Cover photo by Shanty Cheryl (flickr)
Listen Lady: Kayla Greet interviews Seattle-based Listen Lady. Listen Lady is a merger of three
Divers: The one and only Dani Kordani sits down with
Western Addiction: In van parked near the infamous Rainbow Bar and Grill in
Benny The Jet Rodriguez: Todd Taylor and Marty Ploy interview San Pedro’s Benny The Jet Rodriguez. Do your parents have an avocado farm? Have you ever been arrested wearing weed leaf shorts? Do cop dogs really put their paws into a cop huddle? What the fuck is a corn dog on a stick on a stick? This is punk on its best days.
Octagrape: Paul Silver gets weird with Octagrape from
Sean Carswell talks about the Dalai Lama’s Fear Of Lipstick and the horrid screeches of marmots (keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city… that ain’t legal either). (website)
Jim Ruland goes on a “European vacation” with a raucous group of expat writers and collectors of the human experience. (blog, twitter, Forest of Fortune)
Ben Snakepit gives his seal of approval to a select group of comic artists. (blog, twitter)
Cassie J. Sneider gets tanked on dumpster pear juice and method acts her way into a free breakfast. (blog, twitter)
Liz Prince’s ice cream cone of the mind melts down to lactic summer pools of melancholy. (website)
Rev. Nørb reminds the kids that while sex is a natural, zesty enterprise it’s best not to do it atop a pinball machine. (website)
Designated Dale gets nostalgic for the influences of nostalgia.
Adrian Chi learns the balance between full-bore and half-ass. Life is life. (facebook)
Art Fuentes is a horrible guinea pig grandpa.
Kiyoshi Nakazawa illustrates the triple bathroom threat. (website)
Rhythm Chicken details the difficulties and pleasures of leading a life ethically and with honesty. (facebook)
Nardwuar interviews Chuck D from Public Enemy. From Blowfly to Dee Snider, the conversation stays interesting.
And photos from the lovely and talented:
Shanty Cheryl (flickr)
Dan Monick (website, twitter)
Rachel Murray Framingheddu (website)
This issue is dedicated to Marge and Tony Taylor’s 50th wedding anniversary, August 21st, 2015!
This issue is also in memory of Chris Pepus. Thank you for everything. You will be missed.