A shamelessly self-promoting column
by Chris Auman, Skeleton Crew Member
I love fall
Yeah, I’m a sucker for autumnal weather. When the leaves start falling and the temperatures start dropping and the Bears start losing (sigh), you know summer is over. October started off with a couple of 80+ degrizzle days though. I was not happy about that, but we’re back to seasonal coolness here in Chicago, so that’s cool.
Speaking of cool things, there are two new interviews up on the Reglar Wiglar site. Chicago punk rock crazies Lollygagger just released their new video album, Lollygagger Family Fun Variety Hour and subjected themselves to the interview treatment. Also, you may remember me heaping praise on the bloody fine comics series Head Lopper last month. I reached out to head lopper and creator Andrew Maclean and he answered a few of my burning questions. You can read that interview here.
On the front burner
I published a new lit zine in the form of a short thriller, called Old Joe. This is a story I wrote for a creative writing class at DePaul University in 1989 and it was published in Reglar Wiglar #9 in 1997. I know what you’re asking yourself internally, why is he messing around with such ancient shit as that? That’s a legit question, but it helps me practice making zines. And I think my tendency to repackage stuff stems back to my misspent youth reading Mad Magazine. Notoriously cheap publisher Bill Gaines would rerun content dozens of times in the form of paperback books and super specials. Why not emulate the greats? Check out RoosterCow Press if you want to order a copy.
Meet BeeBop & LuBop
Here are my two latest comics characters starring in a strip based on real life events.
On the back burner
Next up on the publication schedule is Used Records #1 wherein Mike Dixon and I will review a smattering of used records culled from various book and record stores. Not sure if this will be out before the end of the year, but you never know. Actually, sometimes you do know and I think I can say with a reasonable amount of confidence that is will be the first publication of 2020.
On the stereo
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