A Friendly Game of Poker — Jake Austen of Roctober is the editor of this Chicago Review Press published anthology on neighborhood poker games.


The Baffler — A batch of Hyde Park PhDs put this journal together, smacking The Man across his globular rump on a semiregular basis.


Boob Jubilee — An anthology of past Baffler writings published by W.W. Norton and Co. I have an article in there, somewhere. Yes, it does sound like an erotic dessert, doesn't it?



Book Happy — The editrix of this zine is Donna Kossy, late of Kooks zine, author of Kooks and Strange Creations (both available from Feral House), and a friend. Book Happy covered the strangest books ever to cross a printing press.

Chicago Journal — Local newspaper for which I write. Links to articles of mine that are reprinted on the site may be found on my Samples page.

Chicago Reader — Another local newspaper with a long reach. Free all over the amusement park known as "Chicagoland."


Cop Porn — The Dan Kelly motherlode, I published this mess back in 1997 as my death rattle in the zine world. Essays on dog-eating, cannibalism, sex-crazed nuns, suicide, graverobbing, black metal murder, and similar scatological/death-worshipping crap that fascinated me in my twenties. Contact me if you want to buy a copy.

Feral House — Reading Apocalypse Culture was a flashpoint for me. That's why I was happy to contribute to Apocalypse Culture II.

Gapers Block — Chicago link clearinghouse I occasionally contribute to.

Hogan's Alley — An annual journal devoted to exploring the nooks and crannies of comic history. I wrote up a piece about martial arts course ads in comics of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I might do more for them in the future.

The Imp — Publisher Dan Raeburn is a friend and one of the few talented writers I know—personally or otherwise. A razor-sharp thinker and comics criticism adept, Dan's assessments of Dan Clowes, Jack T. Chick, and Chris Ware leave me feeling much like a boil-assed baboon lazing in the sun, picking nits from my fur and chewing on them. I make an appearance in issue number 3.

In These Times — Lefty magazine for which I've done a single article-length book review.

Loompanics Unlimited — Back when they were still in business, I wrote two articles for their catalog, which later appeared in an anthology called Loompanics Unlimited Conquers the Universe. Check eBay if you're some sort of Dan Kelly completist weirdo. — An list of the Web's strangest, funniest, and most intriguing sites. I haven't submitted anything to them in years. Doesn't look like many of the other contributors do either. Oh well, go check out Metafilter or boingboing instead.

New City — Local free weekly paper here in Chicago.

The Ragtime Ephemeralist — Nepotism reigns, but in this case it's a good thing. My brother-in-law Chris published this biannual journal of articles on ragtime music, following the tweezers approach to research. I'm in the third issue.