Greasespot Zine is a personal zine started in 2005 by Justin and Lauren. Cover of Greasespot #2 (2005).
(newest!) Greasespot #4, $4, copied, half size, 52 pgs. File under: personal, punk, art, comic, diy, travel Contributors: Lauren Trout, Justin Sayingso, Aaron Downbeat, Bryan Ohio, Mitch Clem About: Greasespot zine has been published by me and my friend Justin out of Texas since 2005. The stories and illustrations are our way of trying to capture triumphs in our daily lives, or reconcile our ideals with reality. Greasespot #4 also includes contributions from friends of ours who share the same interests. 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.
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 size. $5
Greasespot is one of nine zines included in the Austin, Texas compzine Capitol City 'Zine Compilation, which was published in 2007 by Justin and Lauren. The Capitol City Zine Compilation has a 2- color silk- screened cover, 48 pages, half size. $5
we end up moving around a lot, so email firstname.lastname@example.org for info about where to send money for copy of Greasespot, and I promise I'll respond lightning- quick!