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"Long live MINESHAFT!"   -R. Crumb

"Reading Mineshaft, I am conscious of its authenticity.  I imagine that in future issues there may be ads for futons and hookahs; someday there may even be an online version.  In the meantime it's one of the few true print vehicles around that carries the smokey torch of the disavowed, disenfranchised, lapsed, subsumed and beat to shit Counter Culture." -Justin Green, author of Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

"Mineshaft is the best magazine in America. It's the only thing I read anymore."   -Jay Lynch, founder of Bijou Funnies, author of Nard n' Pat, creator of Topps' Wacky Packages

"Recently I've spent time going back and reading old issues of MINESHAFT. Man, it holds up well over time, very high quality content, mercifully free of the usual commercial crap or pretentious arty-farty nonsense that pervades 99.9 percent of all print media. Mineshaft is anti-propaganda, anti-public relations. It is a modest little package speaking honest truths in words and pictures, thanks to you and Gioia's sharp editorial judgement."   -R. Crumb in a letter, January 1, 2014

"...a breath of fresh air from some universe next door."   -Art Spiegelman

"You're singlehandedly keeping the spirit of the old 'Underground' alive & well!"   -Bill Griffith, author of the daily comic strip Zippy

July 2014 UPDATE:   MINESHAFT #30, the 15th Anniversary Issue, is here 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 winter: Front cover art by Jay Lynch, Excerpts from R. Crumb's Dream Diary and Crumb's "Helicopter Girl", New work by Kim Deitch, Billy Childish, Sketchbook drawings by Art Spiegelman, William Crook Jr., Bill Grifith's ZIPPY, & MORE!   Back issues are still available!   Click here for more info and to order TODAY!!!

*** ALL MINESHAFT BACK ISSUES ARE STILL AVAILABLE! THESE ARE UNCIRCULATED COPIES IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. MANY OF THESE ISSUES ARE VERY RARE AND WILL SOON BE SOLD OUT! CLICK HERE TO ORDER TODAY! ***

R. Crumb Front Cover to Mineshaft #30!

MINESHAFT #30 is Hot Off the Press! ORDER TODAY!!

R. Crumb Back Cover to Mineshaft #30!

Order Now the "R. CRUMB DREAM DIARY" MINESHAFT SET! 6 Fabulous Issues!!! MINESHAFT #24, #25, #26, #27, and #29!!! PLUS "THE ALINE WORKOUT" by ALINE and ROBERT CRUMB in MINESHAFT #28!!!

Mineshaft #30 Table of Contents drawn by Christoph Mueller!

Sketchbook drawing from R. Crumb's "Existential Comics" in Mineshaft #30!



Mineshaft #28 Front Cover by Christoph Mueller!

Mineshaft #28 Back Cover by R. Crumb!

Mineshaft #15 front cover by R. Crumb!

Mineshaft #23 front cover by Jay Lynch!

One of R. Crumb's many dream logos drawn especially for Mineshaft!


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