Add Toner Brings Together Classic, Out Of Print Issues Of Cometbus Magazine, Including Lanky A Novella , Back To The Land An Oral History Of The Children Of Hippie Homesteaders Plus Sixty Other Interviews And Short Stories The Text Is Lovingly Handwritten, Interspersed With Bold Graphics And Illustrations Includes Never Before Published Material Add Toner Is The Follow Up To Despite Everything, The Best Of Collection From The First Two Decades Of Cometbus, Called A Classic In The Subterranean World By Time, And The Best Loved Zine Ever By The San Francisco Bay Guardian. I ve only read excerpts from the previous Cometbus anthology Despite Everything there s a generous preview on Google Books , but from what I can tell Add Toner is rather a different beast The earlier collection includes a bunch of different voices though always collated and overseen by the industrious Aaron Cometbus and employs sort of a shotgun strategy, experimenting with tons of different formats, graphic styles, and so on This volume is dominated by a few longer pieces and is comple I ve only rea
I judge books by the cover, by the feelthe initial sense of whether I might be interested or not Add Toner certainly let its cover attract me, let alone that it sat on the bookshop shelf along side the author sDIY productions that is, the Cometbus zines Zines in a bookshop On a regular shelf Not regulated to an impenetrable mass of neglected media somewhere in the back of the store Sure, there was something there, let alone that one of the cover blurbs stated a legend I judge books by the cover, by the feelthe initial sense of whether I might be interested or not Add Toner certainly let its cover attract me, let alone that it sat on the bookshop shelf along side the author sDIY productions that is, the Cometbus zines Zine
Really enjoyed this quite a bit, and not quite for the reasons I expected There s not a lot about punk music but tons about punk as an ethos, and related questions about community, including the tentative balance between rejectio
I can t help it I love Cometbus. Better than Despite Everything, to me There wasof his beautiful, funny, thought provoking writing 3 An autobiographical and group biographical of characters the author has met of 80s punk culture that reads like a fine novel.
- 368 pages
- Add Toner
- Aaron Cometbus
- 14 April 2018 Aaron Cometbus