ZINES! ZINES! ZINES!

What happens when a life-long “Zappa Freak” decides to “Freak Out”? Huh? And what if said “Zappa Freak” was both a writer, a micro-press publisher, and had access to a state-of-the-art computer as well as desktop publishing software? And what if said “Zappa Freak” had procreated, and his son not only shared his love of all things Zappa, yet was a micro-publisher, too? I think the answers to these questions, and more, are to be found inside the following zines:

Splurge #2 — to download a free pdf copy click

here

Urban Graffiti X — to download a free pdf copy click

here

(please remember, folks, you’re linking to large .pdf files — some people don’t like clicking on something that causes them to download something).

These zines are best viewed from Adobe Reader. You can download free Mac and PC Versions

here

Happy Halloween, Everybody!

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6 Responses to “ZINES! ZINES! ZINES!”

  1. Hans says:

    Let me be the first to say: thank you! Great looking zines!

  2. Clark Gwent says:

    You lost me at “Zappa freak had procreated”…

  3. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Clark Gwent:

    You lost me at “Zappa freak had procreated”…

    It does happen…

  4. Sharleena says:

    …here!

  5. Birdman! says:

    Nice!

    Those are some pretty large ‘zines you’re packin’, fellas. It must run in the family.

    In the semiotext(e) sci-fi issue, the “Beer Mystic” author’s name is spelled “Plantenga”. I am ready to accept that “Plagenta”, either 1.) semiotext(e) misspelled it, 2.) I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, and they are two totally unrelated works by unrelated writers, or 3.) “Plagenta” is a name or a “metawriter” who wrote “Beer Mystic” in the same way that Pierre Menard is the author of Don Quixote. The last option is my favorite, and I hope to hear that it is the case here.

  6. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Birdman!:

    Nice!

    Those are some pretty large ‘zines you’re packin’, fellas. It must run in the family.

    In the semiotext(e) sci-fi issue, the “Beer Mystic” author’s name is spelled “Plantenga”. I am ready to accept that “Plagenta”, either 1.) semiotext(e) misspelled it, 2.) I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, and they are two totally unrelated works by unrelated writers, or 3.) “Plagenta” is a name or a “metawriter” who wrote “Beer Mystic” in the same way that Pierre Menard is the author of Don Quixote. The last option is my favorite, and I hope to hear that it is the case here.

    You’re absolutely right, Birdman! The correct spelling of the author’s name in question is bart plantenga (at least we got the spelling correct on the Notes on Contributor’s page — the zine had already gone to the printer before we discovered the unfortunate typo). bart is a fantastic writer. This is the second excerpt from his novel that I have published in Urban Graffiti. His fiction never ceases to amaze me, frankly. It’s really quite a same that semiotext(e) published so few copies of the novel initially. It really deserves to be reprinted by a major publisher in numbers more deserving of this writer’s obvious talent.

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