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Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Everett Rand of the Mineshaft Magazine publishing empire has sent Meathaus another expertly crafted comics, sketchbook, poetry and drawing zine full of stupendous creations and a typed letter reading:

“Jan 10, 2017
Hello Chris at Meathaus,
Here’s a copy of the new Mineshaft… I hope you like it!
very best wishes,
Everett
Mineshaft Headquarters”

Absolutely, Everett! This issue is full of work from storied contributors R. Crumb, Billy Childish, J.R. Helton, Bill Griffith, Peter Poplaski, Rika Deryckere, Robert Armstrong, John Porcellino, Jim Blanchard, Karl Stevens, Christoph Mueller, Noah Van Sciver, Justin Murphy, Nina Bunjevac, Frank Stack, Aaron Lange, Laure Boin, Mary Fleener, David Collier, and William Crook, Jr. See more on the Mineshaft website where you can get your own copies and many back issues.

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft

Everett wrote to Meathaus:

“Here’s the new Mineshaft! Hope you like it…
Very best wishes, Everett”

Check out that Mary Fleener cover on this bad boy. And look at that tag list below to see just some of the artists represented in this volume (I think I got most of them.) Thanks again Everett and co-publisher/co-editor Gioia Palmieri for doggedly cranking out this labor of love… This is issue #33! That’s an impressive chunk of independent publishing. Heck, Meathaus only made it to #9 (SOS, buy one here over half-off, fool! The discount more than covers the shipping cost, duh! Still a deal, you sack of sh-!) But truthfully, on this post about Mineshaft we should be pushing their wares with our refined sales techniques, not ours. Do yourself a favor and get over to the Mineshaft website to take a look at this and past issues and get yourself some prime toilet reading (it really is, nice variety, small sections, one and two-pager comics etc.) Also see past Mineshafts to Meathaus on the Mineshaft tag.

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Letter to Meathaus: Everett Rand

Everett sent Meathaus a package with the latest issue of Mineshaft and a note that says:

Hello Chris & Meathaus,
Here’s a copy of the new Mineshaft #31…
Hope you like it!
best wishes as always,
–Everett Rand
Mineshaft headquarters

Thanks again, Everett. Another super ish. Here there is more R. Crumb, Billy Childish, Art Spiegelman sketches, Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch and more moremoremore more delightful drawings and dreams. You can get an eyeful of previous Letters to Meathaus from Mineshaft here at the Mineshaft tag, and purchase your own copies of “print media’s last-surviving magazine for sophisticated moderns” at the Mineshaft website.

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft #28

Letter to Meathaus: Mineshaft #28

Mineshaft Magazine sent over a Mineshaft Magazine with a note that said “with compliments of Mineshaft Magazine” which Meathaus is very appreciative of. This latest issue is number 28, and has more drawings by R. Crumb, Christoph Mueller (who was in Meathaus S.O.S.), Billy Childish and more plus photographs by Luca Donnini (see above) and others, writing and poetry. Christoph Mueller is a remarkable artist who (as it seems to me) was heavily influenced by Crumb’s line work and rendering techniques previously, and now, at least in this issue is more obviously under the influence of Chris Ware’s work at least in the surface qualities of design, layout and character designs. You’ll find quotes from both of those artists praising him on his website as well, checkitout.