We’re down to the final copies of the print edition of Hoodtown.
Sunday, March 16th, Christa Faust will be signing at the phenomenal Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show in Glendale, CA. This will likely be the final show/event that print editions will be available, so come on out. There will be some sort of special show price announced that day, and a bundle deal with the corresponding Lucha Noir sketchbook, too.
Even though Hoodtown will remain available on the Kindle, the illustrations by Rafael Navarro are exclusive to the print edition, so don’t miss out on owning the definitive version of this mat classic.
Click below for more deets on the superb, wallet-assaulting show, too:
Tags: Christa Faust, Hoodtown
Scored several vintage lotería card sheets recently. I’ll put up 10 or so close-up images at a time for the next several weeks.
No reliable way to know when they were done, but I’m guessing from the roster they are sometime in the 1980s. The paper doesn’t feel old enough to be pre-80′s, and on the other hand there’s a distinct lack of the usual suspects from 90s merch — no Octagon, no Konnan, etc.
The batch had some old schoolers like Dick Angelo, but also some 80s standouts like Lizmark and Cobarde. The rest is a mixed batch of by now obscure names, which is why I pounced in this collection.
Let the poorly printed, off-register-color glory commence!
Founder of Something Weird Video Mike Vraney has passed away, taken too soon by cancer. An invaluable champion of the obscure, forgotten and neglected genre niches in the VHS era, his catalogs were like textbooks for psychotronica, including hordes of Mexican lucha-hero and horror titles that basically provided my foundation in Mexican cinema.
The compilation tapes Viva Santo and His Pals and Mexican Monsters on the March were my bibles, muses, reference and more often than not the background noise while I was working on the early issues of FPU.
Condolences to the family and everyone at SWV…
Thanks Mike, FPU wouldn’t exist without you.
Tags: Something Weird Video
We’ve just put some copies up for sale of the recently released Famous Monsters lucha-themed issue, in case in this world of dying print you can’t find it at a newsstand, or even find a newsstand for that matter…
Just $10, while supplies last.
Tags: Famous Monsters of Filmland