Comic Trash

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Comic Trash Issue 9 Cover by Marcel Ruijters
Comic Trash
Issue 9
Cover by Marcel Ruijters

Comic Trash was an longrunning "artcore-zine", published by a collective (Holly, Fredy, Flori, Janosh and Boris Karloff) from Osnabrück, Germany. The zine was distributed by Testament Vertrieb, located in Bielefeld, Germany.

The first issue of Comic Trash was published in 1987. Eleven issues of Comic Trash were published throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Starting with issue 5 there was an oversize folded poster laid in.

"Hard punk zine "Comic Trash" presents a lot of violent & subversive drawings. Some texts are written in English." (Metro Riquet #7 about Comic Trash #3)
"This is more graphic arts than comics, though the styles vary a bit. Mostly a very punk look (indeed, some of these strips other cheerful things, as well as alienting buildings. Quite stunning, with the captions in a mix of German and English. (Factsheet Five #31 about Comic Trash #4)

Contributing artists to the first issue included Holly!?!, Fredy, Janosh, Boris Karloff, Schirbi and Super Stefan.

Issue number 9 featured a cover by Marcel Ruijters, and work by CTT, DAnilo, Janosh, Sunshine, Van Doren, Fritte, Trks.Tapes.Grafix, Jeff Gaither, Mark Dancey, Fredy, Katha (Acid Mouse), Thomas Zydek (Schwarzmarkt Comix), Thierry Gayrard, Moke, Jan and Flori!.

Issue number 10 with contributions by Katha, Gaither, Sloane, Hector, Florian Mayr, Janosh, Kim Schmidt, Nils Schlimmer, Fabi, Trik Tapes & Grafx, Andi, Thierry Gayrard, Thomas Zydek, CTT, Jan and Orlando. The review section "Signale aus einer anderen Welt" (signals from another world), printed on yellow paper in the centerfold of this issue consisted of 21 pages: articles and reviews about zines, comics, films, records, tapes an article about the Brazilian underground music scene and more.

Issues of Comic Trash are included in the collection of the St. Patrick's Zine Library.

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