Cometbus is a punk zine, started in Berkeley, California in 1983 by Aaron Cometbus, born Aaron Elliot. For the past 20 years Aaron has been self-publishing his usually handwritten zine, including band interviews, diaries and observations on the punk subculture in the San Francisco Bay Area and from his travels, many of which involve long, grueling cross-country rides on Greyhound buses.
Two collections have been translated into French, including En dépit de tout (1997).
Cometbus' distinctive handwritten script can be seen in early Green Day album liner notes, the Jawbreaker collection "Etc.", and is emblematic of the decidedly lo-fi zine culture.
The latest issue, #50, the jubilee issue, features stories by Aaron in New York, loads of reader's letters, interviews and a NYC book report and more.
Cometbus is included in the Sarah and Jen Wolfe Zine Collection at The University of Iowa.