Join us on Sunday, November 17th at 7 pm for an event with Aaron Cometbus! For the first time in Canada, the renowned zine writer will read from his work, following an on-stage interview by Montreal zinester Jeff Miller (Ghost Pine). Cometbus is one of the most popular and longest running zines in the world and Aaron's distinctive narrative style and unique perspective on punk culture have won him a devoted readership.
Photo: Chrissy Piper
Aaron has been publishing his fanzine, Cometbus, since 1981. Originally a showcase for California basement punk bands, Cometbus grew with its editor to incorporate a whole range of contradictory qualities. Over the years, there have been audio issues, comics issues, sociological studies, and oral histories, but all with the same loving scrutiny of punk culture and other underground communities.
Cometbus is perhaps best known for Aaron’s own prose. He is also the author of several novels and short story collections published in the US and France. He has received no prizes, but was recently pleasantly surprised to find a sandwich named after him at a Virginia cafe. Aaron lives in New York and is currently attempting career suicide by working on a collection of poetry.
About our host: Jeff Miller started writing and publishing the autobiographical Ghost Pine Fanzine in 1996 while growing up in the suburbs of Ottawa. His first book, Ghost Pine: All Stories True, was published in 2010. He lives in Montreal and has given readings at punk shows and book stores across North America.
Sunday, November 17 at 7 pm! 211 Bernard Ouest!