editions ready for release

James William, 33, the fanzine’s editor, spoke to The Argus after Dogma’s last issue in September.

He’s part of a team of about half a dozen behind the fanzine.

He said: “We believe that lived experience is underrepresented in football media. We hear endlessly about players, transfers and tactics.

“We’re about beer cans on the train, funny things that happen in the concourse, we want to discover the beauty in the ordinary sides of a football fan.

A group of friends who started a fanzine for the club they love have spoken out about its origins and growing popularity. Inset, cult hero Pascal GrossThe latest edition and its stickers are ready to be mailed

“The feedback we got was overwhelming and some were really funny.

“Someone wrote a really funny post about Dogma, this guy described us as a bunch of hipsters taking pictures of Bovril spill. I’ll get a tattoo of that I think.

“His criticism was so razor sharp, we were so proud. He understood what we were trying to do, it was perfect.”

The first issue of the fanzine was handcrafted using stencils.

A group of friends who started a fanzine for the club they love have spoken out about its origins and growing popularity. Inset, cult hero Pascal GrossThe first edition of Dogma in 2020 used stencils for its design

As its popularity has increased, the team of seven friends behind it now use more modern software to design each issue.

The latest issue features articles on the Summer Women’s EURO experience with a focus on the two games at the Amex.

It also talks about Leandro Trossard and how he “symbolized the Potter project” and its ups and downs.

A group of friends who started a fanzine for the club they love have spoken out about its origins and growing popularity. Inset, cult hero Pascal GrossEngland women celebrate their 8-0 triumph over Norway during the Euro

The fanzine, which is now being published around the world, focuses on the experiences of viewers in the stands rather than the world of non-stop football news.

The departure of Brighton boss Graham Potter to Chelsea summed it up perfectly.

Except for a mention in the editorial notes on the front page, the contents of the magazine were exactly as they would have been.

Fanzines used to be sold outside of football pitches, but James explained why their approach is different.

He said: “We don’t feel like there’s a place now to distribute a fanzine outside of a turnstile. We came up with this distribution model where you pay online and in advance and receive it in the mail every three months.

“We don’t make a penny from it, but all the money we make goes towards stickers and things like that that we put into the fanzine.

“We make a point of not trying to make money, we don’t want any financial complications or commercial pressure.”

Visit the Dogma website for more information.

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