Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, October 1973. $25

(PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LOW GRADE, READER COPY. COMIC HAS TORN PAGES, MARKINGS, WEAR & TEAR...MEANT TO BE ENJOYED, NOT COLLECTED).

These old Interview Magazines are really a treasure. The amount of creative innovation and care that takes place within these pages is - really immense. With something like this, you see what a world would look like where the media cared as much about the underground as it did the mainstream, and if anything, leaned more towards the underground! Cited as a key influence by V. Vale in launching Search and Destroy, the interviews and content in these magazines are really a revelation - just real good, juices-flowing conversationalism. Another thing that’s great about these is that, like early Comics Journals, they really give the reader something to bite, chew, and argue with, unlike the spell that has cast itself on most mainstream interviews of today, which serve primarily to juice up the interviewee’s ego, sell something, or simply exist out of sheer boredom and can only mildly satiate sheer boredom for a couple of minutes, until the information fades out of the readers head for all eternity, never to be rediscovered again. Not here - the wisdom found here will linger in your head and probably profoundly affect the way you create, consume, and even exist. Absolutely recommended, especially for anyone interested in creating and understanding print media.

Features interviews with Patti Smith, Don Murray, Danny Styles, and more… As well as articles by Jamaica Kincaid, conceptual interviews of celebrities by Linda Abrams, and archival book and movie reviews galore. -review by Floyd Tangeman