Fast forward about 20 years since that risky purchase: I had a punk rock/horror zine called "Cornflake Overdose" that cast the name "Chad Overdose" upon me for the next 15 years. The zine gained a very nice following, and my doorstep was regularly littered with music and movies for review as well as artwork submissions and paying subscribers from all over the globe. I interviewed people/bands like Bruce Campbell, Henry Rollins, ex-Misfits Bobby Steele and Myke Hideous, Grade, Electric Frankenstein, D.R.I., Fu Manchu, Snapcase, Eerie Von (Danzig/Sam Hain) Lloyd Kaufmann (Troma), Kyra Schon (Night of the Living Dead), Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead FX), among others that I'm having a hard time remembering right now. I was "in bed" with Troma and other indie film and record companies, who were sending me tons of promotional items and product. It was fun while it lasted. But the zine got to be too big for me to handle by myself, and so I shut it down.
Yeah, that doesn't sit well, does it?
So remember, that uneasy feeling you get when you relentlessly spam others with your books like some kind of robot (I'm not talking about the normal advertising…we all need to do this)… that feeling is there for a reason. You're doing it wrong, my friend.
Midnight Rain - James Newman (friggin' amazing)
Tales from the Lake vol II - Crystal Lake Publishing anthology