Negative Capability is a paper zine that has been sporadically published since 1998. The new issue has been in production for almost six years now and it's almost ready for the printer. It is 68 full-sized pages, all of it designed in color using all of the skills I have learned from 20 years in pre-press and a lifetime of writing. In order to do the kind of work that is truly free of commercial restraints, there are no ads, no compromises, no models, no subscriptions and absolutely nothing that your parents would approve of. I plan to finish the final editing and proofreading and then send it to a printer. All money raised would go directly to the printer so that the zine can be printed offset, like all previous issues have been. There are free samples of the upcoming issue as well as back issues available at http://www.negcap.com. You can also contact me directly by sending an e-mail to josh[at]negcap.com.
Most of your questions can be answered by either this copy or by the video, but if you still have questions, feel free to post your question or comment in the appropriate section. As you can see from the video, I strive to do professional level work with absolutely no money. The video and the zine took a long time to produce but the only cost was our time and energy.
Here's what you will find in Negative Capability #5, coming in 2010.
The Pinnacle of Cynical [editorial that brings you up to date]
On Breeding (in 2 parts):
Dumber Than a Dog and My Name is Not Nick [since the last issue I had 2 kids]
Did You Know????? [true facts that will delight and amuse]
Callback [inside jokes]
The Greatest Movies You've Never Seen [my survey of some great unknown movies]
The Dickstein Chronicles: Our Love Was a Living Thing and I Killed It [my friend John Dickstein sends me crazy letters about his messed up life and I put it all together into a cohesive narrative]
Putting on a Tit Show [a discussion about how seeing cleavage can help you live longer]
Are You Homophobic? [a very funny quiz that can help you identify your own sexuality]
Menage a Mini-Rant™ [all-new Mini-Rants™ from me, my wife and our friend Natasha]
Beating the Horse that Has Already Died [settling scores and beating down the deserving]
Karoshi: Book 2 [detailing my horrible work experiences]
Fuck Rick Springfield [Seriously. Fuck him.]
A.D.D. Movie Reviews [very short reviews of movies, there's a sample in the video]
How to Jew a Dime Out of a Nickel: A Public Service (it's ok, I am Jewish, it's a humor zine, remember?) [a very useful article about how to make your money go further]
Robbing Charity [an essay wherein I admit things that most people would afraid to think, much less print in a zine]
Novel Ambitions [a few chapters of a novel, a short story and the literary analysis]
Reader Mail (the best 2 letters I got in the last 5 years)
Plus Lots More
If I end up exceeding my goal, I will add pages in color and up the print run so I can make more copies.
- (68 days)