Jake Austen

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Austen is co-producer (and chief puppeteer) for the cable variety show ''CHIC-A-GO-GO''.  
Austen is co-producer (and chief puppeteer) for the cable variety show ''CHIC-A-GO-GO''.  
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''CHIC-A-GO-GO'' is an all-ages dance party modeled after Sixties television programs such as ''American Bandstand'' and ''Kiddie-A-Go-Go''. The program is hosted by Miss Mia (a human) and Ratso (a Straight Edge rat puppet). "Ratso" also appears as a regular character in Austen's ''Punk'n Head'' comics.  
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''CHIC-A-GO-GO'' is an all-ages dance party modeled after Sixties television programs such as ''American Bandstand'' and ''Kiddie-A-Go-Go''. The program is hosted by Miss Mia (a human) and Ratso (a [[Straight Edge]] rat puppet). "Ratso" also appears as a regular character in Austen's ''Punk'n Head'' comics.  
Jake Austen sings for The Goblins, a masked rock 'n' roll band.  
Jake Austen sings for The Goblins, a masked rock 'n' roll band.  
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==Zines==
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===Zines===
*[[Roctober]]
*[[Roctober]]
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==Publications==
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===Publications===
* ''TV a-Go-Go: Rock on TV, from American Bandstand to American Idol'', Chicago Review Press, 2005  
* ''TV a-Go-Go: Rock on TV, from American Bandstand to American Idol'', Chicago Review Press, 2005  

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Jake Austen is a Chicago zinester and musician. He is the publisher of the long-running music zine Roctober.

Austen is co-producer (and chief puppeteer) for the cable variety show CHIC-A-GO-GO.

CHIC-A-GO-GO is an all-ages dance party modeled after Sixties television programs such as American Bandstand and Kiddie-A-Go-Go. The program is hosted by Miss Mia (a human) and Ratso (a Straight Edge rat puppet). "Ratso" also appears as a regular character in Austen's Punk'n Head comics.

Jake Austen sings for The Goblins, a masked rock 'n' roll band.

Zines

Publications

  • TV a-Go-Go: Rock on TV, from American Bandstand to American Idol, Chicago Review Press, 2005
  • A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game, Chicago Review Press, 2003

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