Archive for March, 2011
Joshua Shame here.
Back in 08, I think it was, I met John Marr at the Alternative Press Expo and was turned on to his zine Murder Can Be Fun.
What can I say, the dude has a knack for finding, curating and journalizing the off-beat and the bizarre. What’s more is he’s nice. I’m talking waiting in a slow line in front of me to get Dan Clowes’s autograph “yep, soooo, some weather we’re having” nice. And I was the nice weather guy. He indulged all my questions. Nice guy. Nice glasses, too.
I thought it was so cool that he’s been doing MCBF longer than the internet has made it easy to research and I love that. I had forgotten how fun it was as a kid to be at the library for hours researching things like the mafia, digging through card catalogues and the like.
Felt like I learned more that way and it was tangible, you know? So reading his zines I could really appreciate the labor that went into them.
Enjoy it! Or I’ll kill you and it will be fun…and Shameful!
Remember the zine HeartattaCk?
Sure you do, it’s the zine in which Kent McClard told us about how he MURDERED a spider in his shower.
Anywho, it’s also the zine that a 17yr old Joshua Shame and some friends sent their first zine into for review.
It was called God And Texas after something Hank Hill said on TV once.
Due to technical difficulties, or skill (you decide! oh wait you can’t! it’s out of print!) G&T got the best review of any zine ever.
You can find it in issue 17, along with every other lesser review ever printed within the pages of HeartattaCk here: