i started the thing as a sort of protest against the new poster ban in seattle (back in 94). the challenge was for people to hang pages from the zine on telephone poles, because they weren't POSTER, they were MAGAZINE PAGES (not that the law would understand, but it was a loophole). the way it turned out was that collectors snapped them up and nobody ever saw them much. after about five issues , the club decided that spending the $200 a month on the printing costs (1000 copies copies $200 was too much?) they dumped the idea. too bad, i had jacob lawrence lined up to do one for the next month.
you have the very first one, which is also the rarest. the initial run was 1/2 the size of the next issue and then it was increased again after that. there were five issues of that poster 'zine thing. also, subsequent issues had more posters in them than the first one, ususally a whole signature more. one of them had twice as many as the first one. so, you got a good'n. i have only two copies of that one (because moe only gave me five). i guess jeffy has a big stack of them somewhere, though.
there was a VERY small run made for posting, but i never got any of them. if you want to find a copy of the "non-newsprint' poater, i wish you luck. lord knows i have never gotten my hands on any. moe was real bad about that stuff. i was often lucky to get a single copy of one of my posters for them. moe taught me to get my samples at the prnter and not from the client.
gen may be a 'weird dude', but he's an extremely important 'weird dude'. he started so many balls rolling that it's hard to count. he doesn't get much credit for his innovative thinking because he's such a 'weird dude'.
he's begun making music again. he's in a band with a friend of mine on drums. can't wait to see what happens next.