Regression Toward the Zine (24)
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Read-outs, Spectacles

PREVIOUSLY: Letters to Hermenaut

In this installment: Hermenaut snapshots.

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Tony Leone, who art-directed the final two issues of Hermenaut, impressing girls at the beach with issue 15.

tony leone

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Tom Frank, editor of The Baffler, reading a story to my son Sam.

tom frank

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hermenaut tee

Every now and then you’ll still spot someone wearing a Hermenaut tee.

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The Hermenaut crew used to have “meetings” at Doyle’s, a legendary pub in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood — where I grew up, and where Hermenaut was headquartered in its final years. Pictured here, from left: Ingrid Schorr, James Parker, Kristin Parker.

hermenaut doyles

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For a Hermenaut ad, we created a scene based on Ingmar Bergman’s Persona.

hermenaut ad

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The Hermenaut office in the Sam Adams Brewery complex in Jamaica Plain. From left: Tara Koelbl, yours truly, and Hermenaut managing editor Carrie Ingoglia.

hermenaut office

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Outtake from a Hermenaut staff portrait. From left: Joshua Glenn, Chris Fujiwara, Michael Lewy, Tony Leone, Ingrid Schorr, Scott Hamrah, James Parker.

Outtake from a Hermenaut staff portrait. From left: Joshua Glenn, Chris Fujiwara, Michael Lewy, Tony Leone, Ingrid Schorr, Scott Hamrah, James Parker.

BONUS

Some nice reviews of Hermenaut.

Click on image for readable version.

Click on image for readable version.

NEXT: The final five issues of Hermenaut

This is a 25-part series in which HiLobrow editor Joshua Glenn, who from 1990–93 published the zine Luvboat Earth and from 1992–2001 published the zine/journal Hermenaut, bids a fond farewell to his noteworthy collection of zines, which he recently donated to the University of Iowa Library’s zine and amateur press collection.

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Joshua Glenn is an author, publisher, and semiotic analyst. He is co-author (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) of THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and co-author (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) of the family activities guide UNBORED and three forthcoming spinoffs, including UNBORED Games. He is editor of HILOBROW and publisher of the Radium Age science fiction imprint HiLoBooks. Also: Glenn manages a secretive online community known as the Hermenautic Circle; he is founding editor of the e-book club Save the Adventure; and he's a frequent co-host of Boing Boing's podcast GWEEK. In the ’00s, Glenn was an editor, columnist, and blogger for the Boston Globe's IDEAS section, he co-founded the international semiotics website SEMIONAUT, and contributed to CABINET, SLATE, and elsewhere. In the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT, worked as a dotcom and magazine editor, and contributed to THE BAFFLER, FEED, and elsewhere. His publishing company is King Mixer, LLC; and his semiotic analysis consultancy is Semiovox LLC. He lives in Boston with his wife and children.