For Mini-Comic Monday it’s…Copy This! #41. This issue is a 44-page, B&W info/news
mini comic zine published by D. Blake Werts. Cover by Jim Siergey.
installment of Copy This! D. Blake Werts interviews the ever funny and
entertaining Jim Siergey! As the two settle in we learn about Jim’s sports team
allegiances and his childhood memories of TV, cartoons, drawing and comics. Jim
goes on to explain the lasting impact humor and surrealism had on him as an
impressionable kid, and why he had to draw in secret. He also shares some not-so-fond
memories of school and his home life, but happily things improved as Jim entered
adulthood and followed his art interests into the classroom of an underground comix
legend! We then learn about Jim’s career in animation and comics, as well as a
few other odd jobs. Blake then gets Jim to explain his approach to creating art
and his usual process. Jim also provides some of his personal observations on freelancing,
working for hire, working for fun, collaborating, and outside interests. Jim
makes mention throughout the interview of his friendship and working
relationship with the late Tom Roberts, and says of all his various projects he
is most proud of the time he spent on Cultural Jet Lag working with Tom.
the interview with Jim Siergey is the community news and info section that update
us on the current offerings from:
Yeater (One Last Day, Pleomorphism); Brian Leonard (Odd Mojo); Brian Payne
(Zinc Comics Codex); Carrie McNinch (You Don’t Get There From here); Charles
Brubaker (Fuzzy Princess, Ask a Cat); David Miller (Toadstool Tales); George
Erling (Cartoon Loonacy); Ian Shires (Time Trvlr); Jacob Alvarez (Hypnospiral
Comics); Jeff Gaither (Monsters & Mutants); Jenny Zervakis (Strange Growths);
Maximum Traffic/Buzz Buzzizyk (Truth Be Known); Steve Lafler (Death in Oaxaca);
and Stuart Stratu (Stratu’s Diary Comics).
To get your
hands on Copy This! and for more info contact:
D. Blake Werts12339 Chesley DriveCharlotte, NC 28277or email Blake at: bwerts (at) vnet (dot) net
Factsheet 5, No. 27, from 1988, published by Mike Gunderloy in Renselaer, NY. The long departed ‘zine with endless reviews of other 'zines! Cover art by Jeff Gaither. You can see covers from many more 'zines in my collection here.
Feed Back #4, published by Gabriel Gutierrez, Hollister, CA, 1990. Cover art by Jeff Gaither. As I gear up for a new Public Collectors publication on underground music ‘zines and a two day event in Chicago, I’ll be posting some more covers of music 'zines from the late 1980s and early 1990s. You can also see more examples here.