Colliding ideas to see what happens.
Forty years after the heyday of the alternative press, renowned comics writer Alan Moore is launching the 21st century’s first underground magazine from his home town of Northampton, a community that is right at the geographical, political and economic heart of the country; one which has half its high street boarded up and is at present dying on its arse, just like everywhere else. With comics, articles, art, and more, Dodgem Logic sets out to provide a splash of subterranean exotica in a bleached-out cultural and social landscape.
Regular columnists provide delicious, inexpensive recipes, wide-ranging medical advice, simple instructions for creating stylish clothing and accessories from next to nothing, guides to growing your own dinner by becoming a guerrilla gardener, and, in the first of Dave (The Self- Sufficient- ish Bible) Hamilton’s environmental columns, a bold experiment in living with no money. Not only seeking to give practical advice on getting through a rough stretch, Dodgem Logic is also committed to brightening the world with the astonishing cartoon-work of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Kevin O’Neill or that of underground legend Savage Pencil; the musings of Father Ted, The IT Crowd and Black Book’s own Graham Linehan or of the nation’s sweetheart, the implacably positive Josie Long. In addition to a variously-hosted women’s column launched by Lost Girls co-creator and underground cartoon artist Melinda Gebbie, Alan Moore is himself contributing a lead feature on the history of underground subversive publishing from its origins in the thirteenth century.
Includes audio CD with 30 years of Northampton music, including tracks by The Jazz Butcher and David J of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets.. Color. 44 pages.