1976-2007. Item #ANT134
Punk Magazine was a fanzine started by cartoonist John Holmstrom (b. 1954) and Legs McNeil (b. 1956) in 1976 that showcased the New York punk rock scene. The term “punk” was previously used by Creem Magazine to describe the kind of music that was developing parallel to the excessive arena rock bands that developed following the late 1960’s. Punk Magazine came out just as The Velvet Underground, MC5, and Iggy & The Stooges had broken up but just in time for The Ramones, The Dictators, and Television. Using photographs taken by staff photographers Roberta Bayley and Bob Gruen among others, the magazine’s layout was like a comic book, with panels overlaid with text bubbles. After fifteen issues, the publication came to an end in 1979. John Holmstrom would go on to publish several other underground comic magazines including Stop! and Comical Funnies and was a regular contributor to High Times. The John Holmstrom & Punk Magazine Lot contains an entire run of the original Punk Magazine as well as the D.O.A. Film Book and the revived Punk issues of the 2000s. Also included is a complete run of Stop! and Comical Funnies, Holmstrom’s comic-focused publications and S.V.A. publications that he contributed too. This lot also contains an original ticket and poster to the Punk Magazine Awards in 1978 that were overshadowed by the death of Nancy Spungen, allegedly, at the hands of Sid Vicious just a few nights prior. Punk Magazine John Holmstrom, ed. 4to, staplebound. Punk, No. 1. January, 1976 Punk, No. 2. March, 1976 Punk, No. 3. April, 1976 Punk, No. 4 July, 1976 Punk, No. 5 August, 1976 Punk, No. 6 October, 1976 Punk, No. 7 February, 1977 Punk, No. 8 March, 1977 Punk, No. 10 Summer, 1977 Punk, No. 11 October/November, 1977 Punk, No. 12 January, 1978 Punk, No. 14 May/June, 1978 Punk, No. 15 July/August, 1978 Punk, No. 16, March/April, 1979 Punk, No. 17, May/June, 1979 Punk: Special Edition – D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage The Official Film-book, April, 1981 Punk, Vol.2, No. 0, Winter, 2001 Punk, Vol. 1, No 19, 2007 Punk, Vol. 1, No. 20, 2007 Punk, Vol. 1, No. 21, 2007 Punk, No. 6 October, 1976 b/w original mock-up page Punk, No. 15, July/August, 1978 b/w original mock-up page Punk Magazine blank letterhead page. Punk: The Original, 1996 John Holmstrom, ed. New York: Trans-High Corporation. First Edition. Softcover. 128pp. 8vo. (11 x 8 ½ in.) Excellent condition. This anthology trade collects highlights from the early issues of Punk Magazine. Punk Magazine 1979 Calendar 12 pages along top. (14 x 8 ½ in.) In good condition. Punk Magazine Awards Ceremony Poster, October 13th, 1978 (17 x 11 in.) Screen-printed poster with original ticket for event. Rarely seen, this promotional advert for the First Annual Punk Magazine Awards Ceremony invited its viewers to attend the ill-fated event on October 13, 1978 at New York's Club Hollywood, a short-lived punk venue in the East Village. The event itself was dramatically altered by the violent murder of Nancy Spungen by British punk rocker Sid Vicious the night before. But despite the tragedy, the night went on and attracted the likes of Lou Reed, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Harvey Keitel, and Malcolm McClarren, culminating in the inaugural party at the famed Mudd Club. Punk: The Original double-sided advertisement for anthology [Sid Vicious cover], 1996 (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Fine condition. Double-sided, full-color advertisement promoting the collected Punk Magazine published by Trans-High Corporation. Punk: The Original double-sided advertisement for anthology [Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious cover], 1996 (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Fine condition. Double-sided, full-color advertisement promoting the collected Punk Magazine published by Trans-High Corporation.