( August 25th, 2016 ) SANTA CRUZ (April 30, 1998) — Hinckle’s eye-patch is barely noticeable behind his sunglasses, and is overshadowed by his olive green shorts, teal sport coat, bright blue knee-high socks, and a tie adorned with bizarre headlines.
On this sunny, breezy, opening-day on the San Francisco Bay, Warren Hinckle stands, a bottle of Full Sail Ale appropriately in hand, in front of the wind-whipped bay and the swaying masts of the yachts docked at Pier 38, home of his two current publications, The Waterfront Times and The Argonaut.
With The Argonaut, Hinckle is following what he says is “a tradition of one-man newspapers, rat-fucking, practical jokes, and a multiplicity of newspapers that is part of the West.” READ MORE
( August 17th, 2016 ) Browse our books while you enjoy great music, food and beverages! READ MORE
( June 21st, 2016 ) Join celebrated author Alan Kaufman for a talk and book signing marking the release of The Outlaw Bible of American Art. The book release will be held at the 42nd Street Library in New York, June 22 at 6pm. READ MORE
( June 2nd, 2016 ) Last Gasp’s newest publication is Beyond Duality: The Esoteric Realism of Beny Tchaicovsky. The book presents the complete works of 3D computer animation pioneer Beny Tchaicovsky. A beautiful hardcover edition, Beyond Duality explores Tchaicovsky’s awardwinning computer graphics as well as his otherworldly, surrealist paintings. READ MORE
( June 2nd, 2016 ) Last Gasp will be exhibiting at the Bay Area Book Festival! Come see us June 4 & 5, in Downtown Berkeley. Last Gasp will have a booth in the ‘Radical Row’ section, and we’ll have all the newest books from Last Gasp Publishing as well as from the publishers we distribute. READ MORE
( May 17th, 2016 ) Drink to the 46-year legacy of underground comix publisher Last Gasp with the Cartoon Art Museum at the California Historical Society! Last Gasp Founder Ron Turner will tell his tales of derring-do in two “Weirdo-worthy” presentations at 6 and 7pm. READ MORE
( March 21st, 2016 ) Last Gasp met Alvin Buenaventura in 2003, at the San Diego Comic-Con. Our staff was exhausted as usual, but traveled to see “this kid who made a bunch of really cool comic silkscreens at his letter-press job.” It was time well spent. READ MORE
( February 22nd, 2016 ) Today would have been Edward Gorey’s 91st birthday. Although it would have been grand if the renown pop culture & animal lover could have made it just a few more years to be able to experience a world that toasts celebrity cats, he certainly made the most of his time while he was here, having published over 100 books in addition to various other creative endeavors. READ MORE
( February 17th, 2016 ) There was a lot of shared enthusiasm for this month’s favorite books. It turns out everyone here loves degenerate comic books - who knew? Also, a few words from Jon and Kristine about recently departed publisher Alvin Buenaventura. Read on… READ MORE
( February 10th, 2016 ) Ron Turner is a special guest at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Fest. If you love comics and are overwhelmed by the crowds surrounding the other San Diego comic convention, this might be your solution. READ MORE