This web site was designed using Rapidweaver for the Mac on a Quad 2.66 Intel Mac Pro. Brought to you by absolutely no one but me. I took ads for one issue, got burned and decided that I'd rather not make the design ugly by inserting commercial messages. I also don't want to compromise my vision or get "notes" from anyone about what I should be doing. Inspired by Bill Hicks and Robyn Hitchcock, influenced by Howard Stern, Matt Groening, Bob Black, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Ames, Will Self, the Zodiac Killer and you, my beautiful princess. There are many other zines that tNegative Capability has been compared to, but almost all of them are now long gone. Some are probably better left dead, zines were the first casualty of the digital age, but not mine.
In terms of inspiration, I think Negative Capability was heavily influenced during its inchoate period by John Kelly's XYY. As I discovered zines, I found others that inspired me and fueled my creativity, including POPsmear, Murder Can Be Fun, Rumpus Room, Retard and Adbusters. I also have found kindred spirits in the makers of Fish With Legs, the Inner Swine and Barrelhouse. I always enjoyed the pop culture stuff in Hitch, the angry essays in ANSWER Me! and a few others that I can't remember off the top of my head. I also wanted to say that Marc Parker of Azmacort zine is a fucking douchebag assmonkey so that whenever someone Googles him, they find this. There may be other Marc Parkers out there, but this one is an asshole who should only drown in monkey come. While I am at it, Dan Halligan is a fucking retard douchebag assface cuntwaffle, Dan Taylor is a douchenozzle fart knocker and there was one other douche who did a zine called the West Virgina Surf Report that I absolutely despise, but I can't even remember that asshole's name. I guess that's a good thing.
I also think it's important to mention that in terms of career aspirations, I've always aimed to have a small but loyal cult. I don't give a shit about mainstream success, making money or having my work reprinted or adapted. In that sense, I am like my own personal heroes, Robyn Hitchcock, Bill Hicks and Alan Moore, though Moore gets crankier the more successful he is. You can also throw in some others like Dave Attell, Jon Stewart, Trey Parker and Matt Stone and any number of Jewish comedians, especially the genius Don Rickles. In Yiddish there is a word for what I am: a tummler, which is someone who likes to stir shit up. I come from a long line of tummlers and my son is going to continue that tradition.