Kelly Dessaint

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Kelly Dessaint published zines and books under the name Phony Lid, which was a faux publishing "empire." That is, the empire consisted of himself and an outdated Gateway ocmputer. He was a presence on alt.zines for several years. He worked with and was eventually sued by [[Rev. Randall Tin-Ear]] of [[Angry Thoreauan]] Magazine.
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Kelly Dessaint started publishing zines and books under the name [[Phony Lid]] in 1998.  
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While some hardline zinesters would contend that zines and books (especially those with barcodes and [[ISBN]]s) were mutually exclusive, Kelly Dessaint employed the same principles to book publishing that he (and the vast majority of zinesters) did to zines: using whatever means were available to put words and images into print.
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Kelly Dessaint was a constant presence on [[alt.zines]] for several years. He worked with and was eventually sued by [[Rev. Randall Tin-Ear]] of [[Angry Thoreauan]] Magazine. He published the fourth issue of the zine [[Sex and Guts]] in book format. Sex and Guts was edited by [[Gene Gregorits]] and [[Lydia Lunch]] and included interviews with [[Jim Goad]] of [[ANSWER Me!]], Jello Biafra and many other underground musicians, artists, filmmakers and writers.
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Zines published by Kelly Dessaint include Vagabond, FyUoCuK, vis-a-septic, and the celebrated Pick Pocket Books, which were essentially handmade zines masquerading as books. After a seven-year hiatus publishing, during which time he started the band A Nervous Splendor, he is currently putting out a personal narrative zine called [[Piltdownlad]].
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==External links==
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*[http://www.kellydessaint.com/phonylid Phony Lid Website]
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*[http://www.kellydessaint.com/piltdownlad Piltdownlad Site]
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Kelly Dessaint started publishing zines and books under the name Phony Lid in 1998.

Kelly Dessaint was a constant presence on alt.zines for several years. He worked with and was eventually sued by Rev. Randall Tin-Ear of Angry Thoreauan Magazine. He published the fourth issue of the zine Sex and Guts in book format. Sex and Guts was edited by Gene Gregorits and Lydia Lunch and included interviews with Jim Goad of ANSWER Me!, Jello Biafra and many other underground musicians, artists, filmmakers and writers.

Zines published by Kelly Dessaint include Vagabond, FyUoCuK, vis-a-septic, and the celebrated Pick Pocket Books, which were essentially handmade zines masquerading as books. After a seven-year hiatus publishing, during which time he started the band A Nervous Splendor, he is currently putting out a personal narrative zine called Piltdownlad.

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