Visual Vitriol Kicks 2011 Summer Tour! Austin July 16th!

This Is Art: Play Your Part! Thank you Austin and Domy Books!

Domy Books in Austin, TX hosted a Visual Vitriol release party, where I was joined by fanzine editor John SlateĀ  (Control Rat X), Jeff Smith from the Hickoids, and Bob Weber from Really Red. The audience also featured a member of the Negroes and other historic locals as well!

From left to right: Russell Etchen, Domy manager, Lee Daniel, filmmaker, and John Slate, archivist, historian, and fanzine editor

Bob Weber of Really Red at Domy Books Austin gallery

Visual Vitriol’s paperback copy image was just released by the University of Mississippi Press. Slated for July 1 release, and currently available as a pre-order here, author David Ensminger has set-up three upcoming events to highlight, celebrate, and preserve punk posters arts as well as stimulate discussions about the book’s topics, including the roles of people of color, gays and lesbians, and women in punk history. Currently, panel discussions and/or art shows are coordinated in Austin, Houston, and London, with further art actions being planned in Dallas and elsewhere. If you would like to co-host an event, which could include hundreds of flyers, a punk film, and perhaps a panel discussion in your city (plus some copies of the book!), please contact Ensminger at In the meantime, review the details for the current events below!

See the interview and overview in the Houston Press art blog !

See the interview in the Houston Free Press !

Really Red drummer Bob Weber at Domy Books Houston for the Visual Vitriol book release July 8th with David and Julie Ensminger

Get autographs from local punk luminaries, though I'll be happy to sign ones too!

Zipperneck roars and thunders for the July 8th late-night book party at Rudyards, by David Ensminger

August in London!

Visual Vitriol will be co-curating (with local fanzine maker and DJ Paul Cooper) a show for the entire month at Rough Trade, the infamous label and record shop, in the East Side annex.

Be sure to check out our archive:

See the relevant info here.