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Johnny America Issue 4 Release Party

Bourgeois Pig

Issue No. 4 of Lawrence's Johnny America, "A Magazine of Fiction, Humor & Miscellany," will be celebrated with chili and rice (to be served at 7:30 p.m.) and the company of others who appreciate fiction, humor and miscellany. In this modern age of internets and fleeting attentions, it is good and right that the age-old art of zine craft be celebrated. The cover price for this individually crafted ware (hand-bound by a piece of golden thread within a glorious silk-screened card stock cover) is $4.00, or $4.75 if you're Canadian. The benefits reaped from said ware, however, are-need we even say-priceless.From Johnny: This issue features forty pages of short short fiction and humor. Jeffrey S. Callico, Emily Lawton, Dave Gunn, Chris Kilgore, Jonathan Holley, Ian Spiridigliozzi, Kyle Sundby, Rob Burke, Thomas O'Connell, Writer X., Ilyse Mimoun, and Chris Morgan contribute new stories.The imitation parchment cover sports an illustration by Patrick Giroux depicting Johnny sailing the ocean in a boat fashioned from newspaper. Stephanie Wakefield, convicted shoplifter and intramural basketball champion, contributes a handful of very small illustrations. As usual, the binding is hand-sewn.We hope to see you at the party, but understand that last-minute flights and ocean voyages can be difficult to book due to heightened security measures -- we apologize for the late notice.Copies can be ordered from, or picked up (in about a month) at one of the fine retailers who stock us:Melbourne: StickyChicago: Quimby'sBloomington: Boxcar BooksLawrence: Love Garden SoundsBaltimore: Atomic BooksKansas City: Prospero'sNYC: Bluestockings Books, Labyrinth BooksFondly,The Moon Rabbit Drinking Club & Benevolence Society


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