Al Burian is a writer and musician currently residing in Chicago, IL. He is best known for his long-running personal zine Burn Collector, as well writing columns for HeartattaCk and Punk Planet. He has also released the minicomic Things are Meaning Less. He plays bass in the band Milemarker, and sings and plays guitar in the band Challenger. More recently Al has published two issues of a travel zine called Natural Disasters.
Beginning in the mid-nineties, Burian has distributed his work through the tight-knit network of the DIY punk music/art scene. He has been doing reading/speaking performances since the year 2000. His work has garnered praise from such legitimate institutions as the Utne Reader and McSweeneys Best Nonrequired Reading.