Freddie Mercury did it. Hormone-addled adolescents do it. Grown men do it in the privacy of their own homes (and, sometimes, in dark public gatherings)—and now you, too, can take your first step toward becoming ...
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This Ain't No Picnic is the first cookbook featuring creative and delicious recipes that match the quality and presentation of a gourmet restaurant with the self-parody and humor of punk rock culture and history. A comedic art book full of social commentary, it explores and improves the favorite foods of historic punk rockers. Through exclusive interviews, Picnic treats you to the delectibles they could—and perhaps should—have been eating. How to make s'mores with a zippo, cook without a stove or oven, and 80 new recipes of Joshua Ploeg's magical food and flavor combinations like you've never dreamed of.
The Aftermath of Forever: How I Loved and Lost and Found Myself is a memoir that chronicles the romantic coming-of-age of a woman in her 20s experiencing dating in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the disappointment of a failed marriage, Natalye Childress embarks on a soul-searching journey to discover what happens when the one you thought you would be with forever breaks your heart. Using music as a vehicle to express herself, she revisits 10 men of her past and paints a portrait of their relationships through the mixtapes she has made them. Her quest for love takes the form of delving into the hedonistic world of noncommittal beaus, abusive boyfriends, and friends with benefits. She candidly dissects her love life on the page as she shares the inspiring and hopeful moments alongside the awkward and painful realizations that accompany dating in the present day, when everyone is looking for something different. These men, although they leave her life almost as quickly as they entered it, collectively help shape her future as she embarks on a quest not only to find love, but to find herself. Ultimately, she learns the age-old lesson that in order to truly be loved, she needs to first love herself.
Railroad Semantics combines personal accounts of train hopping with a slew of diverse railroad-themed articles, and pictures of rail-yard graffiti. Aaron hops to Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, California, and Wyoming, and collects newspaper clippings along the way. Subjects include railway murders, track replacement efforts, the Dunsmuir Railroad Museum, the sale of Burlington Northern, and multiple train derailments. Railroad Semantics has so much content, it's a perfect read to while away the hours while doing some traveling of your own.
In the final installment of the greatest love story ever told, about the domestic life of "Henry" and "Glenn" as well as their neighbors "Daryl" and "John," we are treated to three new short stories. (similarities to real people must mean those real people have really crazy lives. What a coincidence!) This issue includes the shocking conclusion to the story of Glenn's mother living with them (spoiler alert: zombies), Glenn and Wendy make a daring rescue from Space City after Henry gets a pep talk from Lemmy, and Henry saves Glenn from some giant lizards after his drummer quits. It’s a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time. The book also features dozens of pin up art and full color covers from the original serialized series. Will our lovers continue to frustrate, inspire, and show us the way?
By now you know the drill: Ben White draws his life everyday in 3 comic panels. This was his first book, collecting quite a few various zines. After describing dozens of various Snakepit titles I'm going to defer to the wisdom of Jimmi Payne's Punk Zine, "Taken individually, each strip resembles what a friend would say if you asked what they had done that day. Ben sifts through the minutiae of life as well as the full experience of time in a day. This is different than James Kochalka's work as there is no pretense at narrative or point. The narratives in Snakepit open up on the macro level. If Snakepit is to be read on the toilet, a mere bowel movement is enough time to live months through the protagonist's eyes. Patterns emerge and story arcs materialize and years of common actions load into a highly concentrated snapshot that wakes you up to the ongoing machinations of life beyond your present day. This has led many to label Snakepit an existential text." Introduction about doing cocaine by Aaron Cometbus.
Alive With Vigor: Surviving Your Adventurous Lifestyle contains the stories of survival from a wide spectrum of contributors on all matters of preventative health care, the hard decisions we each have to make, Do It Yourself health care, and how to deal with extracting health care from government/corporate health care systems. Alive With Vigor! has a special focus on queer, youth, and transgendered people, recognizing different health care needs. Alive With Vigor! is a how to book where you can put the advice directly to use in your life!
Bikenomics provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at the real transportation costs of families and individuals, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system. The book tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions.
In the next installment of the greatest love story ever told, Glenn's mother is still living with him and Henry, until Glenn runs away. Henry, John, and Darryl comb a dozen familiar LA institutions to reunite our lovers. After being reunited during a karaoke parody of one of Glenn's songs, Henry & Glenn get their flu shots before the tragic events of Justin Hall's (No Straight Lines) story of Henry & Glenn Go To Gaydes." In this laugh-out-loud funny adventure many jokes are offered to longtime fans of our heroes and their musical pasts. Gaydes is, of course, ruled by Freddy Mercury who takes pity on Glenn and allows him one chance but he must never look back! Can Glenn do it? Will our lovers continue to frustrate, inspire, and show us the way? Additional art by Shaky Kane, Jeremy Owen, Beth Dean, Rafer Roberts, Grant Reynolds, and Alex Chiu.
We were almost completely out of sweatshirts but just received the new Put the Fun Between Your Legs sweatshirts! They're in 14 different colors. But here's the catch: each size will be limited to 2 prints in each color. Get 'em while they're hot (and it's cold outside)!
Conquerors of the largest land empire of all time, five times the size of Alexander The Great’s, Chingiis Kahn’s Mongol hordes were an unstoppable military might. In the twelth installment of J. Gerlach’s Simple History Series, he uncovers the great economics they created from China to Europe and how they continue to influence the world today.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to leave your hometown and follow your dreams, this book is both how-to and warning. Want to be an obscure comedy band? Now you can! The Bobby Joe Ebola Songbook features easy-to-learn lyrics and chords to over 90 songs by the infamous satiric duo, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, along with hilarious illustrations from Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics and over 40 more of the best illustrators from the art world, the comic book world and beyond.
As longtime DIY artists, promoters, and organizers, Dan Abbott and Corbett Redford invite you into the bizarre world of Bobby Joe Ebola. With savage humor they dispense “helpful” rock'n'roll tips for making amazing things happen on little or no budget. From putting out your own record to organizing illegal concerts, from surviving a tour to plotting out on-stage gyrations, this miscellany is both an adventure tale and call to arms for every struggling artist.
Tragicomic band trivia, esoteric pop quizzes, history lessons, and surprises on every page will make this your new favorite bathroom reading. Brutally honest, sidesplittingly funny, and strangely educational, The Bobby Joe Ebola Songbook can help artists and dreamers become doers and makers... if they can ever put it down.
In collaboration with editor/illustrator Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics, the book also features scads of anecdotes, puzzles, essays, photographs, and other fun detritus from a stellar lineup of over 40 artists including Winston Smith, Dakota McFadzean, Jennie Cotterill, Mitch Clem, Cristy Road, Andy Warner, Keeli McCarthy, Petr Sorfa, Max Clotfelter, Jon Carling, Mike Foxall, Shielaugh Divelbiss, Richie Bucher, Ben Catmull, Eryc Why, Jason Novak and many more!
In The News
Calling for submissions for the Music Scene History Series!
Are you stoked about the history of your town? Do you find out interesting nuggets by talking to those who came before you or by scouting out details on Wikipedia? Do you want a reason to hunt out some people you respect for them to fill in the gaps?
Well, the Scene Empowerment History Series is an opportunity to do just that. Like our Simple History Series, we will publish four issues each year of the Music Scene History Series that tell the story of a particular city's music scene.
Gradually, we'll collect them into boxed sets and distribute them far and wide.
And we're believing in democracy here. We are offering an open submission policy for this series. If you want to write about the history of a music scene that you are knowledgeable about or willing to research, we'll read it, edit it, and work with you, with the goal of us publishing it.
Suggested length is 10,000-15,000 words. Get as creative as you find gratifying. Learn about your favorite places and how things developed.
Submit or ask questions to joe at microcosmpublishing daht com-Link-
Are you looking for an array of awesomeness, a medley of magnificence? Check out the superpacks and mystery packs on our website! Not only are the savings pretty classy, but it's a sweet way to discover titles without wading through the catalog.
The Revenge of The Revenge of Print!
Aren't you sick of hearing folks glibly forecasting the death of print? We are. People have been declaring the end of print in some form or other for longer than there's been zines! "Books are over." "Magazines are over." "Comix are over." "Newspapers are over." Bah! We're over things being over. Let's make things happen! So we declared 2012 to be The Revenge of The Revenge Of Print! A nice response to publishing doomsayers. "Print is alive if you want it." So the challenge is this: in 2012 Return of the Revenge of Print! Make a zine!