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Add Toner: A Cometbus Collection

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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
Jan 16, 2015 Jonathan Kieran rated it liked it
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
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Dec 16, 2015 Andrew S. rated it it was amazing
I judge books by the cover, by the feel . . . the initial sense of whether I might be interested. or not. "Add Toner "certainly let its cover attract me, let alone that it sat on the bookshop shelf along side the author's more DIY productions - that is, the Cometbus "zines". "Zines" in a bookshop? On a regular shelf? Not regulated to an impenetrable mass of neglected media somewhere in the back of the store?

Sure, there was something there, let alone that one of the cover blurbs stated "a legend
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Jul 30, 2015 KayLee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Better than Despite Everything, to me. There was more of his beautiful, funny, thought-provoking writing <3
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An autobiographical and group biographical (of characters the author has met) of 80s punk culture that reads like a fine novel.
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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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