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The morbid summer newsletter

WANT A PIECE OF MORBID CURIOSITY?

The look of Morbid Curiosity magazine was defined by underground and outsider artists.  Drawing from punk rock collage, Goth fashion design, and fine arts photography, the magazine’s illustrators explored the inevitability of decay, especially the beauty of the skull beneath the skin.

Morbid Curiosity editor Loren Rhoads has gathered prints, photographs, collages, and original artwork to showcase some of her favorite images from magazine and the book Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues:  True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Usual. Featured artists include Dorian Katz, R. Samuel Klatchko, M. Parfitt, Erik Quarry, Suzanne Dechnik, Mike Hunter, Chris Schnapp, Hugues Leblanc, and Timothy Renner.

Art from Morbid Curiosity magazine and Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues will be on display and for sale during June at The Borderlands Cafe, 870 Valencia Street in San Francisco (between 19th and 20th Streets).

Join us for the opening this Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

 

MORBID CURIOSITY ON STAGE

Curious about snuff films, getting buried in roadkill, or dancing in a bikini bar?  Videos of the staged reading at the Hypnodrome are now live on youtube.  See Morbid Curiosity contributors and members of the notorious Thrillpeddlers read confessions from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.  Search on Morbid Curiosity or friend MorbidLoren at www.youtube.com.

 

BACK FROM THE DEAD AND READY TO PARTY

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual collects 40 stories from the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity.  See what you’ve missed at your local bookstore or online booksellers everywhere.

 

FOR SALE AT AUTOMATISM PRESS

Morbid Curiosity #5 will be the next issue to go out of print.  Only a handful are left!  You can order Morbid Curiosity #5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 for $4 each (US postpaid) via paypal at http://www.charnel.com/morbidcuriosity/morbid_mag.html.

If you live outside the US, contact me and I’ll calculate postage for you.

Also for sale:

Loren’s fiction appears in two chapbooks:  a solo book called ASHES & RUST and a four-person anthology called THE PARAMENTAL APPRECIATION SOCIETY.  These can be ordered for $5 each (US postpaid) via paypal at http://www.charnel.com/automatism/index.html.

Before there was Morbid Curiosity, there was Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect.  A collection of fiction and nonfiction by Morbid Curiosity contributors and underground musicians like Jello Biafra and Debbie of Master/Slave Relationship, the book is available for $5 each (US postpaid) via paypal at http://www.charnel.com/automatism/index.html.

That's all the news for now. Thanks for your attention and support!