R. Crumb's Dream Diary & Sketchbook Mineshaft #25 Sophie Crumb Robert Crumb
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R. Crumb's Dream Diary & Sketchbook Mineshaft #25 Sophie Crumb Robert Crumb:
"Mining the depths for unpredictable visual and literary ore!"
"Long live MINESHAFT!" -R. Crumb
"Reading Mineshaft, I am conscious of its authenticity. I imagine that in future issues there may be ads for futons and hookahs; someday there may even be an online version. In the meantime it's one of the few true print vehicles around that carries the smokey torch of the disavowed, disenfranchised, lapsed, subsumed and beat to sh*t Counter Culture." -Justin Green, author of Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
"Mineshaft is one of the best kept secrets of the magazine world. ...You'll find in its pages some of the most uncompromising artist/cartoonists and writers working today." -Andrei Codrescu, The Exquisite Corpse
"For me MINESHAFT contains a message of personal healing, a feeling of belonging to a community of artists who express their feelings about life with love, honesty, humility, and humor." -William Crook, Jr.
"What you are doing, which is so important, is using QUALITY art. Mineshaft is like a quiet little beacon of laser creativity that continues to burn with a purpose." -Mary Fleener
"That magazine is a bonafide, world-of-comics treasure; a new issue is a celebratory moment." -Tom Spurgeon, critic and writer, The Comics Reporter
"A great, great mag jam-packed with engaging verve." -Monte Beauchamp, Editor of Blab!
"I received the latest edition of Mineshaft and loved every page and had a discussion with Robert [Crumb] how the really good literature that is out there these days is very limited and how we both agreed how great Mineshaft is - It would be a crime if you stop production... We both don't understand how these terrible fanzines do OK, and people pass over Mineshaft which is one of the best mags out there... We love it, and hope that you will continue to print it... I could not put it down and read it from front to back... Thank you so much for the entertainment" -Alex Goldsmith, France
"You're singlehandedly keeping the spirit of the old Underground alive & well!" -Bill Griffith, author of the daily comic strip Zippy
Mineshaft #25!!! This Special issue has amazing front cover art & logo by SOPHIE CRUMB with front cover layout, lettering, & red overlay by R. CRUMB! Also MORE incredible stories from R. CRUMB'S DREAM DIARY (dreams include: "Dream that I was Czar Nicholas II, & dream that I fell asleep during a play," "Dream of my father on a bicycle looking for catfood," "Dream about the big library," "Dream I'm angry about houses being built in the Mer des Rochers," and "Dream of going aboard a flying saucer")! ALSO... new Crumb sketchbbok drawings, and a beautiful R. CRUMB CENTERFOLD!!! Plus Kim Deitch reviews R. Crumb's "Genesis"! "Change You Can Believe In" by Pat Moriarity! A letter from Peter Bagge on the relationship between HIV & AIDS! Back cover art & "The Procedure" by Nina Bunjevac! "Egg Whites & Nehi" by Jay Lynch! "The Devil's Chicken" by Simon Deitch! "Dark Grounds" comic by Elizabeth Koenig! Mind bending artwork by Jim Blanchard, William Crook, Jr., Sophie Crumb, Robert Volckens, and Art Spiegelman! Bruce Simon's hilarious "The Yock Stops Here"! "Miami Nice" by Carol Tyler! Ace Backwords remembers B.N. Duncan & More!!! Bonus Mineshaft Business card/bookmark printed on offset press using beautiful French Paper Company cardstock Poptone Banana Split Yellow included! First printing. 52 pages. 1,100 copies printed in April, 2010. Uncirculated copy in mint condition!
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