crimewave #16 is destined to be a rare collectors item

“Hey, Mark, what should I get my loved one this holiday season?” I must hear it a couple dozen times a day. I usually just shrug my shoulders and say, “Oprah’s got a list.” Today, however, I’ve got something much better…. The new issue of “Crimewave” is finally out, and I guarantee that it’s the best $4 gift on earth.

We printed up a bunch of them for the Shadow Art Fair, and now we’re stuffing them in envelopes, getting ready to send them off to our subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber, you can buy one online through Paypal by following that link at the top of the post. If you were smart, you’d order a copy, read it, and then give it to someone else for Christmas. You’ve got enough time.

This issue, our 16th, includes comics by both me and Linette, and interviews with the likes of Peter Falk, and the godfather of stripped-down roots rock, Dexter Romwebber (formerly of the Flat Duo Jets). It’s also got the story of our recent east coast adventure, and appearances by favorite, Doug Skinner, and our friend Steve, the man behind the magazine “Stupor.” And, as if that weren’t enough, it’s got a piece on canning, and a cover inspired by “Dianetics”! And, since I didn’t feel like selling advertising this time around, there’s nothing but juicy, juicy content. And, since our distributor went out of business owing us a small fortune, you won’t be able to buy it in stores. Yup. This is your only chance. And quantities are limited.

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  1. terrygilmer
    Posted December 7, 2007 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Mark, do you mean canning as in preserving food in glass jars or caning as in the BDSM practice of striking your partner with a bamboo rod for erotic pleasure?

  2. Sam
    Posted December 7, 2007 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I’m not really in to the “prairie muffin” genre of prn, but I have seen The Caning Canners of Ejaculation Creek and it’s pretty good.

  3. Sam
    Posted December 7, 2007 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Dollar for dollar I think Crimewave is probably a better entertainment value though… Unless you really, really like seeing bearded men ejaculating onto bonnets.

  4. Posted December 7, 2007 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I think Mark is referring to a type of erotic role-play in which people wear large cans over their heads. They claim the reduced sight and echoing sound enhance their pleasure. Takes all kinds, I guess.

  5. Ol' E Cross
    Posted December 8, 2007 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Reading then giving away something destined to be “a rare collectors item”? Now I’m confused. Does the value increase or decrease over time? I mean, if it increases, seems like the smart move is to buy (at least) two copies, read and give away one, and keep the other(s) in mint condition, as an investment.

    I’d by the lot but my money is all tied up in Beanie Babies.

  6. mark
    Posted December 8, 2007 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    You are, of course, right. I just didn’t want to say that. I thought that it might come across as self-serving.

  7. Andy C
    Posted December 10, 2007 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Good Crimewave drinking game.

    Drink when…

    1. You read the word “Clementine”.

    2. Any time Mark and Linette wish something they saw or someone they meet was in Ypsilanti.

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