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Greasespot #1: Summer 2005 (Houston) Justin and Lauren's first 'zine ever- written by the couple in the months before they graduate high school. Articles include, "How I Became Student Body President," "How to Make Mushroom Tea," and more. Half size, black and white, cardstock cover, 48 pages. Out of print.
Greasespot #2 "...Straight from the Belly of the Beast" :Winter 2005 (Houston/ San Marcos) Justin leaves for college, Lauren enters adulthood and takes on full- time work. Includes, "Ghost Hunt," an interview with garage- punk band The Murdocks, collages, "Breakdown," and more. Half size, black and white, card stock cover, 24 pages. Out of print.
Greasespot #3 "Concrete Jungle" :Winter 2006 (Austin) Justin and Lauren move to Austin and attempt being platonic roommates. Includes, "SLC Drunk," an interview with artist Mike Bukowski, and writing about hurricanes Rita and Katrina, which affected the area they live in. Half size, black and white, cardstock cover, 48 pages. Out of print.
Justin and Lauren plan to release Greasespot #4 in the summer of 2007
In 2007, Justin and Lauren created the Capitol City 'Zine Compilation: featuring mostly unpublished work from the authors of nine 'zines in Austin, Texas. Contributors include: Greasespot, Blurt!, Snakepit, Tightrope Laboratory, Surprise Autopsy, Option Paralysis, Clip Tart, Home Made Boat, and World Salad.
Greasespot #1-3 are now out of print. They are being reprinted as "Monsters In Our Heavens: The First Greasespot Anthology" because of the embarrassingly low quality of some of the articles in the first few issues. "Monsters in Our Heavens" has a card stock cover, 64 pages, half sized.
"Monsters In Our Heavens" and "The Capitol City 'Zine Compilation" are available by sending $5 and 2 stamps (or $6) to:
Lauren Trout c/o Monkey Wrench Books 110 E. North Loop Austin, TX 78751