- Voted Best Camp
Yesterday at the LA Festival of Books I came across this!
You can get the print here, or $25 at the Book Fest. I know how some people feel about the “cutsy-fying” of D&D and Cthulhu, but I really like his stuff. Yes, he also does Cthulhu, so he’s obviously a gamer. When I was looking at his art, he was explaining to someone what an Owlbear was. I wish I stuck around to see what he was drawing. Any way, good stuff.
I also met Zak S and Mandy Morbid of DnD with Porn Stars. They signed my copy of Vornheim and I was talked into buying one of his books. I decided with Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow. (Now I feel obligated to read the book.) He’s as nutty as he is online, but just as well spoken and funny-looking, and totally not a douche.
This guy started it: http://fightingfantasist.blogspot.com/2012/04/your-blog-is-your-eighties-fanzine.html. I decided to take on the challenge and not just stop at a cover, but make a full on zine using the last several posts from my D&D Blog (which is found here: http://dakdm.straycouches.com. All articles appeared there first.)
Some of the posts were plugs for Crawl!, so I thought I’d get clever and make them ads. I also took a plug for the DCC RPG PDF and made that an ad too. It took me few hours, most of it spent formatting text and re-doing some art so it matches a style that I like. I highly recommend comparing the original posts with the ones found in the zine. No way was I perfect, but the analog version was fun to figure out. As a special bonus, it features new art from Crawl! fanzine and an early version of an article that will be appearing in Crawl! No.2! Best of all, I’m making this available free as a PDF, in both a readable and printable format. I might also release it as an epub ebook, we’ll see.
Any way, I present to you REV. DAK D.M., zine no. 8:
PDF for printing The “for printing” version is formatted (impossed) for double-sided (duplex) printing on Letter sized paper (A4 should work fine, too.) Just print double-sided, fold & staple!
If someone wants me to send them a printed version, I can do that! Dwolla, Paypal or Google Wallet $2 ($3 if you’re in Canada, and $3.50 overseas) to firstname.lastname@example.org or just email me. Make sure you let me know what you’re buying (DAK, D.M. No.8). Keep in mind that this won’t be the highest quality paper (Crawl! will be printed on premium paper.) This will be cheap, but cool. Also note that there aren’t any back issues. Issues 1 through 7 don’t exist!
My phone was locked sometime after I took that pic, and it only sent now after I fixed it. I locked my phone recently because of paranoia, and I somehow butt-locked the SIM card, so I couldn’t use it this whole weekend. I only unlocked it now. And I guess it was in the middle of an out-going message.
Alt/Anti-Coachella Shows in the desert are the new SXSW!
I went to Burger Records’s show at Dillon’s Roadhouse, Desert Hot Springs, on Friday, and Experimental Noise Fest at The Palms, Wonder Valley, on Saturday.
Desert Daze is happening ALL WEEK. moonblockparty.org
The Last Bookstore is an awesome New & Used bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles. I find tons of Appendix N books there for $1 and I can’t help but come out of that store buying something. They have access to the 2nd floor of this ancient building in the old bank district, and they want to expand and create more shelves so they can show and sell even more used books. Over 100,000 of them, and they’re calling it the Labyrinth above the Last Bookstore!
They’re funding this on Indiegogo, and the “rewards” are things like $30 credit for $20 donation! Whut?! Riight?! So a $20 donation can get you $30 of books (or CDs or Records?)