Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pen pals anyone?

John Adams is a good friend of mine who is doing time in Texas. Those of you who know my zines and/or have been following this blog know that he has contributed to a couple of them.
If you are looking for nice, long and thought provoking letters from an intelligent former zine maker, please write to him. You won't be disappointed. Here’s John’s self introduction:


Incredibly interesting Zen master who is a world class portrait artist, compelling writer and a nice guy, seeks pen pals.
Okay okay okay, maybe I'm not incredibly interesting, but I too have a story. And while I'm not exactly a Zen master, I do meditate and am absolutely a master of leisure.
I am a nice guy though. Really!
I'm also a hostage in prison, which makes me the best pen pal you'll ever find.
Share your prose, please:

John Q Adams 768543
810 FM 2821 Rd. W
TX 77349
Please send him your zines and especially your letters, but do not add anything strange (e.g. stickers or other stuff on the envelope) as everything gets censored, blocked and sent back.
Thank you

Anti-Civ Dictums

A few light years ago Sid Clark sent me this booklet. The first thing that struck me was the cover, as I immediately recognized the wonderfully weird art of recently deceased Al Blaster Ackermann. 

The zine itself, though, is equally good, at least if you are into angry rants against modern civilization and The Establishment. Sid's overall message is, 'All systems are sick. A misfit is the only way to be.'
There are many opinions inside I agree with and some I don't. For instance, Sid hates city living. As I've already mentioned elsewhere, I'm a townie at heart, and even though I see why Sid rejects urban life, I think I couldn't live but in a big city. This said, the best thing about this pamphlet is that it makes you stop and think about a lot of important things that we all too often take for granted.

28 pages, digest size, $1.00 or trade, from Sid Clark, PO Box 32, Morgantown WV 26507, USA + sidclark1953(at)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Stickerman Museum, Tokyo Annex

The Stickerman Museum, Tokyo Annex is finally up and running. All sticker art and mail art lovers please have a look here:
Of course everybody is invited to contribute.
In a few days I will send out a thank you gift to all who have already donated stickers.