The Budget Press Review #5 is my expressive arts therapist's attempt to manage my manic schizophrenia and anxiety disorder. Budget Press is a one man operation, where I get to do whatever I want, but to truly purge the demons in my soul I need a little help from my friends, and they have not disappointed. Bisexual cuckolding. Speed-freaks stealing porn and olive oil. Parental guilt over a dead child. Laughing penguins and bleeding ears. Alice falling down the hole with booze and mushrooms. Loser musician boyfriends. Oral sex on LSD. Fun stuff!! And I can't wait to get all this out to you!!!!
The Budget Press Review #5 is a collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art. Budget Press has existed in various incarnations both online and in print since 1995, and has published over thirty chapbooks and zines with writers and artists from all over the US and Europe. In the past, all Budget Press publications were hand made with the help of a copy machine, but the Budget Press Review #5 will be made by a professional printer. The size will be 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, or half-page size. The front and back cover will be slick magazine-style full color, as will the the inside covers. There will also be four full color art pages.
Michael Andre lives in NYC and is the founder and editor of the literary endeavor Unmuzzled Ox. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmuzzled_OX
Stephen T. Brophy is the LA triple threat: writer/performer/sociopath. He produces TV for a living, and has been a founding member of no less than five and no more than six sketch comedy groups. He has many projects in various states of incompletion.
Kevin L. Donihe has written the bizzaro novels Space Walrus (forthcoming), House of Houses, Night of the Assholes, The Traveling Dildo Salesman and others while holed up in Tennessee. bizarrocentral.com/312-2/kevin-l-donihe
Kelly McClure lives in Brooklyn and is the Music Editor for VICE. She has previously been published by Bust, Thought Catalog, The Hairpin, and she started it all with Budget Press. vice.com/author/kelly-mcclure
Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman is a Fellow for the Society of Humanities at Cornell U., and is the editor of the Sounding Out! blog on sound and culture at soundstudiesblog.com.
Patrick Killpatrick Strong is a writer, comedian and musician from Rivercide, California. When he’s not drunk and running for city council, he can be found in various venues making people uncomfortable with what he considers comedy. He has been published in Fuse, Temp-Slave, IE Weekly, and Hitlist among others. He can be found at facebook.com/patrick.k.strong, rivercide.com or at the La Bodega liquor store on Central Ave.
johnnie b. baker is the editor/publisher of Budget Press. budgetpress.net
Daino is a Southern California graphic artist and editor/publisher of Plastic Water, which can be found at plasticwater.us
Alina Fox is a Vermont artist, writer and farmer whose work can be found at cowbird.com/author/alina-fox.
Crystal Powell is a San Diego surrealist oil painter who specializes in a world filled with imagination and enchantment guaranteed to leave you with a story and a smile. You can see her work at indirecteffectsart.com.
Philip Taylor is a Santa Barbara-based artist and musician, first in the band Volta do Mar and most recently, oso street outreach. thebandoso.com
How am I going to be paying for this? Right here on Kickstarter! Every cent of every order will be spent exclusively on printing and shipping costs. All other ancillary costs I will bear personally. The review will be available for purchase online as a pdf or other means of conveyance as well as by hard copy through the mail. All hard copies not purchased and sent through the mail will be distributed in the traditional Budget Press manner; they will be dropped off for free at various cafes, book stores, or any other boheme-type gathering place that I happen upon in my travels. Thus San Diego and Southern California will be covered well, as well as wherever I may go over the rest of the year.
ETA August 2012
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