3 bio-comics about V. Vale! Interviews transformed into comics by Krusty Wheatfield
Search for Weird #0
Me and Krusty go on an adventure to Ghent
My Beat ancestors
How I ended up working at City Lights in San Francisco in 1968
Close encounters with Surrealism
My first experience with LSD (in 1966)
Stories about one of the foster families I stayed with as a kid
Plus some principles, philosophy, and aphorisms in the back.
Back in stock! Limited Printing in Color, 24pp.
Search for Weird #1+2
The dawn of Search & Destroy—many stories from the early days
Why “you aren’t anybody until you’ve published your first zine”
How to be a good interviewer
How snakes travel in the desert
The importance of Punk on human culture
Spelunking in the Garden of Eden
B&W, 20 pages. Color cover.
How to Stay Together Forever
Detailed information on how to sustain long-term relationships with romantic partners, friends, and creative collaborators. (This comic is a hit—everybody we know who has read this loves it!) 10 pages, color cover.
V. Vale was born of a Japanese showgirl mother (“Three Taka Sisters”) and an actor father (As Chairman Mao in “The Chairman”; Fujito in “King of Marvin Gardens”). As a foster child, he lived with a Polish family in Peoria; his Japanese uncle in Fresno; and a black family in Whittier, California (The Hodnetts). Then from ages 7-17 he lived with his mom in a Seventh-day Adventist small town (like being in a cult). He was accepted to Harvard but attended U.C. Berkeley, was an early member of Blue Cheer, published “Search & Destroy” 1977-79, and since 1980 has published RE/Search from the same address (almost 40 years). He self-identifies as a historian-anthropologist and cultural ethnographer; his motto is “Search For Weird”.