Ben "Snakepit" White draws his life every day in three comic panels. This book collects the years 2001-2003 and follows his participation in the heavy metal band, the Sword, up to the invitation to join the punk rock band J Church. His punk-influenced comic memoirs focus on every day, no matter how uneventful, in order to find the deeper meaning in the seemingly mundane. It is one of the few unintentional and revealing cultural studies of punk rock lifestyles. As Jimmi Payne summarizes in Punk Zine, "Patterns emerge and story arcs materialize and years of common actions load into a highly concentrated snapshot that wakes you up to the ongoing machinations of life beyond your present day."
"Every three-panel daily entry has a song-and-artist slug (e.g., 'Beat on the Brat--Ramones') as epigram more than title and very often begins or ends at a rock show. [...] Perhaps Snakepit's life is in a rut, but he's basically happy, especially when he has a girlfriend, and what he records simultaneously with his own adventures is a bohemian, or lumpen bohemian, scene healthier and miles less pretentious than, say, Verlaine and Rimbaud's Parisian niche or the Beats' conclaves in Paris and San Francisco." --Ray Olson, "Booklist "
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.88 x 14.94 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 10