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Cuneiform Press: Strong, Silent Type
There are people who make what are called zines.

4:30PM Fri. May. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Beef Sumo Needs Your Help!
“The stop-motion version of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance cackles and prances with a Tim Burton-esque dark glee. As its narrator dulcets his best Boris Karloff, this two-and-a-half minute ‘work in progress’ roars to life with its star Batmobiling it down to the danceteria on a twangy crest of Shadowy Men From a Shadowy Planet surftones.”

4:20PM Fri. May. 1, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

They've Gone and Monofonus'd the ATX Again!
We'd never suggest that everything that's issued by big corporate publishers is crap.

1:00PM Mon. Jan. 19, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Specht Speaks!
This week sees the release of Migratory Animals, the debut novel of local author Mary Helen Specht in which a scientist doing research in Nigeria is called home to Austin to help her sister cope with a medical crisis. In conjunction with her Jan. 20 appearance at BookPeople, the Chronicle talked to Specht about her writing process.

10:00AM Thu. Jan. 15, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Help Corey Mitchell’s Family
As the family and friends of local author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder Corey Mitchell gather today to mourn his loss, an online fundraising campaign has been launched to help his wife Audra and their two daughters, Emma and Sabrina.

4:00PM Tue. Nov. 4, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Remembering Corey Mitchell
Your first instinct is that it’s some mistake, maybe a really misguided Internet prank. You’d just talked to him the night before – texted that morning. It can’t be true.

3:33PM Fri. Oct. 31, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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RIP Corey Mitchell
Reports began to arrive early this afternoon that Corey Mitchell, the true-crime author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder, had suffered a heart attack this morning outside Emo’s and subsequently died mere hours after the second annual event had concluded.

8:10PM Mon. Oct. 27, 2014, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival: Monsterator Keith Graves
Monstrous! The Chronicle’s cover story on Keith Graves now tolls 13 summers past. When author and subject met last month for the first time since then, the latter confirmed his 4-year-old twins of the piece are now sizing up colleges. “Both draw well,” he says. His Texas Book Festival entry Saturday, The Monsterator, goes one step beyond.

12:20PM Thu. Oct. 23, 2014, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Putting the Austin Into Wizard World Austin
Wizard World, the traveling celebration of all things geek, wondrous, collectible and nerdy, arrives in Austin today. But aside from all the Hollywood names, wrestling legends, and heavy-hitting comics icons, there's some Austinites heading up the programming. Here's a quick guide for some local names that you may not want to miss.

5:36PM Thu. Oct. 2, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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