DIGITAL Archives

2005-2020

Like the print archive, this archive is by no means complete. It simply contains a smattering of interviews, articles, and reviews published in the digital version of the Reglar Wiglar.

NOTE: All interviews/reviews conducted/written by me, Chris Auman, unless otherwise noted.

Jump to interviews with Bands, Comics/Graphic Novel Artists, Writers & Zinemakers.

Reviews of Comics/Graphic Novels, Zines/Books, Music.

BAND INTERVIEWS

Rebecca Sueng interviewed Nashville, Tennessee's garage rock band Bad Cop then whipped up this tasty article for the citizens to enjoy.

Blasted Diplomats and Chris Auman walk into a Bucktown bar. That's the setup to this interview with Chicago's records store clerk supergroup.

I discussed the sweaty music scene in Charm City, of which Dope Body is a proud memeber of.

Tom Hauser, mastermind behind local band Kaspar Hauser, sat down with me for some Persian cuisine and to talk about Cleveland, among many other topics.

T. Bux interviews old friend and fellow Virginian John Campbell of the might metal band Lamb of God.

Gag me with a spoon, Lollygagger may be the funniest heavy band in the Chicago music scene right now and that's no joke!

I focused in on this edgy Chicago rock quartet and bounced a few questions of Radar Eyes.

Reading Rainbow is not just a literary meteorological phenomenon, it's a great band duo too as I found out.

I was sure the Summer Girlfriends were a group of imaginary band from Canada, but boy, was I wrong. They're a Chicago band!

When I heard the the call of Voice of Addiction I just had to answer. Here is my interview with Ian from this great Chicago punk rock band.

COMICS ARTISTS/
GRAPHIC NOVELISTS

Derf Backderf talks about his graphic novel about his famous-for-the-wrong-reasons high school friend, Jeffrey Dahmer.

Box Brown created graphic novels about pop culture pioneers like Andy Kaufman and Andrew the Giant and was gracious enough to talk to me about his process.

Jeffrey Brown makes killers robots downright adorable. I found out a bit about his influences that are not Star Wars.

Indie-comics-hero-turned-kids-comics-hero, Jef Czekaj, explains just how in the hell you pronounce his name (spoiler alert: it's check-eye).

I became aware of Simon Gane's work when we used to trade zines accross the pond way back in the day. I was finall able to track him down and interogate him.

Andrew Maclean sure knows how to lop a head off a gnarly troll-looking dude. Or, I should say, he knows how to draw a dude who knows hot to lop a head of a... you get the idea.

One of the masterminds behind the cult hit Henry and Glenn Forever comics, Tom Neely got plenty of love for other projects too.

Ed Piskor likes delving into the histroy of things like hacking and hip hop then doing creating graphic novels out of what he find.

Mimi Pond has been sending ripples and making waves in comics for about five decades now. I asked her about her recent autobiographical work.

The king of King-Cat Comics, John Porcellino talked about his long-running comic King-Cat, of course.

Jesse Reklaw and I go way back in the underground zine/comic publishing world and I finally got to ask him a bit about his backstory.

For a truly bizarre experience, check out Hans Rickheit comics. They'll make you feel a little weird in a really great way. I learned a little more about why that is.

WRITERS & ZINE MAKERS

Author and awesome slide lap steel guitar player, Zach Boddicker withstands a few questions about his latest novel.

Nick Sondy interviews sci-fi writer, English professor, and total Dickhead (Phillip K. Dick], and former bandmate David Gill.

Jake Austin has been publishing his Roctober zine for decades, I found out why.

Author Caseen Gaines dug deep into one of the most bananas Saturday morning TV shows ever, Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

REVIEWS: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Henry & Glen Forever by the Igloo Tornado Collective

Henry & Glen Forever & Ever by Various Artists

Henry & Glen Forever & Ever: The Ridiculous Edition by Various Artists

Incredible Change-Bots Part 2 by Jeffrey Brown

Cyclical by Shia LaBeouf

King-Cat #72 by John Porcellino

King-Cat #73 by John Porcellino

The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino

From Lonesome Mountain by John Porcellino

The Customer is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond

Everything Dies #7 by Box Brown

Boy's Club by Matt Furie

Chicago: A Comix Memoir by Glenn Head

Mooncop by Tom Gauld

Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

The Customer is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland by Harvey Pekar & Joseph Remnant

Prison Pit #4 by Johnny Ryan

God is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell with Shannon Wheeler

Apocrypha Now by Mark Russell with Shannon Wheeler

A Matter of Life by Jeffrey Brown

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

Trashed by Derf Backderf

Newave!: The Underground Minicomix of the 1980s edited by Michael Dowers

Taint the Meat, It's the Humanity by Jack Davis & Al Feldstein

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 1 edited by Michael Dowers

WIZZYWIG by Ed Piskor

Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge

Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman

Couch Tag by Jesse Reklaw

Snake Pit Gets Old by Ben Snakepit

Woody Guthrie & the Dust Bowl Ballads by Nick Hayes

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WRITERS & ZINE/BOOK REVIEWS

MAD Magazine #505 by the Usual Gang of Idiots

Cometbus #54: In China with Green Day by Aaron Cometbus

Devastator #4 by Various

East Village Inky #48 by Ayun Halliday

The Comics Journal #301 Publisher Gary Groth

Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America by Andy Singer

The Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino

Lou Reed by Anthony DeCurtis

Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow by Richard Gray

The Essential Carl Mahogany by Zach Boddicker

Under the Radar: Notes from the Underground Mushroom Trade by Olivier Matthon

Roctober #48-#50 Edited/Published by Jake Austen

Three Books on Dungeons & Dragons by Various

Three Zines About Riding Trains by Various

Three Zines About Food & Drink by Various

Two Zines from the Scene History Series by Various

Three Zines by Al Burian

Two Zines by Katie Haegele

MUSIC REVIEWS

Separation Sunday by the Hold Steady

Disturbing the Air by AZITA 

A Bunch of Record Reviews by Mike Dixon

The Sons by Kaspar Hauser 

Mother of Curses by D. Rider 

Halfway Home by Angel Olsen

Year by Azita

Threace by CAVE

You're Nothing by Iceage

Chronology by Robyn Hitchcock 

Ripley Pine by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper 

It's Up to Emma by Scout Niblett

Savage Young Dü Hüsker Dü box set

The Lost Art of Empathy by Voice of Addiction

Brat Curse self titled

Even in the Tremor by Lady Lamb

A Whole Bunch More Record Reviews by Chris Auman   

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