FIshspit! I just read Wiseblood #59. What a treat. I was in a restaurant cackling over my chicken sandwich while reading it. I want to have a hobo phase and walk along the train tracks, listening to you jaw stories, eating cherry pie stolen from a windowsill. "Beelzebub be Damned" was probably the one that made me laugh the most. Thanks overall for the window into your head!
After your peacock experience, I can see why you are telling me to steer clear of seagulls. You have PTSD--Peacock Traumatic Stress Disorder.
My celebrity-obsessed heart is soo impressed with your Flea story. Dude, Flea bought you a drink. You should get some kind of lapel pin for that.
Thanks for the shout-out on the back inside cover! I'm thinking of starting a new series zine for non-Shardsy stuff and reviews--Wiseblood will definitely be a recommendation as a solid, consistent, hilarious collection! More! More!
I probably have a copy of my old zine as well, I'll send you one:) It has some of my art in it, and stories and stuff...I haven't done one in several years now, but hopefully I will make the time for it soon.
I was raised by hippies and artists :) Woodcarvers and beatniks, as well! And that sounds awesome, I would love to have my work displayed in a coffee shop. I'll pick a few favs and find a way to make copies and send you some!
Hey there! I can't wait to see your zine! I sent a friend request with my address inside it...If you could send it within the next week that'd be great! The review will be in the print version & on the web...hope to receive it soon! <3
I'd love to trade! I'm writing a perzine at the moment about my personal struggle with a severe eating disorder amongst other things. that one's going to be about 40 pages, but it's still under construction. I also have a regular zine called Suburban-Nightmare which is kindof a mismash of all kinds of stuff. Coincidentally, i just released my first ever issue of that one, so i'm still a novice to this.
Let me know which one you're interested in. The perzine won't be sent out until the end of August, but i can send Suburban Nightmare issue 1 in about a week (i'm on vacation.) lemme know.
I wrote you a letter a couple days ago. Then, sure enough, before I could print it, everything froze and the thing was erased. I need to try it on paper next time, but my handwriting is deplorable. Anyway, part of the gist was Wiseblood is outrageous and I loved the mental health issue. There was this guy who was bored at this thing I was at, so I gave him that issue. He was cackling over there in no time. I, on the other hand, was stuck with an industry type who was saying things like, "Now, if I had stayed in Chicago, I would have been a really big fish in a little pond. But, I wanted an actual shot at fame, so I came to LA." Next time I will bring two issues of Wiseblood.