"Long live MINESHAFT!" -R. Crumb
"Reading Mineshaft, I am conscious of its authenticity. I imagine that in future issues there may be ads for futons and hookahs; someday there may even be an online version. In the meantime it's one of the few true print vehicles around that carries the smokey torch of the disavowed, disenfranchised, lapsed, subsumed and beat to shit Counter Culture." -Justin Green, author of Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
"Mineshaft is one of the best kept secrets of the magazine world. ...You'll find in its pages some of the most uncompromising artist/cartoonists and writers working today." -Andrei Codrescu, The Exquisite Corpse
"In our society where everyone it seems can't wait for the latest 'i-pod' feature it's great to see MINESHAFT taking the long view, exploring with ink on paper how the artistic culture is surviving in the hidden corners of America and the world. MINESHAFT artists are able to look within to find that elusive spark of truth/magic known to mystics, shamans, zen hermit monks, and alienated graffiti artists. For me MINESHAFT contains a message of personal healing, a feeling of belonging to a community of artists who express their feelings about life with love, honesty, humility, and humor." -William Crook, Jr.
"That magazine is a bonafide, world-of-comics treasure; a new issue is a celebratory moment." -Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
"Mineshaft is the best magazine in America. It's the only thing I read anymore." -Jay Lynch, founder of Bijou Funnies, author of Nard n' Pat, creator of Topps' Wacky Packages
"You're singlehandedly keeping the spirit of the old Underground alive & well!" -Bill Griffith, author of the daily comic strip Zippy
December 2013 UPDATE: We'll be publishing MINESHAFT #30, our 15th Anniversary Issue, this coming Winter 2014! R. Crumb has agreed to draw the front cover and has just sent us the rest of his "Dream Diary" which we'll continue to publish serially in the next 7 or 8 issues of Mineshaft! ALSO Featured in Mineshaft #30: Bill Griffith's "ZIPPY"! Comics by Justin Green! Mary Fleener! Jay Lynch! William Crook Jr. on Route 66! "A Draftsman's Life" by Christoph Mueller! An Excerpt from Elizabeth Koenig's graphic novel, "Dark Grounds"! J.R. Helton! David Collier! PLUS Weird and Exciting art from the pages of R. Crumb's Sketchbooks! Jay Lynch will be doing the front cover for Mineshaft #31!!! The new Mineshaft #29 and back issues are still available! Click here for more info and to order TODAY!!!
Mineshaft is an art, comics, and literary magazine bringing you exciting art from some of the world's greatest artists... Contributors include R. Crumb (who designed our logos), Christoph Mueller, Bill Griffith, Mary Fleener, Jay Lynch, Justin Green, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Billy Childish, Pat Moriarity, J.R. Helton, Charles Bukowski, Robert Armstrong, Andrei Codrescu, David Collier, William Crook Jr., Aleksandar Zograf, Nina Bunjevac, Peter Poplaski, Rika Deryckere, Frank Stack, Art Spiegelman, Kim Deitch, Carol Tyler, Phoebe Gloeckner, Spain Rodriguez, Diane di Prima, Bruce Simon, Jim Blanchard, Brad Barrett, Tommy Trantino, Justin Murphy, Adelle Stripe, Noah Van Sciver, Luca Donnini, Ben Myers, Simon Deitch, Aaron Lange, Wanda Coleman, Jorin Ostroska, B.N. Duncan, Peter Bagge, Elizabeth Koenig, Dennis Eichhorn, Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar, Sophie Crumb, Ed Piskor, Jeremy Reed, James Mundie, Ace Backwords, Robert Head, Darlene Fife, Tony O'Neill, Jay Kinney, Irving Stettner, & more amazing artists and writers! The magazine is published and edited by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri. It was started in 1999 and is printed on offset press in the United States. Subscriptions and back issue orders are greatly appreciated!
MINESHAFT #29 FRONT COVER BY BRAD BARRETT!! LOGO BY R. CRUMB!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! BACK ISSUES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!
MINESHAFT #28 FRONT COVER BY CHRISTOPH MUELLER!! AMAZING BACK COVER BY R. CRUMB!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO ORDER TODAY!
*** ALL MINESHAFT BACK ISSUES ARE STILL AVAILABLE! THESE ARE UNCIRCULATED COPIES IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. MANY OF THESE ISSUES ARE VERY RARE AND WILL SOON BE SOLD OUT! CLICK HERE TO ORDER TODAY! ***
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