Cinema Sewer Volume One (paperback)
The ultimate guide to the wildest excesses of grindhouse movies and beyond... Get Ready to Be Flushed!
The celebrated underground smash that is Cinema Sewer the magazine has been transformed and mutated into CINEMA SEWER: THE BOOK - and it's here to defile readers' souls while they giggle and shriek like gibbons!
Click here to read the breathtaking Motion Picture Purgatory review of Cinema Sewer!
A mind-melting compilation of gonzo writing, illustration and comics about the most insane, sexy, awkward, cheesy, hilarious, upsetting and jaw-dropping movies in the history of film, Cinema Sewer joyously and shamelessly celebrates the sleazy aspects of bizarre cinematic history.
Author and comic artist Robin Bougie takes a dive to the bottom of the cesspool of sexploitation, doing so in a distinctive manner that has made him famous amongst a loyal following of cult film fans. If anything, Cinema Sewer acts as Robin's handmade journal, preserving the DIY 'zine aesthetic and carrying it kicking and screaming into the future via articles packed with bizarre trivia and personal insights about the movies your mama always warned you about.
The best of the first twelve long-out-of-print issues of the magazine have been exhaustively revised and collected here, along with almost 100 pages of never-before-seen interviews, rants, comics, hard-to-find classic movie advertising, and graphic illustrations by Bougie and a host of his talented friends from both the comic book and animation industry. Regardless of whether the reader is just discovering the world of classic porn, horror, and exploitation movies, or if they're a long time fan from the days when the drive-ins and grindhouses reigned, they'll find plenty to get excited about, gleefully sloshing around in the filth of the Cinema Sewer!
'Great illustrations, trivia tidbits and lots more round out this most indispensable movie 'zine.'
- Broken Pencil Magazine
'The best obsessive porn-horror-kitch themed movie 'zine!'
- The Georgia Straight
'What sets (Cinema Sewer) apart is that even though the coverage is of the most insane, grotesque, repellant smut around, Bougie's writing never seems to pander... it is a refreshing approach.'
- Neon Madness magazine
About the Author
In 1997, underground comic artist and zine publisher Robin Bougie began Cinema Sewer magazine, an ode to the seamier side of film and the culture that surrounds it. With an obscenely large collection of rare press books, posters, and obscure deranged movies, Bougie used his geek knowledge, his artistic skills as comic book artist, and connections in the world of porn to give birth to this unseemly but loveable bastard-child of a publication. Printed comic-sized on cruddy newsprint - 'a reading experience meant to take place in the bathroom while defecating' as one critic put it - the magazine quickly found an audience amongst film fans looking for something totally different. Bougie contributes liner notes for DVD releases for companies such as Something Weird Video and Video X-Pix. He has also written Graphic Thrills for FAB Press, a full-colour illustrated in-depth history of the American hardcore movie industry's Golden Age, from the first feature films in 1970, to the last of the theatrical porn releases in 1985.
Size: 244mm x 171mm
Extent: 192 pages, heavily illustrated throughout
Publication Date: 1 October 2007
Edition: First Edition, Third Pressing
Cover Price: £12.99 (UK) / $19.95 (US)