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MINESHAFT #30 is Coming in April! BACK ISSUES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!
March 2014 UPDATE: MINESHAFT #30, the 15th Anniversary Issue, is coming in April 2014 with a beautiful front and back cover by R. Crumb! PLUS... "Excerpts from R. Crumb's Dream Diary" and Crumb's "Existential Comics": Pages from R. Crumb's Sketchbooks as Selected by Christoph Mueller! ALSO... Bill Griffith travels back to Brooklyn in "ZIPPY"! New comics by Justin Green! Mary Fleener! Jay Lynch! William Crook Jr. visits Route 66! "A Draftsman's Life" by Christoph Mueller! An Excerpt from Elizabeth Koenig's graphic novel, "Dark Grounds"! Poetry by J.R. Helton! Art by David Collier! Aline K. Crumb! Aaron Lange! Plus Letters from around the world & More! Back issues are still available! Click here for more info and to order TODAY!!!
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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