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May 21, 2018 UPDATE:   Mineshaft #35, the Jay Lynch Memorial Issue, with front cover art & design by Robert Crumb, is here! Don't miss this amazing issue! A very limited supply of "The Mineshaft Reader" is also still available! Plus signed copies by the cover artists of Mineshaft numbers 23, 28, 31, and #33!   Many MINESHAFT back issues are still available... Many will be sold out soon...  Click here for more info and to order TODAY!!!

Front cover for Mineshaft #35 with artwork, lettering, and design by R. Crumb!

Mineshaft #35 Back Cover art by Robert Armstrong!

Front cover artwork, lettering, and design by R. Crumb!


Each copy of The Mineshaft Reader has been numbered by Christoph Mueller!

Billy Childish feature in The Mineshaft Reader & Back Cover by R. Crumb!

Order Now the FOUR Issue R. CRUMB ANNIVERSARY MINESHAFT SET!!! MINESHAFT #16, #17, #30, and #31!!!

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Mineshaft #34 Front Cover by R. Crumb!

Mineshaft #34 Back Cover by Robert Armstrong!


Mineshaft #33 Front Cover by Mary Fleener!

Mineshaft #33 Back Cover by R. Crumb!

R. Crumb Front Cover to Mineshaft #30!

R. Crumb Back Cover to Mineshaft #30!

Mineshaft #31 Front Cover by Jay Lynch!

Mineshaft #31 Back Cover by R. Crumb!

R. Crumb and Robert Armstrong "Banana Split" Centerfold Cavalcade in Mineshaft #32! Front Cover by Christoph Mueller!

R. Crumb Back Cover to Mineshaft #32!

Mineshaft #14 Front Cover by Phoebe Gloeckner!

Mineshaft #15 front cover by R. Crumb!

Mineshaft #20 Front Cover by Billy Childish!

Mineshaft #23 front cover by Jay Lynch!

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