13-May-2016Xerography Debt reviews Koogmo #2
Googled my zine and came across an old review of Koogmo #2 from fours years ago. It was written up in Xerography Debt #32 by one of my zinester friends, Ken Bausert, who is a fine writer and prolific zine publisher in his own right (see: the Ken Bausert Chronicles).
I remember receiving a note […]
At last….a year in the making (and not much to show for it!) — Koogmo #8 is upon you! Much apologies for the long delay (I’m almost tempted to call it a hiatus). Real life grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and kicked the shit outta me in the sordid back alleys of […]
03-Aug-2014Broken Pencil reviews Koogmo #6
The fine folks at Broken Pencil have reviewed Koogmo #6. (Thanks, Joshua!)
“Contributors include prisoners in Utah, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Texas, plus one excellent article by a woman not in prison (identified only by her Twitter handle: @lolotehe) on the misery of working only one day at a 7-11.
“The inmates’ contributions range from intense to […]
21-Jun-2014Finally getting around to responding to six month’s worth of correspondence and submissions. Apologies for the delay.
14-Feb-2014Maximum Rocknroll reviews Koogmo #7
Getting a mention in the venerable punk zine, Maximum Rocknroll, is about as punk as I get these days. Hardcore, bitches! Check it out:
And while you’re at it, order a copy of their mag. I love their columns and letters to the editor written by and about crazed, drunken maniacs living the punk rock […]
14-Dec-2013Vikon Joe reviews Koogmo #7
Another thumb’s down vote for the new format of my zine. This one from my buddy Joe (“the old record guy”) at Vikon Village. Found this note left by him at my store today. He’s been a regular reader of my zine since I opened up shop last January.
Sorry, Joe! I’m planning to stick […]
13-Dec-2013Xerography Debt reviews Koogmo #5
“Koogmo readers are a smart, wise-ass bunch with wry commentary on American consumerist culture.”
Indeed they are! Also, many of my readers are doing hard time in the big house.
As usual….more criticism of the low-tech stapled-in-the-lefthand-corner format. Calling it a “cheater zine.” The nerve! Sorry, folks, but I’m keeping it that way. It’s just easier […]
Beginning with this issue, I’ll be experimenting with a smaller, tri-fold format, mostly written with a manual typewriter and mostly cut ‘n pasted, literally, with glue stick and scissors. Easier for mailing to my regular subscribers, many of whom are doing time in the big house. Also trying to get away from that generic “created […]
In this issue:
* Prison poetry by Brandon Green, Coyote Sheff, Vernon Maulsby, and Randy Jakobetz
* A day in the life of a 7-Eleven employee by mira.eighteen (aka @lolotehe)
* More flea market stories! Never one to shy away from controversy, I have compiled further dispatches from the front lines at Vikon Village.
* Random stuff pounded […]
06-Aug-2013Maximum Rocknroll reviews Koogmo #5
Another fine write-up (this one for Koogmo #5) in the latest issue of Maximum Rocknroll #364:
19-May-2013What reviewers are saying about Koogmo
“[T]he writing is good and the content is typically engrossing. Most issues have a wide variety of content, however this issue happens to be an exception. It starts out with some journal entries where you get a real feel for Anthony’s view of the world. His view is either unique or he just writes about […]
School’s nearly out. Time for summer vacation and running naked through crowded city streets. Koogmo #5 is upon you! Stock up on your copy now. Buy one, buy ten! Load ’em up into derelict picnic baskets and head OUTDOORS.
In this issue:
— flea market stories
— Farewell to Coco
— fiction: Reunion
— plus the usual zine reviews […]
11-Mar-2013Broken Pencil’s Cam Gordon reviews Koogmo #3
Koogmo #3 got a nice, candid write-up from Broken Pencil’s Cam Gordon:
Abelaye writes in an honest, pretense-free manner that captures a universal ennui in addition to his own thoughts, hopes and dreams. Voyeuristic in scope and scale, Koogmo is a good read for those looking for a random slice-of-life from a life that you didn’t […]
Figured I’d squeeze out another before the end of the year….I got a lotta free time.
The Cabo San Lucas issue. Found and transcribed my notes from a trip to Cabo we took last year. Finally got around to typing it all up on the computer. READ about our adventures on a pirate cruise ship! […]
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