Monday, May 29, 2006

THE HUNGRY MAGGOT - Zine Week Part 8

Ah, The Maggot. This zine had a lot going for it. There was a fascination with the Illuminati, Men in Black, and the like. X-Files was pretty popular in those days and conspiracy theory was being elevated to an artform. "Crazy Christian Conspiracy Comics" used artwork from those vile Jack Chick religious comics in an all new way. "Groovy Fry Movies" offered quickie reviews of movies to watch when you're stoned.

Yeah, there was lots of cool stuff here, but what really kept me coming back (other than the fact that review copies were free) was the absolutely nightmarish artwork of Eric York, who was listed in the masthead of issue #6 as "Editor, Layout, and Supreme Dictator For Life." His artwork, which often displayed a distinct Lovecraftian bent, graced every cover, and Eric would also do comic strips and/or centerspreads inside.

I believe this is Eric's Myspace page.


Click on any image for a closer look.

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