thetwopagespread

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Sam Spina’s “Spinadoodles: The Fifth Year (Know Me Now)”

Spinafans rejoice! Sam Spina’s done it again in this 5th (and final?) collection of his wonderful diary comics, Spinadoodles. His finest work yet, the writing style, drawing ability, humor and sense of timing have all reached new Spinaheights. It’s a sensitivity-colliding-with-reality take on the world. In addition to all that, his design Spina-sense is impeccable. A must-read for all Spinafollowers. If you’re not, pick up a copy of Know Me Now, The 5th collection of Spinadoodles. You’ll be a fan too!

Published by Tinto Press

4″ x 6″, 176 pages. $10
Full-color cover with b&w interior 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/spinadoodles-the-fifth-year-know-me-now/#sthash.o9ArXYIN.dpuf

zencomix

zencomix:

zumzeig:

"if you are gay I am right seconds with Karate you are wrong you are he kicks him into 1914 movie.” (1967)

‘The Subversive Culture of Collage and Zines’

"The running head on these two pages of William S. Burroughs’s cut-up text “Word Authority More Habit Forming Than Heroin” reads: “if you are gay I am right seconds with Karate you are wrong you are he kicks him into 1914 movie.” The spread appeared in an exhibition, “Liberated Images,” at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. A symposium took a detailed look at “the subversive culture of collage and zines.” Yes, Iowa.

Excerpt from ‘Word Authority More Habit Forming Than Heroin’ by William S. Burroughs.

  • The text, published in Brion Gysin Let the Mice In, in 1974, originally appeared in the first issue of the San Francisco Earthquake, a little magazine, in 1967. The exhibition ran in 2005. I’m only seven years late on this, but what the hell. See all the images in the exhibition, from Dada onwards. The Burroughs text (incidental intelligence: it’s mislabeled as Gysin’s) appeared along with a pair of collages by Norman O. Mustill in a section called The Beats 1950s and 60s, which also included the cover collage of All of Ted Joans and No More.”

I have a comix zine, “The Daily Idiot”, in the Liberated Images collection/exhibition. Iowa City is one of only several cities in the world to receive the United Nations UNESCO “City Of Literature” designation. The  International Writing program and The Writers Workshop at The University of Iowa are known the world over, and have been for a long time, so, Yes, Iowa…

zencomix

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Jeff Zwirek’s “BlackStar #6”

The last issue of Jeff Zwirek’s “BlackStar” mini-comic series, “BlackStar #6″!

Jeff sez:
“I wasn’t ever sure there was going to be a BlackStar #6, but here it is. Collecting several other short comics from the last couple years, BlackStar 6 also includes an all new 11 page original short story. Also included is the fancy full color fold out comic “Capsize” which originally appeared here in Chicago in the Readers comics issue. The book is 33 pages of comics with some color spot illustrations and that fancy die cut star cover.

True Story, way back when I published BlackStar #2 I went and had 4 covers Die cut with the stars at once to save money. A Black cover which was #2, A Silver cover which was #4, A glittery Blue cover which was #5 and a Red cover, which is now #6. Which means that the red cover has been sitting in a box waiting to be published for like 7 years. Which also means that BlackStar will now be coming to an end.  Never thought it would take that long.”

5.5″ x 8.5″, 33 pages. $5
Red cardstock die-cut cover with b&w interior. Includes color spot illustrations and a fold out full-color comic insert. 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/blackstar-6/#sthash.kLLLb4Tn.dpuf