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.
Check it out, Everett Rand of Mineshaft publishing-fame has shared with Meathaus the latest issue, #32, of this dreamy comics zine that features Christoph Mueller‘s cover and work by Mary Fleener, Bill Griffith, David Collier, Laure Boin, J.D. Wilkes, John Broadley, Frank Stack, Robert Armstrong, Jay Lynch, Karl Stevens, William Cook Jr., Fly, Pat Moriarity, Noah Van Scriver, Fiona Smyth, and Aleksandar Zograf. The friendly package included a note from Everett which reads:
“Hello Chris and Meathaus,
Here’s a copy of the new Mineshaft…
Very best wishes for 2016!
Well thank you Everett and best wishes at you as well. This zine is crammed with a sampler of drawings and stories, sometimes tastes of something larger like the selected pages of Bill Griffith’s Invisible Ink, sometimes satisfying two-pagers like Noah Van Scriver‘s Rich Dad Poor Dad. To reminisce about previous issues sent to Meathaus you can peruse the Mineshaft tag, and to get your own copy of #32 you should navigate to Mineshaft‘s website where you can find even more.
MINESHAFT sent Meathaus a package with the latest issue, #29, and a letter that reads:
“Hello Chris and Meathaus,
Hope you like the latest…
Very best wishes from all of us!
Thank you Ev and comics friends at MINESHAFT for this issue which includes another sketch and dream diaries of Robert Crumb, a Bukowski poem drawn by Pat Moriarity (above), portraits of 20th Century bluesmen by Brad Barrett, and Spain Rodriguez sketchbook pages that he sent to Mineshaft before recently passing away. The sketchbook pages were restored to be printable by Pat Moriarity. This issue and more are all available on the MINESHAFT website.
Meathaus received the latest issue of Mineshaft Magazine, #26, which features the comics and drawings shown above by Pat Moriarity, Robert Crumb, David Collier, William Cook Jr., and Meathaus S.O.S. contributor Christoph Mueller amongst others as well as a few poems, dream journals, essays and letters. It all comes as a tight little off-set printed number with two color cover and black and white interiors. Head over to the Mineshaft website to get this issue and available back issues. Check out our previous post on Mineshaft, on which Jay Lynch notes that you can pick up his cover art for a previous issue as a poster.