In 1982 Larry Livermore, ex-greaser, post-hippie, burnt out and disillusioned by the Bay Area punk scene, journeyed north into an off the map, off the grid mountain wilderness that lay at the heart of California’s Emerald Triangle in search of something real.
Things got way more real than he d bargained for, as he ended up confronting blizzards, droughts, floods, fires, marauding bears, skunks, rattlesnakes, and a posse of ornery pot growers, all while launching a magazine, a solar-powered punk rock band, and the DIY record label that introduced the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Screeching Weasel.
As he learned valuable lessons in self-sufficiency, taking responsibility, and how to avoid (for the most part but not always) getting punched in the face by irate hippies, Larry also found his place and made his home in the far-flung, disjointed and eccentric community he encountered in the anarchic realm that begins where Highway 101’s tattered tarmac dissolves into the dust of Spy Rock Road.
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Don Giovanni Records (November 26, 2013)
In twenty heavy chapters, this book chronicles Anselmi’s experiences growing up as a straight edge, BMX-riding metalhead in Rock Springs, Wyoming, a place with one of the highest per capita suicide rates in the United States. His grandpa was a well-known businessman and politician in the area, and was featured in a 1977 60 Minutes episode for his alleged connections to organized crime. This is only the beginning of Anselmi’s heavy saga, and it interweaves all of the social and personal history one might expect from a story like this—including Black Sabbath, Pantera, and Metallica logo tattoos, explorations in LSD, metal, and BMX culture, self-loathing and sobriety, and—finally—a very unique perspective on what it means to live in a heavy fucking world.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book (January 26, 2016)
Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever by Tom Neely & Friends
Two men. Two myths. One legend.
The greatest love story ever told has finally been released in graphic novel form, featuring 20 short stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” and sometimes their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Glenn deals with issues with his mother while Henry, “a loud guy with a good work ethic,” shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands. These are two men who truly suffer best together.
The book collects four serialized comics, adds 100 never-before published pages, including new stories, pin up art, and full color covers from the original series.
Series: Henry & Glenn
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing (August 1, 2014)
As You Were #1: House Shows (Zine)
The first issue’s theme is House Shows with 72 pages of brand new comics created just for this book from Andra Passen, Andy Warner, Anthony Sorge, Ashley Rowe Palafox, Ben Snakepit, Bill Pinkel, Brad Dwyer, Brian Connolly, Emilja Frances, Josh PM Frees, Kim Funk, Liz Prince, Liz Suburbia, Mel, Mitch Clem, Nation of Amanda, Ramsey Everydaypants, Rick V, plus gorgeous cover art by Steve Larder.
The perfect addition to any punkhouse bathroom!
This is a signed copy of Spiral Bound: A Short Collection by Dessa.
Release Date: January 1, 2009
Publisher: Doomtree Press