Failed diets, dead end jobs, and crippling social anxiety weigh heavy on Martin Selby. As he settles into his new life in the small desert town of San Ramos, California, his psychological health worsens until he meets Chuy: an overweight ex-boxer whose confidence and strength gives Selby new hope. His newfound happiness teeters when his new hobby becomes an obsession.
Billups Allen’s interest in writing began writing lyrics for punk rock bands Shoutbus and Corn on Macabre. Lyrical duties led to poetry and short stories. He graduated from the University or Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Media Arts. He now lives in Washington D.C. where he freelances, writes Cramhole comic zine and contributes regularly to film and music magazines.
$12 + $5 postage
Links- Razorcake Issues
Razorcake #63- Interview with Found Footage Festival organizers.
Razorcake #59- Interview with actress Mary Woronov.
Razorcake #57- A humble retrospective of the life and films of Pedro Almodovar.
Razorcake #53- Interview with Nobunny.
First Three Ish, One Low Price.
Get all three issues of Cramhole for one low price.
First Three Issues of Cramhole- $7 postage paid
Shoutbus CD + 7″
This is the first release. 8 songs.Self-titled 7â€- $3 postage paid
Cover art by John Fox
A CD of the last 9 songs recorded by Shoutbus.Dancing in the Skin of the Great White Hunter- $6 postage paid
Cover art by Mike Delach
Reticent Notoriety Poetry Zine
Poetry chapbook by Billups Allen featuring poems about pop icons and poems about thinking about pop icons. Corresponding portraits and cover art by Publick Occurances penner Danny Martin.
Reticent Notoriety- $4 ppd.
Cramhole, Issue #3
We’re glad to bring you the third issue of Cramhole. This year’s comic features art by Amy Shapiro, Danny Maaaaaartin, Dorothy Gambrell and Mr. Chen.
Cramhole #3- $3 postage paid
Any two issues of Cramhole
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Any two issues- $5 postage paid
Cramhole, Issue #2
We’re glad to bring you a second issue of Cramhole. This year’s comic features art by Amy Shapiro, Dorothy Gambrell and Mr. Chen.
Cramhole #2- $3 postage paid
Cramhole, Issue #1
Cramhole is a comic book written by Amy Shapiro and Billups Allen. Cramhole is about life and how not to live it to its fullest potential.
Cramhole #1- $3 postage paid
The uninspired and the jaded say that nothing happens in the District of Columbia. Unfurnished is a grisly tale of urban life as lived by the maladjusted tenants of the Serling apartment building. Six short stories climax into one strange tale in Billups Allenâ€™s first writing effort. Unfurnished was published in 2003 by the now defunct Schematics Press. The last copies are available here.
Unfurnished- $6 postage paid
Cover art by Mike Delach