V. Vale is the man behind punk rock publishing staple, RE/SEARCH, whose zine, Search & Destroy (started with a $100 loan from Allen Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti) helped push counter-culture in 1970s San Francisco and the West Coast Scene. Vale and his publishing company helped to expose different sides of writers, like William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard [...]
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with You Don’t Get There From Here, an auto-biographical zine by cartoonist Carrie Mcninch. She calls it a ‘diary comic’ and writes a three column episode for each day. It is a slice of life story and she talks a lot about her relationships with cats, friends, art and coffee. Reading [...]
Here’s something you can’t get on a Kindle: handcrafted art zines. Chicago-based Parking Block Publishing specializes in small-run, inexpensive books created by local artists, photographers, and printers.