Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Tao of Stubbie Pencil
44p, full color, 5.5"x8.5"
This zine is SO STRANGE. Mitchell pairs individually copyrighted, intensely photoshopped illustrations of different flavors of pencil stubs with an accompanying personality analysis. I don't see the "Tao" here but I do see that you have got to be a mega-weirdo to make a zine like this, an artifact of bizarro thought process rolled out to the extreme... and get ready folks - cuz there's also a sequel. -EF