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 Underground comix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Underground comics (or comix) are self-published or small press comic books that sprang up in the US in the late 1960s.
Underground comix reflect the concerns of the 1960s counterculture: experimentation in all things, drug-altered states of mind, rejection of sexual taboos, ridicule of "the establishment." The spelling 'comix' was established to differentiate these publications from mainstream 'comics'.
Although many of the underground artists continued to produce work, the underground comix movement is considered by most historians to have ended by 1980, to be replaced by a rise in independent, non-Comics Code compliant publishing companies in the 1980s and the resulting increase in acceptance of adult-oriented comic books (see alternative comics).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Underground_comics   (608 words)

 Underground comix overview by Lambiek
One of the earliest underground publications was Zap Comix, famous because Robert Crumb published there, and also Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez and S.
As children, the future underground artists were the very people who had been worst hit - they watched their parents tear up their comics collections, or throw them on the playground fires.
One hot spot in the underground comix scene was the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, which was basically a pub with a music hall that attracted many artists, and resulted in publications like 'Armadillo Comix' and 'Austin Stone'.
www.lambiek.net /comics/underground.htm   (1027 words)

 Underground press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This movement borrowed the name from previous underground presses such as the Dutch underground press during the Nazi occupations of the 1940s.
Arguably, the first underground newspaper of the '60s was the Los Angeles Free Press, founded in 1964 and first published under that name in 1965.
During the 1960s and 1970s there were also a number of left political periodicals with some of the same concerns of the underground press.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Underground_press   (1451 words)

 The NarcoSphere || The Underground Press: A Mosaic History
The underground press was born – and it caught on.
The dissolution of the dream and the folding of the Oracle were both important events in the history of the counterculture and the underground press.
The Underground Press Syndicate has repeatedly encountered your brand of political repression in the thin but transparent guise of obscenity, despite the obvious fact that the primary content of Underground Press Syndicate papers is political and social writing.
narcosphere.narconews.com /story/2005/1/23/44032/7253   (3648 words)

 Dutch Underground Press: The British Library Newspaper Library
The originators of the underground press could be found among all groups of the population.
The Dutch underground press inspired many to resist repression, and throughout the Second World War it remained a source of inspiration for a nation suffering a brutal occupation.
The Dutch Underground Press, 1940-1945: Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation Microfiche Collection is a massive collection of 1,831 microfiche of underground material, and it supplies an excellent overview of the extent to which the Dutch resisted German occupation during the Second World War.
www.bl.uk /collections/dup_engl.html   (439 words)

 Approaching the '80s Zine Scene: The Counterculture and the Underground Press
The impetus and idealism that fueled the underground press was the goal of providing another voice, one which was a partisan viewpoint for the emerging counter culture, and its opposition to the corporate and establishment media.
In combination with the underground press the youth movement had decisively carved out an arena of social space within the larger culture that they could claim as their own, a counter culture or a parallel culture that offered an alternative to the dominant values of the establishment.
And finally the importance of the underground press in helping to create, by disseminating visual and written material that helped foster, sustain and network an international movement, and in some of its later manifestations to play an active and participatory role within specific local communities.
www.zinebook.com /resource/perkins/perkins3.html   (685 words)

 Press: Underground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Most of “Underground” takes place in a cellar, where a small group of people huddle to wait out a war that began in 1941 with the German bombing of Belgrade.
A microcosm of the country itself, the people in the cellar are fed a steady diet of fear and hatred until they’re ready to lead the next war.
“Underground” is anything but subtle; Kusturica spoon-feeds the audience his points, as when Marko tells Natalija, “We’re all crazy, we just haven’t been diagnosed yet.” Yet by the time we get to the film’s devastatingly simple conclusion, we’re moved almost beyond tears.
www.anchoragepress.com /archives/document773c.html   (368 words)

 PRESS :: Underground Zero
Every "new" release was, in fact, filmed before September, and that has made for some disconcerting moments in theaters: The World Trade Center appears onscreen, and for five or 10 seconds the audience forgets the movie it's watching and tries to get over the jolt of shock and grief.
Think of Underground Zero as the bridge between the movies in theaters today and the movies we'll be seeing a year from now.
Underground Zero is a chance for audiences and, in a sense, for the art to take some time to breathe, to pause, acknowledge the tragedy and mourn.
www.jayrosenblattfilms.com /undergroundzero/press1.html   (800 words)

 Underground Press in Michigan
The underground press in Michigan rose and declined in a very short time, but for a decade or so, beginning with the founding of The Fifth Estate in 1965, dozens of underground papers were published in virtually every major city in Michigan.
During that turbulent period, the underground press was in the vanguard of public opinion on many of the issues that seemed to threaten the social fabric of the country: Vietnam, drugs, women's liberation, sexual freedom, high school students' rights.
Coverage of these issues in the underground press reflected and influenced the opinions and activities of college and high school students and young workers, a segment of society that had previously been ignored by the establishment media.
www.umich.edu /~bhl/bhl/mhchome/news/undergro.htm   (607 words)

 World Press Institute: UNDERGROUND EXISTENCE for immigrants working in U.S.
With “Underground in Carolina,” we set out to explain why a place like North Carolina, for generations dominated by whites and fls, suddenly was attracting so many Hispanic immigrants.
For “Underground in Carolina,” NandO editors decided that winning the trust of undocumented immigrants was crucial to telling their stories — stories we almost certainly would not get if we insisted on printing complete names.
By the end of the trip, complete strangers – mothers, sisters and young wives – were running up to us in the cobblestone streets with letters to take back to their sons, brothers and husbands in Carolina del Norte.
www.worldpressinstitute.org /glascock.htm   (1164 words)

 Need for Speed: Underground PS2 Cheats Hints Codes Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Press Down, R1(3), R2(3), Square at the main menu.
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www.cheatmasters.com /cheats/12643/Need_for_Speed:Underground.html   (2437 words)

 Azenphony Press :: Table of contents for volume 1
The press was just another chain of corporations acting like a line of skimpily dressed cheerleaders for the boys in grunt green.
It was the AP and UPI of the underground, supplying the counterculture with a wide variety of articles and essays, proofs and spoofs that were read and loved by emerging millions.
In this article, the history of the alternative press from March 1967 to the present is told by Tim Wong, whose own 8 1/2 years of alternative journalism in Madison chronicled the transition from the sixties to the eighties.
www.azenphonypress.com /books/voices1_tcontent.html   (3302 words)

 Microforms Collection, UM Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The collection consists of domestic and foreign underground publications issued between 1963 and 1985.
The Hoover Institution Supplement is comprised of previously missing issues of 88 alternative press titles from the original collection and of 178 entirely new titles.
Underground Press Collection: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection: Hoover Institution Supplement.
www.lib.umd.edu /MICROFORMS/underground_newspapers.html   (221 words)

Early digest of reprints from the underground press, this issue mostly literary, including Burroughs, Ginsberg, McClure, Leary (Oracle interview), John Sinclair, articles from Provo and Avatar, a section of psychedelic drawings, etc. Fore-edge nicked.
"The first underground publications in modern day America were the Village Voice and The Realist" (Glessing, The Underground Press in America).
(UNDERGROUND PRESS) Key early works on the history of the underground press in the U.S. and the U.K. ARMSTRONG, David.
www.flashbackbooks.com /fbb6.html   (1352 words)

 Alternative press Summary
The epithet "underground," however, was largely self-assumed and unmerited, since use of the police power of the state to suppress their publication was seldom if ever threatened, let alone exerted.
Technically a part of the Alternative Press, and definitely one of the purest expressions of the counter-culture Zeitgeist, the underground comic book is actually a separate phenomenon.
It remains to be seen whether the most lasting legacy of the Alternative Press, the disabling of any governing system of courtesy or restraint in public discourse, will turn out to have hastened the end of a nightmare or the beginning of one.
www.bookrags.com /Alternative_press   (1166 words)

 UNDERGROUND website. Thank you for visiting!
With her own band's contributions (Guitars and Panties) and by providing her monthly forum for new and alternative music (Underground), songwriter, music promoter, music publisher and Rock-Babe Chris Bowers is launching a crusade to rehabilitate Hong Kong's popular music scene.
We called the club "The Underground" as the bands we were hoping to promote were mostly exactly that...unknown, and from the underground of the Hong Kong music scene.
The Underground was started by Mike Peart and Chris B. Mike was the founder of the legendary PNS and more recently the Flowers of Babylon.
www.undergroundhk.com /press.html   (1584 words)

 Underground Action Alliance
Here’s a breakdown: freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom to petition.
School-sponsored publications have more restrictions than underground or student-distributed literature because teachers and principals can censor or edit articles they think are obscene or too disruptive.
Underground newspapers or student-distributed literature cannot be banned by school officials just because they don’t like what you say in it.
www.undergroundactionalliance.org /resources.php?r_section=9   (1410 words)

 "Underground Press Leads Way on AIDS Advice"
Underground AIDS newsletters have evolved as the most informative source of information on the disease and have helped bring about radical changes in the United States' health-care system.
The newsletters help people with AIDS stay on top of what is happening in research and medicine.
Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information.
www.aegis.com /news/ads/1991/AD912228.html   (467 words)

 The Underground Press Fights for an Audience
But publishing an underground newspaper was both illegal and logistically impossible, given the government's control of all aspects of daily life and the scarcity of basic supplies.
The charges are ironic: The truth, as Rivero says, is that "members of the independent press spend the majority of each month without enough money to eat." Jobs in Cuba are provided by the state, so when the independent journalists renounced their official positions, they cut themselves off from their livelihood.
Once the search ended, the Democratic Solidarity Party leader was taken to the police unit located at Zapata and C in Vedado, by a lieutenant who did not want to be identified but whose police badge number was 1257.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/undergrndpressackerman.html   (1960 words)

 Polish Underground Press on Warsaw Ghetto Resistance
The resistance of the Jews at the time of the final liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto was not, as some of the Underground press reported, collective resistance indicating a certain change in the attitude of the remaining Jews.
There were Communist printing presses for a long time in the ghetto, there were arms depots and Communist staff groups, and from there Soviet officers directed diversionary actions.
In view of this fact, we may evaluate the Jewish resistance as a positive element, for it caused the premature liquidation of one of the armed positions of the Communists....
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/ghettoresist.html   (336 words)

 My Odyssey Through the Underground Press by Michael Kindman
Kindman was the founder, in December 1965, of The Paper, East Lansing, Michigan's first underground paper and one of the first five members of Underground Press Syndicate.
In early 1968 he joined the staff of Avatar, in Boston, unaware that the large, experimental commune that controlled the paper was a charismatic cult centered on a former-musician-turned-guru named Mel Lyman, whose psychic hold over his followers was then being strengthened and intensified by means of various confrontations and loyalty tests.
In between and afterwords, his first agonizing efforts at coming out; his long humiliating entrapment in Mel Lyman's fascistic Avatar cult in Boston and elsewhere; his career as a home-remodeling contractor; and his fining liberation in the Men's Movement and with the Radical Faeries are dealt with in passionate and often poignant detail.
www.trussel.com /lyman/melpress.htm   (543 words)

 Uncovering the sixties: the life and times of the underground press. - book reviews Washington Monthly - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Uncovering the sixties: the life and times of the underground press.
It would be easy to dismiss the underground press corps of the sixties as a gang of wild-eyed journalistic guerrillas.
As Peck notes, "Underground papers casually labeled tens of millions of Americans "pigs'.' The undergrounders didn't bother with presenting divergent views, confident that they knew so much about their subject that they didn't need to investigate opposing beliefs.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1316/is_v17/ai_3959896   (553 words)

 What's a 'zine'?
Zines and other underground material are generally hard to find or just plain unavailable in stores.
Usually, the most reliable way to get a copy is to ask the publisher to mail it to you, and the most reliable way to find out who to ask is to read Zine World and/or some of the other publications that review the underground press.
The kind of underground publications we review almost never have bank accounts, which means they can't take checks.
www.undergroundpress.org /zines.html   (959 words)

 The Underground Free Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Underground Free Press puts into the hands of everyone in the community, show listings, band info, and all available information of the local music scene.
The Underground Free Press is the perfect place for our local bands to publicly announce CD releases, upcoming shows, and otherwise important news and events.
The Underground Free Press is an asset to lovers of music, young and old.
theundergroundfreepress.com   (166 words)

 CRL - Underground Press
This set complements the "Underground and Alternative Press" and "The Left in Britain" collections by offering contemporary "grass-roots" and radical literature published in Britain.
This set supplements UMI's Underground newspaper collection by adding missing issues and other titles from the holdings in the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
This is a collection of underground newspapers originally compiled by the Underground Press Syndicate.
www.crl.edu /content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=54   (285 words)

 Alternative Press Center's Collection in Microfilm
It was the era of the Vietnam War, of opposition to corporate America and its power, of questioning and rejecting traditional values.
UMI is now distributing the University of Missouri--Columbia Underground Press Collection as a supplement to its holdings.
The Underground Press Collection is a valuable record of radical thought and counterculture opinion,relevant to the study of history, education, literature, journalism, sociology, law, psychology, and other subjects.
www.altpress.org /umi.html   (314 words)

 Zine World: A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press - ZineWiki - the history and culture of zines, independent media ...
Zine World: A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press is an independent publication which covers independent and underground media.
The magazine was launched as Zine World in the 1990s by Doug Holland as a more opinionated alternative to Factsheet Five, but has continued publishing since its larger competitor's disappearance in 1998.
It was once widely decried (in its own letters section, on the Usenet group alt.zines, and elsewhere) for running gratuitously negative reviews (particularly from departed contributor Joe Gallo), but is now less controversial.
zinewiki.com /index.php?title=Zine_World   (235 words)

 The Underground Press
It has been quite a slow week for Underground Press.
Tweeq, our full-time writer is out of town and I could only update the site with 1 new article in the Commentaries section.
In our previous update we introduced a new section called "Girls Of The Underground Press" which is located in the Other section.
www.geocities.com /undergroundpress2002   (282 words)

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