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Mineshaft #30:  the 15th Anniversary Issue, is now available with a beautiful front and back cover by R. Crumb!   PLUS... "Excerpts from R. Crumb's Dream Diary" and Crumb's "Existential Comics": Pages from R. Crumb's Sketchbooks as Selected by Christoph Mueller! 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!   First printing. 52 pages.  1,600 copies printed in April, 2014. Cover printed on French Paper Company Poptone "Lemon Drop".   ($9.00)

Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter reviews Mineshaft #30

Rob Clough reviews Mineshaft #30 in the "Foxing Quarterly"!

Almost Normal Comics reviews Mineshaft #30!

"Letter to Meathaus: MINESHAFT!"   Meathaus reviews Mineshaft #30

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Mineshaft #29:  Featuring... More Amazing "Excerpts From R. Crumb's Dream Diary" (dreams this issue include: "Dream of Government Agents Trying to Make Me Take Pills," "Dream of two toilets," "Dream of neglected children," "Dream of huge woman in thigh-high boots," "Dream of two girls in an elevator," "Dream of running with my brother Charles," and "Hypnogogic demons") & inside back cover sketchbook art by Crumb! Poetry-Comic Back Cover, "Stone Tiger Frozen Sea" by Charles Bukowski, illustrated by Pat Moriarity and David Collier! "Moon Going Down" black & white photos of legendary Blues musicians playing in Southern California during the late 1960s and early '70's... by Brad Barrett! "The End of Films" by David Collier! Political cartoons by Mary Fleener! Comics by Christoph Mueller! Sketchbook drawings by Spain Rodriguez! Comics by Aleksandar Zograf! Comics by Aaron Lange! Art by Robert Armstrong! And More!   First printing. 40 pages.  1,000 copies printed in April, 2013.   Order Now and Save $1!   ($7.95)

"Another Vein Extracted: Mineshaft #29" Rob Clough reviews Mineshaft #29 for his comics column "High-Low"

Mineshaft #29 and #28 at the Zine festival at the Marguerite Duras Public Library in Paris, France

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Mineshaft #28:  Featuring... ROBERT & ALINE KOMINSKY CRUMB'S "The ALINE WORKOUT"!!! THE 7 PAGE MISSING ENDING FROM THE "R. CRUMB HANDBOOK"! BACK COVER ART by R. CRUMB! Charcoal drawings by BILLY CHILDISH! Front cover art & "The Mighty Millborough" by CHRISTOPH MUELLER! Italian photographer LUCA DONNINI'S black & white portraits from the back alleys of Europe! ANDREI CODRESCU! ADELLE STRIPE! J.R. HELTON! SIMON DEITCH! PETER POPLASKI! San Diego in the 1960's, photos by BRAD BARRETT! Comics by PAT MORIARITY! ALEKSANDAR ZOGRAF visits a dinosaur model factory in Italy! WILLIAM CROOK, JR.! DAVID COLLIER! Letters from around the globe and more!  First printing. 52 pages.  Cover printed on beautiful French Paper Company Dur-O-Tone "Newspaper Aged"!   1,200 copies printed in October, 2012.   Order Now and Save $1!   ($7.95)

"On Exhibit: Mineshaft #28" Rob Clough reviews Mineshaft #28 for his comics column "High-Low"

Ben Myers reviews Mineshaft #28

"Best Zines of 2012: Cometbus, Mineshaft, Prince Zine, and more"   Review by Chris Estey in Three Imaginary Girls

"How Robert Crumb Started Doing Covers For Mineshaft Magazine" from The Comics Reporter   (November 29, 2012)

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Mineshaft #27:  Featuring many new drawings by R. Crumb, Special R. Crumb centerfold sketchbook drawings printed on French paper Co. "Orange Fizz" paper! PLUS R. Crumb back cover and more amazing stories from Robert Crumb's "Dream Diary" (dreams include: "Dream of the Dog Inspection," "Dream of making out with our young secretary," "Dream of assertive girl at a party," "Dream of young beggars," "Dream of the Labyrinth," "Lots of crazy dreams as I slept off and on - Dream of being a 1920's college boy," "Dream of runaway camel," and "Dream about getting into a fight")!   Beautiful front cover art by Nina Bunjevac! Peter Poplaski!!! Jim Blanchard's "ICON SOUP"! Pat Moriarity, Christoph Mueller, Rika Deryckere, Mary Fleener, Dennis Eichhorn, Aleksandar Zograf, William Crook Jr., & More! ;  First printing. 52 pages.  Cover printed on beautiful French Paper Company "Whipcream" and R. Crumb centerfold printed on French Paper Co. "Poptone Orange Fizz"!  900 copies printed in October, 2011.   ($9.00)

The Comics Journal reviews Mineshaft #27

"What I'm Reading Now Department: Mineshaft" by John Tebeau

Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter plugs Mineshaft #27

Andrei Codrescu reviews Mineshaft #27 in The Exquisite Corpse!

"Letter to Meathaus: MINESHAFT!"   Meathaus reviews Mineshaft #27

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Mineshaft #26: Beautiful front cover by Pat Moriarity!   Back cover portrait of Wally Wood by R. Crumb!  Featuring Excerpts from R. Crumb's Amazing Dream Diary plus new drawings by Crumb (dreams include: "Dream of the Mirani," "Disgusting shit and piss dream," "Flirtation with pubescent girl in an antique store," "Dream of rotting books," "Dream about the big snake of civilization," "Dream of small submissive Asian woman," "Dream of being levitated by helium baloons," "Dream of breakdown of civilization," and "Dream I watch Allen Ginsberg performance"!   Plus Special William Crook Jr. centerfold drawings printed on French paper Co. "Poptone Spearmint" paper! New work Pat Moriarity, Nina Bunjevac, Diane di Prima, J.R. Helton, Christoph Mueller, Aleksandar Zograf, David Collier, Dennis Eichhorn, Andrei Codrescu, Jim Blanchard, Aaron Lange, Hurricane Ivan, Robert Armstrong, Letters from Peter Bagge, R. Crumb, Carol Tyler, Gary Arlington, Ace Backwords, & More!!!    First printing. 56 pages.  Cover printed on beautiful French Paper Company "Madero Beach Speckletone" and William Crook, Jr. centerfold printed on French Paper Co. "Poptone Spearmint"!  1,000 copies printed in December, 2010.   ($9.00)

"Past and Future: Mineshaft #26"   Review by Fantagraphics & The Comics Journal

Meathaus reviews Mineshaft #26

Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter reviews Mineshaft #26

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Mineshaft #25 This Special issue has amazing front cover art & logo by Sophie Crumb with front cover layout, lettering, & red overlay by R. Crumb! Also incredible stories from R. Crumb's Dream Diary (dreams include: "Dream that I was Czar Nicholas II, & dream that I fell asleep during a play," "Dream of my father on a bicycle looking for catfood," "Dream about the big library," "Dream I'm angry about houses being built in the Mer des Rochers," and "Dream of going aboard a flying saucer")! Also... CRUMB sketchbbok drawings, and a beautiful R. Crumb centerfold!!! Plus Kim Deitch reviews R. Crumb's "Genesis"! "Change You Can Believe In" by Pat Moriarity! A letter from Peter Bagge on the relationship between HIV & AIDS! Back cover art & "The Procedure" by Nina Bunjevac! "Egg Whites & Nehi" by Jay Lynch! "The Devil's Chicken" by Simon Deitch! "Dark Grounds" comic by Elizabeth Koenig! Mind bending artwork by Jim Blanchard, William Crook, Jr., Sophie Crumb, and Art Spiegelman! Bruce Simon's hilarious "The Yock Stops Here"! "Miami Nice" by Carol Tyler! Ace Backwords remembers B.N. Duncan & More!!!   First printing. 52 pages.  1,100 copies printed in March, 2010.   ($7.00)

"Letters From Old Friends: Mineshaft #25"   Review by Fantagraphics & The Comics Journal

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Mineshaft #24:  Check out the wonderful Mary Fleener front cover & beautiful back cover by Robert Crumb!   This amazing issue also features a long fascinating letter from R. Crumb! ALSO "EXCERPTS FROM R. CRUMB'S DREAM DIARY" (dreams in Mineshaft #24 include: "Dream just before waking up this morning," "Lucid dream in the night at a rock concert," "Dream early this morning," and "Dream of Dog-woman")!   Mineshaft will be serializing Crumb's Dream Diary in issues to come! R. Crumb has recorded many of his dreams faithfully, accurately, and very vividly and this writing is dynamite!   Plus don't miss a comics review of Charles Bukowski's Last Poems by Dennis Eichhorn & Pat Moriarity!!! Sketchbook drawings by Skip Williamson! James G. Mundie's "Cabinet of Curiosities! The Brutalists #2 in "Cheap Thrills"! Bruce Simon on the Death of Newspapers! Comics by Joseph Remnant! Sophie Crumb! David Collier! Christoph Mueller! Aaron Lange! Ed Piskor & Sarah Sveda's "Grob Schwank"! Art by Robert Armstrong! Simon Deitch! Frank Stack! Spain Rodriguez! B.N. Duncan! Letters from around the world AND MORE!!!   First printing. 52 pages.  Front cover printed on wonderful French Paper Co. "Pop-Tone Banana Split". 950 copies printed in August, 2009.   We do not have many copies of Mineshaft #24 remaining!   ($15.00)

"Sweeping The Underground: Mineshaft #24"   Review by Rob Clough in his "High-Low" comics column

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Mineshaft #23:  Featuring one fantastic and intricately amazing front cover by Jay Lynch!  Back cover by Robert Crumb and inside Special R. Crumb centerfold sketchbook drawings printed on French paper Co. "pink bubblegum" paper!   Click on the cover to see a larger front and back cover.  Plus new work by Kim Deitch!!  "GROB SCHWANK" by Ed Piskor & Sarah Sveda!  Sophie Crumb!  Pat Moriarity!  Bill Griffith!  Harvey Pekar & Tara Seibel!  "Letters to Sexology Magazine" by Bruce Simon!  Frank Stack's "Dirty Diana"!  Aaron Lange!  Mike Roden!  Noah Van Sciver!  Letters from around the globe & MORE!! First printing. 48 pages.  Special R. Crumb centerfold feature printed on beautiful French Paper Co. "Pop-Tone Bubblegum". 900 copies printed in December, 2008.   We do not have many copies of Mineshaft #23 remaining!   ($15.00)

"Midnight Snack: Mineshaft #23" Tom Spurgeon's "The Comics Reporter" reviews Mineshaft #23

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Mineshaft #22:  Featuring women daredevils of Muscle Beach, California by O.J. Heller!!  "View from Sauve" a letter & drawings from R. Crumb!  Centerfold comix jam by Jay Lynch & Kim Deitch!  "Pat & Corky" fiction by J.R. Helton continued from last issue!  Plus Aaron Lange reviews Stuff of Dreams!  Jay Kinney's rant on American Culture!  New art by Christoph Mueller!   Simon Deitch!   Robert Armstrong!   Frank Stack's "Dirty Diana" returns!   Mary Fleener draws women at the San Diego Comics Con and MORE!!   First printing. 52 pages. 1,350 copies printed in July, 2008.  ($7.00)

"AmazOns" reviews Mineshaft magazine #22

"The Pleasures of Obsession: Mineshaft #22" Rob Clough reviews Mineshaft #22 for his comics column "High-Low"

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Mineshaft #21 Front cover hand lettered and designed by Robert Crumb, plus five wonderful pages of sketchbook drawings inside! After receiving his contributor copies of this issue, R. Crumb wrote to me in a letter, "You are man of impeccable taste."   Back cover by Christoph Mueller, "My Angel of Sin"!  The life of famous Beat underground poet, Diane Di Prima, drawn and written by Mary Fleener (with guest Harvey Pekar)!  Poetry by Diane Di Prima!  "Pat & Corky" fiction by J.R. Helton, Zippy the Pinhead and how Bill Griffith got his start!  New artwork by Christoph Mueller (with guest Joe Coleman) and William Crook, Jr.!  Jay Lynch & Ed Piskor's story about Lynch and Crumb going to visit Chester Gould!  "In Praise of Goth Beauticians" by Andrei Codrescu and illustrated by Aaron Lange!  Plus the long awaited next chapter to the Green Star by editor Everett Rand, also Frank Stack, Bruce Simon, Aaron Lange, letters from around the globe and more!! First printing. 48 pages.  Cover printed on beautiful French Paper Co. Speckletone Starch White.  1,350 copies printed in February, 2008.   ($7.00)

Tom Spurgeon's "The Comics Reporter" reviews Mineshaft #21

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Mineshaft #20: This 52 PAGE Anniversary Issue MINESHAFT #20 has a Special R. Crumb centerfold sketchbook drawings printed on French paper Co. "Butcher Extra Blue" paper!   Front cover & new poems by Billy Childish, back cover by R. Crumb (featuring the Vulture Demoness!), plus new artwork, articles, and features by Mary Fleener (Fleener reviews Aline Kominsky Crumb's new book "Need More Love"!), Kim Deitch, Art Spiegelman, Spain, Jay Kinney, Robert Armstrong, Jay Lynch, Ed Piskor, Frank Stack, Simon Deitch, William Crook Jr., Aaron Lange, Fly, lots of letters from around the globe (including Robert Crumb, Joe Coleman, Mary Fleener, & Kim Deitch!) a Special index for MINESHAFT #11-20 and more! First printing. 52 pages.   Cover printed on beautiful French Paper Company "Packing Brown Wrap" and R. Crumb centerfold printed on French Paper Co. "Butcher Extra Blue"!   1,350 copies printed in September, 2007.  We do not have many copies of Mineshaft #20 remaining!   ($15.00)

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Mineshaft #19:  A fantastic two color front cover by Peter Bagge!  And back cover by Robert Crumb! Plus wait 'til you open the covers and take a look at the beautiful 10 PAGE FEATURE OF SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS by R. CRUMB (and long letter too)!   Comics by Jay Lynch & Ed Piskor, Mary Fleener, Aaron Lange, and yes! Dirty Diana continues her wild adventures (by Frank Stack)!  New work by Andrei Codrescu illustrated by Justin Green, J.R. Helton, Bruce Simon, Mark Terrill, Bill Griffith, Penny Van Horn, Robert Armstrong, Carol Tyler, Don Donahue, Simon Deitch, Jay Lynch's "Nard n' Pat", and SPAIN!  Don't miss this exciting issue! First printing. 52 pages. 1,600 copies printed in February, 2007.  ($7.00)

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Mineshaft #18:  Featuring Rubber Suit Monsters of the Drive-In Era and a spine-tingling two color front cover by Simon Deitch with back cover cartoon of "Nard N' Pat" by Jay Lynch!  Beautiful centerfold, long letter, & new drawings by R. Crumb.  Sketchbook drawings by Peter Poplaski.  Circus & Amazon Strong Women photos from the l940s by Orrin J. Heller with text by his son Larry Heller.  The next chapter of “The Adventures of Dirty Diana” by Foolbert Sturgeon (a.k.a. Frank Stack)!  Autobiographical comix by Jay Lynch & Ed Piskor.  "Into the Mineshaft" photos by Heidi Greene featuring a rogues gallery of underground geniuses reading Mineshaft including: Robert Williams, Gary Arlington, Spain, Kim Deitch & Pam Butler, Frank Kozik, Justin Green & Carol Tyler, Frank Stack, Joe Coleman & more!  Excerpt from Ace Backword's novel ACID.  Plus amazing new poetry by Billy Childish, comics by Kim Deitch, art by KRK Ryden & more!!  First printing. 52 pages.  1,350 copies printed in October, 2006.   ($7.00)

"AmazOns" reviews Mineshaft magazine #18

WFMU Independent Radio in NYC reviews Mineshaft #18

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Mineshaft #17:  This GIANT 64 PAGE ISSUE of Mineshaft features 15 PAGES OF R. CRUMB SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS from June, 2004 to December, 2005 including: "Hugh M. Hefner & Friend", "WAKE UP!!", "Aline", "Russ Myer with Vixens", "GOD'S NOT PLEASED...", "Failure in Sudan", "U.S. Army Private Lynndie England & Prisoner at Abu Ghraib Prison In Iraq", "The Attack Of The Killer Nerds", "Why Is The Infinity of Space BLACK?", "Ol' BELKNAP", & MORE!   ALSO: a beautiful centerfold & back cover art by Aline Kominsky-Crumb, "The Adventures of Dirty Diana" & front cover by Frank Stack, "GRIFFY'S TOP 40 ON COMICS AND THEIR CREATION" by Bill Griffith, 3 sketchbook drawings by Spain, "Movie Daze" by Bruce Simon, "SOPHIE IN AMERICA 2004" Sketchbook Drawings by Sophie Crumb, "Inside the Mineshaft" by Gioia Palmieri (with photos of Kim Deitch, Pam Butler, Fay Lovsky, & Dominique Cravic and the Primitifs du Futur), 2 pages of comics by Carol Tyler, letter from Gilbert Shelton with a drawing of Wonder Warthog, 1 page of art by Peter Poplaski (continued next issue), 2 pages of art by Kim Deitch, 1 page of art by Pamela Butler, "The Green Star" by Everett Rand, 1 page of art by Robert Armstrong, plus letters from R. Crumb, Eric Reynolds, Gene Deitch, Frank Stack, Carol Tyler, Robert Armstrong, Justin Green, & more from around the globe!   First printing. 64 pages. 1,500 copies printed in May, 2006.   ($7.00)

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Mineshaft #16:  This beautiful & packed 52 page issue of Mineshaft has a FANTASTIC front cover by Robert Armstrong and the backcover art is by R. Crumb!   All 3 Deitch Brothers are together in one issue with, "The Golem: a tale of the Dark Ages" written by Seth Deitch with illustations by Simon Deitch, and a beautiful Kim Deitch centerfold! There's a fascinating 6 page illustrated letter from R. Crumb, "View from Sauve" (with 3 pages of sketchbook drawings), & another insightful letter by Crumb in which he writes about artistic freedom-underground comix-&-Harvey Kurtzman in the letters pages! Travel to Vancouver, B.C. with "Zippy" creator Bill Griffith... and then to Varanasi India with Gioia...! Five amazing comics by Twisted Sister Penny Van Horn! "Dinosaur Girl" sketches & "Son of the Phanty" comic (continued from last issue) by Frank Stack! Comics by Justin Green & B.N. Duncan, "Love Note to New Orleans" by Andrei Codrescu, fiction, photos, and more letters (including Ace Backwords, & Robert Armstrong!) from around the globe and more, more, more!!  First printing. 52 pages with beautiful French Paper Company DUR-O-TONE Butcher Blue cover paper. 1,500 copies printed in November, 2005.   ($7.00)

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Mineshaft #15:  Robert Crumb drew the beautiful prehistoric AMAZON front cover & inside there are 5 more pages of art by Crumb titled, "The Curse of the Fetish Obsession", and featuring illustrations of both Carol Vinson and Carol Engberg!   Kim Deitch designed the new "Mail" logo that now appears at the top of the letters section, and also contributed a photo of Dominick Marafioti, National Chief of the Buck Jones Rangers of America, and an illustration of Capitola the misfit girl Hero of The Hidden Hand by the gifted but almost forgotten serial novelist E.D.E.N. Southworth. Kim's letter, "Buck Jones and Fabulous Literary Trash," offers fascinating insight into the creative & inspired genius of Deitch's interior world, and also recounts the incredible story of Dominick Marafioti and his moment of epiphany regarding the famous cowboy & western star, Buck Jones...   This is Frank Stack's first appearance in "Mineshaft!" Stack, also known as Foolbert Sturgeon to underground comix fans, and one of my favorite painters, contributed a funny & insightful 3 page Jesus strip, "JESUS Gets Fed Up" & the first half of a terrific Phantom satire, "The Ersatz Adventures of the Phanty!" continued next issue...   There's a very nutty & beautiful centerfold by Robert Armstrong... Armstrong is the creator of "Mickey Rat," played with The Cheap Suit Serenaders, actually coined the phrase "couch potato," played musical saw on the title soundtrack of the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and is one of the most original & talented painters around... Don't miss the front cover art by Armstrong for Mineshaft #16!   It was a big surprise when Ace Backwords sent us this rarely seen interview with Charles Bukowski, originally published in his Twisted Image newsletter in Berkeley in 1992... In "Bukowski On World War II" Bukowski talks about what it was like to sit out "the Good War," and also offers his perspective on war in general...   "First, I am not a believer that there are 'good' wars or 'bad' wars. When people believe they are in a 'bad' war it only means that the propaganda machines failed at their job." -Charles Bukowski   ...Lili St. Cyr, Tempest Storm, & other legendary Burlesque Superstars visit the pages of Mineshaft in "Los Angeles Burlesque" by Bruce Simon, a nostalgic look back at the amazing burlesque newspaper ads from the Los Angeles Examiner circa 1947-1955!  ...Andrei Codrescu is a writer & poet, editor of Exquisite Corpse, & a commentator on National Public Radio. His essay "Prague" shows why he's crazy, and is such a humorous & poetic writer...   Also... Simon Deitch's old comics tribute, "Note from the CRYPT" which features 4 comic book-pulp covers from his very strange dreams... "The Cauldron of TERROR," "From Out of the OOZE," "GRIMM Tales," and "It Serves You Right To SUFFER Comics!"   Letters (including Justin Green, B.N. Duncan, Charles Bukowski, & Ace Backwords) and More from around the globe! First printing. 48 pages.  1,350 copies printed in April, 2005.       *Out-of-print

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Mineshaft #14:  This is a beautiful issue! Phoebe Gloeckner, author of the collection of comix, A Child's Life, & the novel, Diary of a Teenage Girl, drew the beautiful front cover art. Robert Crumb contributed the back cover art, front cover logo, inside cover comic strip, a 3 page illustrated letter, & 5 new pages of sketchbook drawings (including portraits of Amazons Lilla Burris & Danga Vileisis from the "Milford High School Yearbook" in 1961) that are truly amazing! Kim Deitch contributed an X-rated Waldo the Cat centerfold (inspired by "The Stuff of Dreams" #3) & beautiful portrait of Louise Brooks, "strung out & broke circa 1932"! Also included are Simon Deitch's mythological drawings of Medusa, the Sphinx, Orestes, & more! Billy Childish's poem "i am here to build jurrusolom." The latest serial installment of The Green Star! Plus L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, Bruce Simon (Kool TV Kiddie Host feature starring Willie the Worm, Thunderbolt the Wondercolt, & Kartoon Karnival!), Gioia Palmieri's editorial, "Inside the Mineshaft" about how the mag got its start, Ace Backwords' comic "My Troubles With Art", B. N. Duncan, Robert Armstrong, portrait of Henry Miller by his old friend Irving Stettner ("The creative artist in the world today stands as much chance as a sewer rat." -Henry Miller) and a tribute to Dominique Cravic & the Ukulele Club de Paris! Fiction, artwork, letters and more from around the globe!   First printing. 56 pages. 600 copies printed in October, 2004.       *Out-of-print

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Mineshaft #13 Front cover art by R. Crumb! Plus 3 more pages of sketchbook drawings by Crumb & a front cover-centerfold inside! There's also a four page spread & back cover art by Robert Armstrong! Also featured are four letters from Kim Deitch, author of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, with previously unpublished "Waldo the Cat" illustrations! Kim is a great letter writer. Here he talks about underground comix and his own life, and gives his insightful opinions on Vanity Fair, Charlie Chaplin, Max Brand and more! Kim's brother, the rarely seen underground comix genius Simon Deitch pitched in with some mythological drawings and a fascinating letter to the editor (don't miss the beautiful 7 page sequel to his mythological interpretations in #14!)... There's a 9 page photo documentary with text by Berkeley comix artist B.N. Duncan of the eccentric street people and artists who hang out on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue... In addition to being an underground comix artist, Duncan is a photographer & anthropologist who studies the world he lives in: street life! 3 new poems by Billy Childish (including the classic, "we have war becouse we love war")! Lots of letters (including B. N. Duncan & Peter Bagge!), & more!  First printing. 48 pages. 600 copies printed in February, 2004.   We have very few copies of Mineshaft #13 remaining!   ($15.00)

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Mineshaft #12:  This issue features a beautiful Kim Deitch drawing on the front cover & R. Crumb’s “Pyramid of Evil” is on the back. Also featured are 5 pages of sketchbook drawings by Crumb (in sequential order continued from #11), a Kim Deitch centerfold, 2 S&M cartoons by B.N. Duncan, an Albert Cossery interview-review, Olivier Berthe, L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, “All-Star Poetry Cavalcade,” Jeffrey Weinberg, letters (including R. Crumb, Jim Woodring, & Chris Hill!), Ace Backwords’ comic strip “What If Cartoon Characters Took Drugs” & more!  First printing. 32 pages. 500 copies printed in October, 2003.   Almost sold out!   ($35.00)

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Mineshaft #11:  I think R. Crumb’s drawing, “Hell World Of Lust,” on the front cover of this issue is a masterpiece. This is a great issue. It’s printed on an off-white textured cover (like the purple #10). There’s a terrific Kim Deitch drawing on the back cover (his first appearance in the mag)! Also featured are Tommy Trantino’s short story, “Perseverance,” 3 pages of sketchbook drawings by Crumb, an amazing photo-spread, “THE BIG PIT,” shot in a Madagascar sapphire mine by French photographer Olivier Berthe, “My Troubles With LSD” comic strip by Ace Backwords, photos by Gioia Palmieri, art by Robert Volckens, lots of letters and other fascinating contributions.   First printing. 40 pages. Printed on Strathmore Ivory cover paper.   550 copies printed in June, 2003.   Almost sold out!   ($50.00)

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Mineshaft #10:  This is the 10th Anniversary Issue of Mineshaft. This BIG 56 PAGE ANNIVERSAY ISSUE features front cover art & 2 new logos by R. Crumb! There’s ALSO A 10 PAGE SECTION OF SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS & FOUR LETTERS FROM ROBERT CRUMB (including a great photo of his brother Maxon with girlfriend Yannick). Robert is a terrific letter writer. DON’T MISS THIS if you’re interested in R. Crumb & his relationship to Mineshaft...   Also for the first time in Mineshaft there are poems by British poet, musician, & painter Billy Childish. I think Childish is one of the most talented and entertaining poets in the world today. Number 10 has three new poems by Billy including the poem-interview, "A brief history of Billy Childish." Comix by B.N. Duncan, Sparrky, & Ace Backwords , a large letters section (which we’ve continued in every issue since), and a Mineshaft Index covering all the contributions to the first 10 issues.   First printing. 56 pages. Printed on Strathmore Bordeaux purple cover paper.   600 copies printed in January, 2003 (unfortunately 100 or more of these copies were damaged & destroyed).       *Out-of-print

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Mineshaft #9:  Featuring front cover art and 2 new logos by R. Crumb plus 3 pages of sketchbook drawings by Crumb (including "Hypnagogic Hoodoo!")! Also Gioia Palmieri's photo-story about traveling down to Tierra del Fuego, and B.N. Duncan’s 4 pages of S&M cartoons... B.N. Duncan was a regular contributor to WEIRDO, and was editor of the amazing underground Berkeley magazine Tele Times.   First printing. 40 pages. 550 copies printed in August, 2002.   We have very few copies of Mineshaft #9 remaining!   ($15.00)

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Mineshaft #8 Back cover art by Robert Crumb & five more pages of amazing sketchbook drawings by Crumb (“I’m such a fucking QUEER...”), plus a new title page logo!   New Orleans poet & artist Jorin Ostroska (a regular contributor since Mineshaft #1) drew the front cover. Surrealist Ronnie Burk did the centerfold. This issue also features a chapter from Tommy Trantino’s long out-of-print book, Lock the Lock, a photo spread of “James Joyce’s Ulysses in 1963” by Darlene Fife, an editorial essay on Charlie Chaplin and his film "Modern Times," art by Robert Volckens, & the first episode of a story that's appeared serially in several subsequent issues of Mineshaft, called  The Green Star.   First printing. 44 pages. 600 copies printed in April, 2002.   We have very few copies of Mineshaft #8 remaining!   ($15.00)

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Mineshaft #7:  R. Crumb said about this one: "The cover of #7 looks very classy, I think." The front and back cover art are by Crumb (there’s a classic “Moron” comic strip on the back and a different portrait of "Carol Vinson" on both the front cover and first page). The front cover was reproduced in a small article in L.A. Magazine, a glossy fashion mag, beneath a picture of Halle Berry...   Inside there are 4 more funny & beautiful pages of artwork by Crumb (including "The Seven Chakras of R. Crumb") and a new title page logo!   Three poems by British poet Jeremy Reed ("Jumping Jack Flash", "Street Fighting Man", & "Neronian"!), Tommy Trantino's "Vroom Building Readjustment Unit For Incorrigibles Another Death House (1974)", an editorial essay “Reflections on the Death Penalty,” Greek poet Maria Kardatou, Gioia Palmieri, Mark Terrill, Jorin Ostroska, British regular Chris Hill, & Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno’s short story “Mektoub”...   First printing. 40 pages. 600 copies printed in October, 2001.   We have very few copies of Mineshaft #7 remaining!   ($15.00)

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Mineshaft #6:  "I'm long gone like a turkey through the corn..." Front cover drawing of Lightin' Hopkins drawing by R. Crumb! On the back are covers from old pulp magazines all in blue ink! Inside are 5 MORE PAGES OF PORTRAITS by CRUMB (including Carol Vinson & "Carol Vinson's left leg") & this is the FIRST ISSUE THAT CRUMB drew the LOGOS for (both the front cover & a zig-zag title page logo we've used on our stationery ever since)! This issue also features photos of the New Orleans Jazz Fest by Gioia Palmieri, photos of the San Francisco Leather Day Event by A.D. Winans, & poetry by Jorin Ostroska. There's an editorial essay about Krishnamurti titled, "Truth is a pathless land." Two exotic travel photos by French photographer Olivier Berthe, & another great travel photo, "Records for sale in Lima, Peru" by Gioia Palmieri!   First printing. 32 pages. 550 copies printed in May, 2001.   We have very few copies of Mineshaft #6 remaining!   ($25.00)

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Mineshaft #5 This is the FIRST ISSUE featuring the artwork of regular contributor ROBERT CRUMB!   R. CRUMB contributed artwork for the front cover & Inside are 6 MORE AMAZING PAGES OF SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS by CRUMB! There’s also a Special Section devoted to the life and art of Tommy Trantino (Trantino spent 38 years in prison, including 8 years of solitary confinement on Death Row in New Jersey), “Freedom in the Death House,” along with some original art by Tommy...!   First printing. 40 pages. 500 copies printed in December, 2000.   We have very few copies of Mineshaft #5 remaining!   ($15.00)

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Mineshaft #4:  Features the classic poem by Charles Bukowski, “the tragedy of the leaves” to go along with an editorial tribute, “The Day Bukowski Died.” Also in #4 are stories from Tommy Trantino and Karl Orend (Orend wrote an essay about his boyhood growing up in Transylvania), plus poetry by Jeremy Reed, Catherine Aldington, Mark Terrill, Robert Head, Irving Stettner, A.D. Winans & more!   First printing. 36 pages. 400 copies printed in July, 2000.       *Out-of-print

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Mineshaft #3:  This is Tommy Trantino's first appearance in Mineshaft with the front cover art, "An empty mind is an open mind" and a letter Trantino wrote to Editors Gioia & Everett from South Woods State Prison. This issue also features a chapter from Darlene Fife’s memoir, Portraits from Memory: New Orleans in the 60’s (including an illustration from Bukowski's "The Fuck Machine" by the late great Francisco McBride!), an Irving Stettner centerfold, and contributions by Chris Hill, Gioia Palmieri, Justin Murphy, John Fanning, Jeremy Reed, Jorin Ostroska & more...   First printing. 48 pages. 400 copies printed in January, 2000.   ($7.00)

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Mineshaft #2:  This rare early issue features Irving Stettner, Irish writer John Fanning, New Orleans poet Jorin Ostroska, Howard S. Levy, & Gioia Palmieri, plus an editorial tribute, “Who is Blaise Cendrars?”   First printing. 48 pages. 400 copies printed in the Summer, 1999.   ($7.00)

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Mineshaft #1:  The front cover drawing for Mineshaft #1 is by the legendary Irving Stettner and inside is a chapter from his book, Adventures of a 2nd Avenue Patroller (continued in #2). Stettner was a cafe sketch artist in Paris in the 1950s and later a writer and poet who's own little mag, Stroker, was a big inspiration for Mineshaft. The other contributions to this rare first issue are “Just Another Night In Mexico” a story by Justin Murphy, “Letter from Krishnamurti’s House” from Gioia Palmieri, a couple of New Orleans poems & a sketch by Jorin Ostroska, and an editorial essay titled, “The Dance of Death,” about Bolivian film director Jorge Sanjines & French-Egyptian writer Albert Cossery.   First printing. 28 pages. 350 copies printed in the Winter, 1999.   We still have some copies of this rare issue!   ($25.00)

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R. CRUMB "Five Early Issues" MINESHAFT SET #7, #9, #13, #16, and #19 (October 2001 - February 2007)!

5 Rare Early Issues! All First & Only Printings & Uncirculated! Very limited supply remaining!

R. Crumb 5 Early Issues Mineshaft Set in the U.S.A.:   Numbers 7, 9, 13, 16, and 19.   ($55.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in beautiful condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged & mailed in a double walled sturdy box!

R. Crumb 5 Early Issues Mineshaft Set in Europe & Around the World:    Numbers 7, 9, 13, 16, and 19.   ($75.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in beautiful condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged & mailed in a double walled sturdy box!

R. Crumb 5 Early Issues Mineshaft Set in Canada:    Numbers 7, 9, 13, 16, and 19.   ($70.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in beautiful condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged & mailed in a double walled sturdy box!

MINESHAFT 6 Issue SAMPLER SET!!! MINESHAFT #21, #25, #26, #28, #29, and #30!!!!!!

6 Fabulous Issues! All Copies First & Only Printings & Uncirculated!

Mineshaft 6 Issue Issue Sampler Set in the U.S.A.:   Numbers 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, & 30.   ($45.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in Mint condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged & mailed in a double walled sturdy box!

Mineshaft 6 Issue Issue Sampler Set in Europe & Around the World Numbers 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, & 30.   ($70.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in Mint condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged & mailed in a double walled sturdy box!

Mineshaft 6 Issue Issue Sampler Set in Canada:    Numbers 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, & 30.   ($65.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in Mint condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged & mailed in a double walled sturdy box!

MINESHAFT Set #1 - #3 & #5 - #30!!! Very limited supply remaining!

All First & Only Printings & Uncirculated!

Mineshaft Set in the U.S.A.:   Numbers 1-3 & 5-30.   ($595.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in beautiful condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

Mineshaft Set in Europe & Around the World:    Numbers 1-3 & 5-30.   ($660.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in beautiful condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

Sorry that shipping is a little high to Europe, but it is heavy. This order will be very carefully packaged and double boxed!

Mineshaft Set in Canada:    Numbers 1-3 & 5-30.   ($640.00)

All uncirculated, carefully stored copies in beautiful condition from the Mineshaft Archive.

This order will be very carefully packaged and double boxed!


In the U.S.A. we ship sets by Media Mail with delivery confirmation. ALL Set ORDERS are very carefully packaged in a double walled sturdy box or are also actually double boxed depending on the size.   In Europe & Around the World, and Canada, a set is sent Air-mail, and postage is included.   We ship in a very strong double walled box... Larger orders are also double boxed, and we take great care in packaging the magazine.

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Mineshaft Postcards

Signed Mineshaft Postcard Set!

A four card set signed by three legendary underground comix artists (two are numbered and signed)!  Frank Stack alias Foolbert Sturgeon, author of Amazon Comix, Feel Good Funnies, and Jesus Comix; Robert Armstrong creator of Mickey Rat and founding member of R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders; and Jay Lynch creator of Nard 'n Pat and founder of Bijou Funnies, plus the Circus Strong Woman postcard by Orrin J. Heller!  Click on the image to see examples of the signed postcards.  ($15.00)

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Payment and Postage Details

U.S.A. postage add $3.50 for orders up to $100.00.   For U.S.A. orders above $100.00, postage is $5.00.   All orders in the U.S.A. are shipped either USPS Media Mail or First Class in a very sturdy mailer.   We choose depending on the size of the order and distance shipped.   We take great care in packaging the magazine.   International airmail postage charges are below.  If you would like to send your payment by mail, we take a personal check, money order, well concealed U.S. dollars or Euros.   MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER OUT TO: GIOIA PALMIERI and send to Mineshaft, P.O. Box 1226, Durham, N.C.  27702  U.S.A.  Email Gioia with any questions at gioiap123@gmail.com.  Thanks for your support!

International Airmail Postage Charges

International postage prices are listed below.  For orders of 11 or more issues, contact Gioia at gioiap123@gmail.com.  Subscriptions and Sets already have postage included in their prices.

International Airmail Postage for 1 issue of Mineshaft: $13.00

International Airmail Postage for 2-3 issues of Mineshaft: $16.00

International Airmail Postage for 4-5 issues of Mineshaft: $20.00

International Airmail Postage for 6-7 issues of Mineshaft: $24.00

International Airmail Postage for 8-10 issues of Mineshaft: $30.00

International Airmail Postage for 11 or more issues of Mineshaft contact Gioia for postage price at: gioiap123@gmail.com

Canadian Airmail Postage Charges

Canadian postage prices are listed below.  For orders of 11 or more issues, contact Gioia at gioiap123@gmail.com.   Subscriptions and Sets already have postage included in their prices.

International Airmail Postage to Canada for 1-2 issues of Mineshaft: $9.00

International Airmail Postage to Canada for 3-4 issues of Mineshaft: $14.00

International Airmail Postage to Canada for 5-6 issues of Mineshaft: $16.00

International Airmail Postage to Canada for 7-8 issues of Mineshaft: $18.00

International Airmail Postage to Canada for 9-10 issues of Mineshaft: $21.00

International Airmail Postage to Canada for 11 or more issues of Mineshaft contact Gioia for postage price at: gioiap123@gmail.com

With all orders we include a Mineshaft business card/bookmark printed on offset press using beautiful French Paper Company cardstock paper!


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