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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

This week Matt pulls some rarities out of the vault to make the scums and punks drool. Intro song: STENGTE DØRER ...

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MRR Radio #1586 • 12/3/17

On this week's MRR Radio, Rob goes ballistic for late '70s and early '80s Bloodstains punk rock from around the ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we ...

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MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

“[...] Elvis gives them a short speech about the death pangs that humanity must go through in order to reach ...

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

Another fuct up Rotten Ron and Horrrible Halitosis Punker Power Hour. Intro song: DRUGCHARGE - Husk Rotten Ron fucks it up so you ...

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MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Emma Kohlmann


March 22nd, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Emma Kohlmann from Northampton, Mass.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I’ve self-published over 25 different zines. Album art and T-shirts for Hoax (first 7” insert and poster in last LP), Natural Law, Rabbit Rabbit, and Psychic Blood. Label art for Caught on Tape, the Thurston Moore/John Moloney duo. Comic for NUTS! fanzine. Collaborated with poets such as Joe Sulier and Chelsea Hodson.

What are some of your artistic influences?
Shunga (Japanese erotic wood cuts), R. Crumb, The Fountain of the World by Jan Fabre, Ann Sexton.

Musical influences?
Motown, Neil Young, Lil Kim, Ivy, and Discharge demos.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
When I draw with brush pens, it’s mostly about the condensing of lines on a page. I have many different modes of creating, this way is much more expressive and loose.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I am pretty involved in the punk/underground community in Western Mass. Bands like Chemiplastica, Cherry Love, Gluebag and Gay Mayor are some close friends. Some friends help run a DIY space called the Flywheel. Feeding Tube records puts out some amazing things. I helped my friend Jenna Weingarten run a small gallery in a storage space called Headquarters, where we curated a show called the Enlargement Show with over 80 artists involved nationally and internationally. The walls and ceilings were cover with some of the best underground artists. I collaborate with friends frequently; some of my faves are Nina Hartmann, Sara Abruña, and Sonya Sombreuil Cohen.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Work, Work, Work.

Check out more from Emma at emmakohlmannart.tumblr.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Heather Benjamin


March 21st, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Heather Benjamin from Providence, Rhode Island.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I’ve mostly put out my own zines, but have also made some shirts and prints of my own work as well as done a lot of flyer/poster and record/tape/t-shirt artwork for different bands. I guess the two main things I’ve had published are the Sad Sex book, put out by Desert Island in 2012, which is a paperback collection of the ten issues of my zine Sad Sex which I self-published for several years before the book came out, and Exorcise Book, a collection of about 70 of my drawings published by A Bolha, which is an imprint out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Both those books are sold out now, but I think we might be printing a second edition of Exorcise Book this year.

What are some of your artistic influences?
I love the underground comix of the ’70s, things like Zap, Young Lust, and especially Wimmen’s Comix, pretty much anything put out by Last Gasp. Lately I’ve been really obsessed with the old sappy romance comics from the ’50s/’60s. I am totally obsessed with the artists Virgil Finlay and Leonor Fini. But, of course, probably some of the biggest influences on me in the last few years have been Japanese artists like Suehiro Maruo, Junji Ito, King Terry…I didn’t grow up looking at these artists, I’d never heard of them until just a few years ago, but discovering them after already having started to learn towards some sort of similar content/a similar aesthetic and getting to look into them more has been huge.

Musical influences?
I love old psychedelic Bollywood music, I think that’s been the majority of what I’ve been listening to lately…Soul music forever, X, Merle Haggard, Vom, the Catch A Wave comp…I can’t stop buying Mississippi Records tapes and I just got really heavy into Sheer Mag…

How would you describe your style of drawing?
That’s a tough one, I don’t know. I think they’re pretty self-explanatory. Personal, line-heavy, drippy…

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I’m not in any bands, but the house I live at in Providence now has shows in our basement, so I guess I’ve been sort of involved in that, and have made a couple flyers for the house and other shows in Providence since I’ve moved here…I recently did a shirt for Impalers, from Austin, collaborated with Alex Heir on the record design for Stoic Violence’s Chained release, and drew the tour poster for the Raw Distractions (Tokyo) east coast tour in April, as well as the artwork for the most recent cassette tape release by Virusse, a friend’s solo project here in Providence. But recently, I’ve been just focusing on working more on my own stuff, rather than picking up commission work for other people.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Right now I’m just working (really slowly) on a few different zine and book projects, as well as on images for a portfolio of color prints that’s being put out for me. I’m making work for shows, but that feels less important right now than trying to teach myself some new tricks and maybe move into different territory, so there hasn’t been a lot of instant gratification lately, but that’s okay. I also just learned how to animate last year and have only made one animation so far but totally love doing it, so I’m hoping to get some more of that done this year and think about ways of releasing that, maybe a VHS release or something.

Check out more from Heather at heather-benjamin.tumblr.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Grimoire


March 20th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Grimoire from Napier, New Zealand.

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What are your main publishing projects?
This year I published my first zine. Aside from that I have taken part in a bunch of group exhibitions and a solo show. I have done a few T-shirt and flyer designs this year, including a couple for Poison City Records in Melbourne (a great label!)

What are some of your artistic influences?
I have only recently been reading more comics and graphic novels but I really like Daniel Clowes, the Preacher series and Charles Burns.

Musical influences?
Morrissey, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, the Smith Street Band, doom/sludge bands, D-beat and post-punk.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Lowbrow, uneducated and sometimes grubby.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I used to play in bands in Wellington and went to a lot of hardcore shows in my early twenties. I smashed my head open seeing Terror, Evil Priest and Tried For Treason one time. Now I’m too old and would rather stand at the back of the bar in relative safety.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
More comics and more band work. I love working with bands I like who are on the same wavelength; it makes it much more fulfilling and easy to come out with something half-decent. I also want to eventually put together a children’s book.

Check out more from Grimoire at grimoire666.tumblr.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Emma Maatman


March 20th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Emma Maatman from Los Angeles.

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What are your main publishing projects?
Catholic Spit – A Pact With the Devil LP and the Generacion Suicida split 7”, Deadbeat – Demo 2014, pretty much everything in the Kent State catalog. I did a shirt for Toxic Holocaust a while back, and a logo for Joel Grind’s record label, Acid Rat. I’ve done logos for other small labels like Paranoid Futures, Bad Touch Records, and Casino Trash Records. And I do illustrations for LA Record fairly often.

What are some of your artistic influences?
Charles Burns and Shintaro Kago (obviously), Daniel Clowes, Mike Diana, Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, Michael Deforge, Suehiro Maruo, etc.

Musical influences?
As far as the drawing I did for this issue, I was pretty much listening to The Gun Club the whole time.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Pulpy. Dark. Too many lines.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
Synth for Catholic Spit (though we are currently on hiatus) and I play organ/sing in a new doom band called Taarkus.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Dying alone.

Check out more from Emma at www.emmamaatman.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.



MRR Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Craoman


March 19th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Craoman from Marseille, France.

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What are your main publishing projects?
I publish books with le Dernier Cri, the last one is called Ears Crisis. It’s a comic about two tours I went on with bands across Eastern Europe.

What are some of your artistic influences?
All the weird things around the world: Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Mike Diana, T. Nemoto, N. Maruo, T. Ott.

Musical influences?
I stopped going to hardcore shows when my friends from Youssouf Today stopped playing. I’m now more into punk noise like Bastard, Cop Shoot Cop, A.H. Kraken, Arab on Radar, and Doomsday Students.

How would you describe your style of drawing?
The reality with the eyes closed.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I’m making covers for Ape’s Unit in Italy and Besoin Dead in Paris.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
I’m finishing an 80-page comic about three teenagers involved in a Neo-Nazi skinhead gang. It’s called Breizh Skins.

Check out more from Craoman at craoman.tumblr.com.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.