About this project
Chunklet's proud to present its third book and first that is being self-published. Written by the collective staff at Chunklet Magazine (http://www.chunklet.com/) and edited by its founder, Henry Owings, "The Indie Cred Test" is a broadly written and obsessively crafted multi-faceted standardized exam to pick apart the reader and underground culture in general. What's cool? What's not? Did you pass? Does it matter? Of course! You need to maintain your cred to preserve....well, your cred!
Individual exams dissect the readers book shelves along with their DVD and record collection. It's not just about the test subject's lifestyle, it's about where they work, who they know, how they spend their free time, what they put in their body, on their body and who they surround themselves with. Indie cred is serious business. And by "serious" we mean, of course, it's "subject to ridicule" the way only Chunklet can serve it — over ice...with a tongue planted in cheek. Or is it?
Edited by Henry H. Owings
Written by Henry H. Owings, Guion Bentley, Shane Gillis, Chad Baker, John Wenzel, Derek Fricano, Ben Johnson, Vincent Chung, Daniel Del Ben, Adam Oliansky, Michael Faloon, Emerson Dameron, Neil Jendon and Randy Harward
Along with Nick Blakey, Aron Gagliardo, Michael T. Fournier, Jack Teague, John Shields, Alex Koenig, Chris Taylor, Marc Horton, Alex LaRoche, Heath McFarland, Tim Hinely, Benn Ray, BJ Rubin, Mikaila Corday, Gregory Franklin, Jesse Morgan, Chris Brooks, Doug Parsons, George Chen, Steve Haruch, Brian O'Grady, Billy Carter, Don Malkemes, Monica Topping, Dan Hadley, Kip Kelgard, John Cramer, Myke Johns, Matt Soell, Molly Lambert, John Sullivan, Gordon Lamb, Dave McGurgan, Chad LeBlanc, Liz Bustamante, Ethan Stanislawski, Christopher R. Weingarten, Graham Smith, Manny Ponce, Jeffrey Bergstrom, Joe Ehrbar, Dan Norris, Jaron Loggins, Mark Stelmach, Kevin Goldstein, Garth Johnson, Patrick Reed, Andrew Pope, John Kenyon, Eric Rovie, Geoff Johnston, Keith Fracassa, Pete Schreiner, Ryan Patterson, Christian Campagna, Kim Kelly, Leor Galil, Bradford Paluso, Mark Duston, Dave Hofer, Sarah Weston Hayes Owings, Wm. Huntley, Lance Kilby, Patrick Reed, Levi Rubeck, John W. Komdat, Jonathan Beilin, Jonathan Graham Williams, Joe Fazio, Philip Freeman, Meseret Haddis, Joseph Gallagher, Dan Nadolny, Ian Fitzpatrick, Patrick Gough, John White, Matt Armstrong, Seb Roberts, Aaron Turney, Atom Goren, Tom Brookes, Aaron Mullan, Dryw Keltz, Jon Waks, Frank Cassidy, Rob Warmowski, Stoat Mixen, Chris Pacifico, Neil Mahoney, Vern Schley, Ben Blackwell, Steve Birmingham, Ross Morgan, Mike Appelstein, Maryann Marshall, Leonard Pierce, Mike Lavella, Kris Kasperowski, Jeremy deVine, Curt Wells, Ashley Nix and Andrew Pearson
Designed by Aaron Draplin (http://draplin.com/) and Henry H. Owings (http://www.henryowings.com) with Scott Sosebee (http://www.sosebeedesign.com/)
Illustrations by Jesse LeDoux (http://www.LeDouxville.com/site/index.php)
Also! The Toronto band Fucked Up (http://lookingforgold.blogspot.com/) is doing an exclusive record for this release. All that contribute via Kickstarter will get a copy on a special color vinyl available ONLY to people who donate here and here only.
Kickstarter video produced by Newmerica (http://www.youtube.com/user/newmerica)
In an effort to save the environment and postal dollars, donors will receive all items (book, 7", shirt, sweatshirt, etc.) at the same time.