"Elvis Presley: Showbiz Spy", by Paul Gulacy.

RockStaros has to know about this? Right?


For those of you who cannot get to SPX in September, here’s your chance to get our new fall titles! And you support Spit And A Half Distro, which is really, the best.


Hey all,

Things have been insane around the homestead, both professional and personal troubles and overwhelms, and consequently the distro updates have fallen way behind.  That should be changing though in the coming week or so.  I hope to have everything updated before I leave for tour September 11.  Meanwhile, I just got in a giant stack of new Koyama titles.  Please do my girlfriend a favor and order a couple so I can move the boxes out of our hallway!

Thanks!  More soon.  John P.

ADDED 8/25/14:

Micahel DeFORGE:
 Lose #6 - $8
Renee FRENCH: Baby Bjornstrand - $20

Patrick KYLE: Distance Mover - $20

John MARTZ: A Cat Named Tom and Other Stories - $20



Beard Maze. #BacktheNats #JDub

Beard Maze. #BacktheNats #JDub

Damn strait.

Damn strait.





Rom the space knight is my homie.


Rom the space knight is my homie.


happy milestone 85th birthday to the great marie severin



quick update: had to cancel the appearance at locust moon on aug 29. sorry to anyone who was planning to attend! i’m a little burnt out but will return with more vampire posts and things shortly. thxxxx, -ks



For people who like dogs on Tuesdays.

Raises hand.


For people who like dogs on Tuesdays.

Raises hand.


I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.