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learning to break rules

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) Grant Alden! We revisit “The ‘How Do You Define Alt-Country?’ Bimonthly” (tagline varying with the editor’s fancy), No Depression. For 13-plus years and over the course of 75 issues No … Continue reading

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bono: art on a pro bono basis

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) Bono! An excellent example of Charles Burns’s illustration work. Every bit as “edgey” as his creepily disturbing, neo-classic comic book artwork but completely in keeping as conceptual portraiture. One of … Continue reading

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history is written by the whiners

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) take a good close look at this. this is what sub pop originally looked like. this was back when bruce pavitt was still a student at evergreen college in olympia, washington (the “hippie hangover state … Continue reading

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talent scouts: publishers sweep cakes

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): back when i was art directing the rocket, i had a constant parade of “talent” approaching me for work. because the rocket was literally the ONLY kiosk in town to do anything fun or kool in … Continue reading

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thrashing the hard core embarrassment

the depiction of a total cultural wallop and then disavowal… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) not many punks made it into the big time art world. you can start naming the names – mike kelly (originally of destroy all monsters), … Continue reading

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tin tin: the naked hunch

Its a hybrid. An odd juxtaposition of William S. Burroughs and Tintin in X’ed ¬†Out, a comic by Charles Burns. … X’d Out is the story of Doug, a young guy with a head injury who has taken to his … Continue reading

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