“He isn’t is he?” She thought to himself as Jed reached into his trousers and grabbed his balls, ignoring the Community Support Officer Simon Banks pleas to the contrary. “His is. He’s going to give Banks a lapdance.”
We at Voodoo are pleased to announce that the first issue of our paper zine is now available. After a year or so of supporting the best of underground culture on this very blog, the next logical step was to produce a physical version. To be in charge of the visual side, we recruited Smut of Msfac Radical Arts, and got to work with a pile of images, some scissors and glue in Smut’s Dickensian studio space (in this case, “Dickensian” = cold and dilapidated).
All of the layout and images were made via old fashioned collage, not out of any snooty need to be “old school”, but because we liked the results, and if it makes us a little more unique, then so be it.
Words wise, Voodoo Digest 1 features unpublished and published pieces from both the main Voodoo contributors Guy Hirst and Johnny Kowalski. Guy Hirsts’ contributions include several unseen prose pieces as well as a new interview with Birmingham based singer Call Me Unique. This issue also includes the first ever piece of published fiction from Johnny Kowalski in the form of an except from his short story “Tommy and Muppet” ,which is where the quote at the top of the page comes from. Also from Johnny Kowalski is an unpublished piece on the legendary Birmingham club night House Of God, featuring interviews from some of the key organisers. Material already published on the internet includes the John Doran interview and the X Factor rant.
Cheers, please support our zine!
Johnny K x