gags, girls, impenetrable oddness: life’s a riot with the barrel nut #3

September 10, 2013 at 12:04 am | Posted in art, no audience underground, not bloody music | Leave a comment
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The Barrel Nut issue 3 covertjh and tbn3 a

tjh and tbn3 c tjh and tbn3 d tjh and tbn3 e tjh and tbn3 f

Friends, it gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of the third issue of The Barrel Nut.

Just to recap for those at the back, TBN is a microzine – that is: a single sided sheet of A4 paper cleverly folded into an eight panel A7 pamphlet – featuring artwork submitted by comrades affiliated to what this blog cheekily calls the ‘no-audience underground’.  It exists purely because it is fun for it to do so.

Issue #3 is wrapped in cover collages by yours truly and contains a gag strip by Mark Wharton of Idwal Fisher, heroines of vintage porn as sketched by Lee Stokoe of Culver, Skullflower etc., another of Joe Murray’s improv typography pieces – the dictaphonic bonkerness of Posset transcribed – and a creepy line drawing by blog fave shoutmonger Yol.  Entertaining stuff from a strong line up.

Some paper copies will be distributed via arcane means, some can be had from me direct.  Following the Hiroshima Yeah! model, enquiring about how to subscribe appears to be more or less the same thing as subscribing.  Alternatively, you can go all ‘salt-and-shake’ and do it yourself.  Copies in either jpg or pdf formats can be downloaded by clicking…

The Barrel Nut issue 3 as pdf

The Barrel Nut issue 3 as jpg

…and printed out at your convenience.

For pictorial instructions on how to self-assemble please see The Barrel Nut page tabbed above.  There you will also find details on how to contribute artwork (submissions very welcome), some background on the project and links to files containing the previous issues.  If this dinky artefact tickles you then please spread the word.

Today’s guest critic is Thomas James Hayler who can be seen above gleefully deconstructing his preview copy.  The result of his analysis is presented below:

tjh and tbn3 g - the aftermath

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