SONIC CHIHUAHUA

I’m the creator of the popular zine Sonic Chihuahua, which I started back in the summer of 1992 with a couple of friends. It then went on a twenty-nine-year hiatus, and now (for various reasons) I’ve started it up again. I’m not still in touch with those friends, unfortunately, but I hope they would like what I’ve done with the zine. And who knows? Maybe one day an issue will find its way to one or both of them, and we’ll be in touch again. You can read the full story of the zine’s genesis in volume 2, issue 1.

To get onto the Sonic Chihuahua distribution list or to order back issues (available in limited quantities), contact us at SonicChihuahuaZine@gmail.com for details.

 

VOLUME 3 — 2022

issue 1 (January/February):

* Embracing My Inner Goth (part 4)
* monsters and how we deal with them
* NeriSiren’s Coffee Grotto
* guacamole (seriously!)
* convo with Kristen Bird
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 2 (March/April):

* Embracing My Inner Goth (part 5)
* the LLS campaign
* NeriSiren’s Coffee Grotto
* egg salad (seriously!)
* convo with artist and teacher Anthony Suber
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

issue 3 (May/June):

* Embracing My Inner Goth (part 6)
* update on the LLS campaign
* NeriSiren’s Coffee Grotto
* one-pot pasta meal (seriously!)
* convo with author Tanya Aydelott
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* rants, poetry, and art

 

 

VOLUME 2 — 2021

issue 1 (May):

* Why “SONIC CHIHUAHUA”? What Does That Even Mean???
* The Year of Living Pandemically
* apple pie (seriously!)
* convo with author Sarah Warburton
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 2 (June):

* A Graduation Message: The Fundamental Lies of Our Culture
* Chocolate Disaster Cake (seriously!)
* convo with Jamie Portwood of Writespace (wide-ranging, and it gets DEEP, yo)
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 3 (July):

* Vacationing in Purgatory: The Spice Lady of Maine
* fiction and bingo
* rainbow trout (seriously!)
* convo with author Adam Holt
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 4 (August):

* The Twi-Moms’ Lament
* yet more fiction
* chocolate chip cookies (seriously!)
* convo with Vali Reinhardt (frontwoman of Black Market Tragedy)
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 5 (September):

* an essay about the day this country shifted
* kittens and fiction
* pasta sauce (seriously!)
* convo with Sean Fitzpatrick (executive director of The Jung Center)
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 6 (October):

* Embracing My Inner Goth (part 1)
* NeriSiren’s Coffee Grotto
* zeitunes (seriously!)
* convo with renaissance woman Christa Forster
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

issue 7 (November):

* Embracing My Inner Goth (part 2)
* NeriSiren’s Coffee Grotto
* turkey (seriously!)
* convo with Aaron Herrick
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry, fiction, and art

 

 

issue 8 (December):

* Embracing My Inner Goth (part 3)
* NeriSiren’s Coffee Grotto
* salad (seriously!)
* convo with David Jón Fuller
* a Top 5 List not to be missed!
* poetry and art

 

 

VOLUME 1 — 1992

I don’t still have any copies of the original Sonic Chihuahua, which I printed on a dot matrix printer, taped onto blank paper, and xeroxed at my uncle’s grocery store. But hey, if you do have a copy from way back then, I would love for you to share it with me!!