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Add Toner: A Cometbus Collection

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Add Toner brings together classic, out of print issues of Cometbus magazine, including 'Lanky' (a novella), 'Back to the Land' (an oral history of the children of hippie homesteaders) plus sixty other interviews and short stories. The text is lovingly handwritten, interspersed with bold graphics and illustrations. Includes never-before-published material. Add Toner is the ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Last Gasp (first published January 1st 1993)
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Jonathan Kieran
I've only read excerpts from the previous Cometbus anthology "Despite Everything" (there's a generous preview on Google Books), but from what I can tell "Add Toner" is rather a different beast. The earlier collection includes a bunch of different voices (though always collated and overseen by the industrious Aaron Cometbus) and employs sort of a shotgun strategy, experimenting with tons of different formats, graphic styles, and so on. This volume is dominated by a few longer pieces and is comple ...more
I moved out of the Bay Area (and California) a little over ten years ago, never felt homesick until reading this.

"Everyone was rushing around in that particularly East Bay way, doing a million little things pretending they were all useful and necessary. A few run-ins with friends, a few errands, a free food hook-up here and a sentimental bit of sidewalk graffiti there. Everyone loc'd out on coffee and let loose on the city streets following habitual routes, running into each other where they cro
David Cowhig
An autobiographical and group biographical (of characters the author has met) of 80s punk culture that reads like a fine novel.
Better than Despite Everything, to me. There was more of his beautiful, funny, thought-provoking writing <3
I can't help it. I love Cometbus.
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Aaron Elliott, better known as Aaron Cometbus, is a drummer, lyricist, self-described "punk anthropologist" and author of Cometbus, a seminal punk rock zine.

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