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MINESHAFT #30 is Hot Off the Press! ORDER TODAY!!
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April 2014 UPDATE: MINESHAFT #30, the 15th Anniversary Issue, is Hot Off the Press with a beautiful front and back cover by R. Crumb! PLUS... "Excerpts from R. Crumb's Dream Diary" and Crumb's "Existential Comics"! ALSO... Bill Griffith travels back to Brooklyn in "ZIPPY"! New comics by Justin Green! Mary Fleener! Jay Lynch! William Crook Jr. visits Route 66! "A Draftsman's Life" by Christoph Mueller! An Excerpt from Elizabeth Koenig's graphic novel, "Dark Grounds"! Poetry by J.R. Helton! Art by David Collier! Aline K. Crumb! Aaron Lange! Plus Letters from around the world & More! COMING UP in MINESHAFT #31 next Fall: Front cover art by Jay Lynch, Excerpts from R. Crumb's Dream Diary and Crumb's "Helicopter Girl", New work by Kim Deitch, Sketchbook drawings by Art Spiegelman, artwork by Aleksandar Todorovic, William Crook Jr. reviews R. Crumb's Taschen Sketchbook Set, Bill Grifith's ZIPPY, Rika Deryckere's Tango drawings, Pat Moriarity, Christoph Mueller, & MORE! Back issues are still available! Click here for more info and to order TODAY!!!
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