Comic artist Brian Walsby could be the Jack T. Chick of American hardcore punk and the shaggy tendrils that came out of it — except instead of dropping tiny religious comic books preaching hellfire and eternal damnation, Brian documents the ethics of the non-conformist in a straightforward manner. His dissections of scene foibles are hilarious. I learned about 9 of my 10 favorite hardcore bands from him, mostly by reading the flyers and T-shirts in his artwork. A few hundred years ago he sent me tapes jammed with rare stuff by Positive Action, his band Scared Straight, Blast!, Corrosion of Conformity, Scream, and the great NC band Subculture.

His new book Manchild 2 just came out — check it out at Brian’s site.


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