I think it was somewhere around 2000 or 2001 that I visited my friend Skip Sampson in Ybor City, Florida and had a little Mr. Burns head tattooed on my knee along with my brother and our friend Mike. The idea- a riff on the classic Sailor Jerry POISON girl, featured C. Montgomery with crossedbones and was originally going to have POINTLESS under it. My other two bro-tat wearers decided they didn’t want the lettering and just like that, the classic tattoo overtones drifted away.
Our friend Ash Davies, who was previously featured on OV back in April of 2013, just put out a new 60(ish) page ‘Zine that would do that POINTLESS idea proud. Titled WORST ZINE EVER, it collects some of his best renditions of our favorite Springfield residents (along with art by Billy Hay, Brad T, Gavin Rose, Fil, Mark Ford, Marcus McGuire, Marcos Attlewood, Nick Baldwin and Swambo) with just enough whatthefuck to appeal to us here at Occult Vibrations.
There are three universal thruths that can’t be argued:
1. Jacob Des is cool.
2. Zines are cool.
3. Adult Content is cool.
What happens when all three of those things collide?
An adult content zine by Jacob Des is born. Tearjerker. A strange Tijuana Bible with tattoo flash hidden inside. When I got my copy of ‘Deep Thoughts’ from Jacob last year, it inspired me to work on a new ‘zine of my own. (They exist and are occasionally left in public places to be picked up by strangers) I’ve no doubt that TearJerker will have the same effect. If you’ve never made a zine, you owe it to yourself to crack open a design program (or hell- cut and paste that son of a bitch like we used to in the early 1990s!) and get to work. There’s something undeniably rad about holding one in your hands (that’s not an adult content joke) after you’ve put a dozen hours of work into it.
I’m not sure how many Jake made of these badboys, but you can contact him via: Des Central to try to snag one.
Better yet… book an appointment with him. Maybe you’ll be in his next zine!
Zines are cool.
True Story; before any of my websites or blogs, I had a zine.
Several copies of the various issues still exist in my filing cabinet. Secretly, I’d love to do OV as a zine, too. Nothing as fancy as a book, but something about a digest sized zine that was ‘cut and paste’ with scissors and glue appeals to me.
Luckily Jacob Des is considerably more motivated than I am, because he’s dropping DEEP THOUGHTS #1 in ‘zine format. Swing on by his blog at: Nothing But Regrets for more goodness.
For the ‘zine:
Deep Thoughts no.1 is now available.
Full color photos from around the world, with hand screened cover and flash centerfold.
They’re $10 plus shipping.
Shoot me an email if you want one firstname.lastname@example.org
Cop em quick cause there are only 50 copies.