Archive for the ‘Sandusky Review’ Category

FOR THE MOON YOU KEEP SHOOTIN’

faked by Sunday, October 31st, 2010

You and I fall together—you and I sleep alone.

I’m putting together the latest Sandusky Review this week—”Little Mascara”—I know, it’s named after a Replacements song, how long am I going to plumb the eternal cassette depths of my college years for meaning and love, ain’t you got no new tricks in that bag, grandpa? O WE’RE GONNA DO THIS UNTIL WE’RE OUTTA JUICE, FOLX.

Anyway it’s been a great weekend with great friends and football and tofu sammiches and too much Diet Coke and maybe some 4-wheeler riding. And I’m trying to con Prof. & the Contessa into letting me crash at their place in a couple weekends which is going to be fun + legendary and smell like Fleur de Lis and we’re gonna watch a lot of football and maybe have a bonfire? I don’t know, it is literally on the bayou, things get crazy sometimes. It’s a good thing.

Everybody’s broke but we’re sweet and the weather is pretty and we have some great records and apple-cheeked babies and “How I Left the Ministry” and let’s be thankful for that. I’m already planning other artifacts and taking some new Polaroids with Silver Shade and okay yeah I drank too much Diet Coke and I’m really hyper right now but have a good night and see you l8rs, g8rz. xoxoxox

THEY CALLED HIM THE SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS

faked by Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

FROM THE DIARY OF THE FMR. GUITARIST OF BLACK DIAMOND:

I am sitting in a bar somewhere in Chicago in what they call the Loop in what is probably a touristy kind of place, which should be okay because I am kind of a tourist, and they are playing Blue Train real loud over the speakers, which I do not really mind even though I am a rock and roll type person, and I am trying really hard not to order a drink or think about ordering a drink or how good a drink would taste except I am in a bar and that is the whole purpose of a bar in the first Goddamned place.

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600 Pieces of Paper

faked by Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

This is a bag of Sandusky Reviews. More precisely, this is the pasted up masters and a stack of cardstock they’re gonna live on. After I make these artifacts I go through a pretty intense period of ambivalence—normally pride tinged with regret and embarrassment.

Things I like about this one: the AK-47 cover (each hand printed). The line I stole from my friend Lucas that opens the book and that I tried to make a little less bittersweet than it was when he wrote it. The drawing & lettering on the Gibson Explorer page.

The bad: the botched job I did on the Frankenstrat illustration. The Springsteen story. How uncomfortably personal some of it is.

Making art does not always feel good. But I am a rock and roll type person and that is just what we do.

KALASH, GLITTER

faked by Friday, October 15th, 2010

Linoprint, 2010. From Wikipedia:

The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The designation AK-47 stands for Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle, 1947 Model (Russian: Автомат Калашникова 47, tr. Avtomat Kalashnikova 47). It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova (or simply ‘AK’). Also it is known as Kalashnikov or Russian jargon Kalash.

ONE THOUSAND SILVER BULLETS HUNG ROUND THE NECKS OF A HUNDRED HEAVY METAL GIRLS

faked by Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Click to embiggen, as always.

Components of the back cover for the sixth artifact of the Sandusky Review. Speedball Speedy Carve block, silver paint with a little spit.

PEACE SELLS, AND I WAS BUYIN’

faked by Thursday, October 7th, 2010

FROM THE DIARY OF THE FMR. GUITARIST OF BLACK DIAMOND:

Once Metallica betrayed me I just went to the Camelot and started trying to look up other bands that I might like instead of them, since vowing not to listen to them anymore had opened up a real big hole in my life. For a while I tried Megadeth, on account of Dave Mustaine having been in Metallica, and it did not hurt that he was real good looking in a cruel sort of way, like a guy who was on a baseball team or something. The real problem with Megadeth was that they were kind of shitty and Mustaine had this weird high whiny voice, even though you could actually hear the bass on their records, which I tend to prefer.

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KALASH

faked by Sunday, October 3rd, 2010


Test images for the cover for the newest Sandusky Review. The cover will be linocut prints of these AK-47s. Yes, it’s a sequel. No, I won’t tell you what happens—yet, anyway. The story has already been edited by the Prof. and Sally J. Nordan and now I just have to finish the interior illustrations.

LEFT OF THE DIAL

faked by Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Join us at Light + Glass Gallery Thursday, July 29th, for Polaroids and hijinx galore.

HEY SANDUSKY REVIEW FANS

faked by Monday, June 14th, 2010

We appear to be sold out of issues 1, 2, 3, and 5 of the Sandusky Review. There are still 1,000,000 of the fourth issue. I’ll get to work at scanning the fifth one so you can download it (for free!) at the Sandusky site maintained by the legendary Ashes + H20. Plus stay tuned for news about a new show and a new SR—which will double as the catalog for the show!

SR Update.

faked by Sunday, April 25th, 2010

If you still don’t have the latest Sandusky Review, you can snag a copy at Sneaky Beans in Fondren for a mere five bucks—and you’ll get nearly a hundred pages of poetry and drawings, plus an amazing hand-screened cover. There’s also SR4 (maybe my fave), at the blowout price of $2.

If you want to order from me, here’s the availability:

SR1: sold out
SR2: 6 left
SR3: sold out
SR4: about eight million copies left (did I ever tell you about the time I accidentally ordered 175 instead of 75. Srsly, there’s like 50)
SR5: 4 left

As always, you can read them for free online at sanduskyreview.com. I’m working at having the newest issue up in PDF form soon—it’s the fastest selling one I’ve ever done.

John Doe says BUY ‘EM! SB also has some other local Jax poetry zines and great music from the likes of Furrows and Johnny Bertram.