ReviewsIf you're gonna keep people waiting 4 years for a new issue of your zine, the end result damn well better come out looking something like this. NegCap has been one of my favorite zines for a long time and writing about zines you love is a lot harder than just writing about zines you just like because there's a pressure on you to capture just what it is you love which is hard. The one word that sums up Jøsh's writing would be "passionate." He clearly loves his wife more than anything and isn't afraid to say it, but if he doesn't like you... look out. He devotes a lot of space in his zine to old bosses who wronged him, old friends who are no longer and (of interested to those of us who are into zines are are big fans of zine gossip) zinester Marc Parker. In the hands of others this might seem boring, but with Jøsh I just can't get enough of it. My favorite piece was about his friendship with Screw Magazine publisher Al Goldstein that featured cameos by luminaries such as Ron Jeremy and Joey Buttafuocco. It also features an article featuring zine titles he didn't use and why he didn't go with them, which, again, is more interesting than it sounds. Oh man, this really is one of my favorite zines. 68 full-sized pages, some in color, no ads, neat looking cover of a burning American flag, lots of pictures that are actually related to the writing... Just trust me. Xerox Debt
I know their site looks like it's from 1996 but it's not about the web design, it's about the content. I also hope they take this same forgiving attitude when I produce a new issue after 13 years of inaction.