Collected here are selections from the first twenty years of Cometbus, including the ultra-rare and embarrassing early issues, plus new intros, notes, and a scrapbook.
Initially a showcase for underground music reviews, Cometbus has evolved to include interviews, essays, short stories, and reader forums. Covering everything from travel adventures to dumpster diving, Cometbus forms a literary soundtrack for the lives of its readers. Despite Everything contains dozens of photos, illustrations, and the best material from the first 48 issues of Cometbus, one of the original punk zines.
“One of the finest examples of self-publishing in the United States today…. [Cometbus] could be the best-loved zine ever.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Cometbus is considered a classic in the subterranean world.” – Time
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Published by Last Gasp