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.
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,
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.
Everett from Mineshaft sent Meathaus over the latest issue and a note that says:
Hope like the new Mineshaft.
Best wishes to you and Meathaus.
Yes! Thanks for this exciting comics, drawing, writing and Crumb’s dreams magazine. You’ve got Christoph Mueller doing a comic about growing up obsessing over Crumb then meeting him and corresponding with him, some Mary Fleener, Jay Lynch, Bill Griffith, and more in Issue 30. William Crook Jr. draws some city and landscapes. We took so long to get this post up you can already get your eyeballs over to the Mineshaft website and pre-order issue #31, coming right up! See previous issue of Mineshaft sent to Meathaus here.
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.
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.
Dig these shots of the latest Mineshaft issue, #27 which as usual features drawings and dream journals from R. Crumb, and a revolving cast of artists such as Nina Bunjevac who created the cover and an interior comic, and Christoph Mueller (contributor to Meathaus S.O.S.). Thanks to publishers Everett and Gioia for pumping out these fantastic zines of comics and art interest.
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.
Mineshaft Magazine is an off-set printed little comics zine with contributors that span generations of comics scenes including big names from the “underground” like R. Crumb, Kim Deitch, Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson. The first few issues were put together with rubber cement in some kind of combination of log cabins and chicken coops, but they’ve now got their production methods down and serious fans looking forward to each issue. Older issues are getting sold out. It would be cool to see PDF versions on the website of sold out issues and more art, but there is enough stuff there to whet your art desire. Checkitout and buy issues here.