Burn Collector Fourteen

Overview

Truth, trouble, and everyman blues are the themes of the essays in this collection. Whether battling the cops in Chicago, chronicling the frenetic nervous breakdown of city life, spilling the secret truth of all religions, or talking comics and punk shows, Al Burian does so with class, humor, and a timeless feel for language. Heavily illustrated, dense with stories, and ripped right from the headlines of Burian's hard, hilarious, rowdy life, this edition is sure to entertain.

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Overview

Truth, trouble, and everyman blues are the themes of the essays in this collection. Whether battling the cops in Chicago, chronicling the frenetic nervous breakdown of city life, spilling the secret truth of all religions, or talking comics and punk shows, Al Burian does so with class, humor, and a timeless feel for language. Heavily illustrated, dense with stories, and ripped right from the headlines of Burian's hard, hilarious, rowdy life, this edition is sure to entertain.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Burian is one of our generation's great storytellers, a wily and insightful observer of the human condition.”  —Davy Rothbart, Found magazine

"This pocket-sized ion comes bearing full scale ideas that I read as a call to the Brave New Artists who will push the medium forward in the years to come. This is powerful and essential reading. Grade A+."  —Poopsheet

"If you have read Burn Collector before, then you already know that Al is a really talented writer and artist. . . . This issue of Burn Collector is particularly heavy with comics and art, hallelujah!"  —Randy Spaghetti

"While Burian’s near-poetic true life tales have long been the selling point of his sporadic publication, there’s a clear joy in the seeming abandon with which the author culled together the rather dissonant approaches into a single volume. . . . All the while, however, the pieces are supplemented with Burian’s own crudely-drawn strips, sometimes complimenting the text, and other times simply playing out as their own contextual tangents."  —Daily Cross Hatch

"Best issue ever, the epic comix will expand your cortex."  —Roctober

"Many of you either know Al Burian from his columns in the now deceased Punk Planet or his great band Milemarker. You should also know him for Burn Collector. This is the 14th ion. A personal zine often gets too personal and doesn't offer insight. Al Burian shows you how to do it right giving great insight to the things that matter most to him."  —410Media

"Al Burian’s Burn Collector zine has been one of my favorite reads since I first came across it several years ago. It doesn’t come out often and each issue is a surprise. . . . Generally, Burn Collector reflects on a myriad of topics that are fairly blasé’ by everyday standards. But there’s a stream-of-conscious sort of way they are written about that asks much broader questions, looks at things from a skewed angle, and comes up with some really clever insights."  —Hanging Like a Hex

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934620052
  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Burn Collector Series
  • Edition description: Fourteenth Edition, None
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Burian has published two collections of his zines: Burn Collector and Natural Disaster.

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