Greasespot Zine is a personal zine started in 2005 by Justin and Lauren.
===Greasespot #4=== Fall 2007 $4, copied, half size, 52 pgs. Greasespot zine has been published by Lauren and 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.
Razorcake 42 Review: GREASESPOT 4 $4, 5" x 8", copied, 52 pgs. Contributor issue of a personal style zine with folks in here talking about their jobs, going tubing at the river with their families, "losing their glasses when they're blind," high school uprising, and stuff like that. There was also a short piece on the fucked up policies of Best Buy and Geek Squad stores and an artists rendering of an MTX song. The part I liked was the well-illustrated travelogue. There's also more stuff; this was a pretty busy zine. –Craven Rock (Lauren Trout, 4115 Still Glade Ln., Kingwood, TX 77345)
Maximum RocknRoll 296 Review: GREASESPOT 4 $4- 5.5 x 8.5- copied- 52 pgs It must suck growing up in the suburbs of Houston, unless you're like my friend J who was shoplifting from Versace and breaking into liquor stores. But these kids are making the most of it. They're riding bikes, inner- tubing down rivers, and even getting the fuck out of Texas for a while. The first story, however, was kind of a downer. It was about a stoner kid working as a pizza deliveryman for Dominos and getting mugged on the clock. I don't know about that pizza industry. I delivered fried chicken in Brooklyn, but man, pizza is a whole other bird. (Damian Harris) Lauren Trout/ 4115 Still Glade Ln./ Kingwood, TX 77345/ arcadedistro.com
===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.
"...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.
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 #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