Goblin's Armpit

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Goblin's Armpit was a punk zine created by artist Sean "Goblin" Aaberg in 1988 and produced out of Oakland, California. The zine began as a Warhammer Fanzine, but quickly changed into an aggressive, off-beat and weird Punk zine. Sean stopped publishing Goblin's Armpit after he left highschool in 1994, but then revived the zine in a second volume in a new "Medieval Punk" mold. The new Goblin's Armpit featured a back to the land/post-apocalyptic leaning with a more crusty/heavy metal image. Goblin's Armpit changed again in 1998 as it moved away from Punk and turned towards a more Diabolical mindset. Goblin's Armpit ceased publication in 1998 after 22 issues.

Goblin's Armpit was originally co-edited by Sean Aaberg (writing as Jonny Gestapo) and Danny Shoup (writing as Thermadore Grenadine), with contributions from Andrew Horwitz (writing under numerous names) and Ezra Sage (writing as "The Nomad"). These other writers were eliminated as Sean became more intolerant of non-Punk view points. Goblin's Armpit was never music-focussed, but promoted Punk philosophy and art work.

Sean "Goblin" Aaberg went on to produce a large number of other fanzines including: Molotov, Go!, Orange, Oakslander Lakeside Gazette, The Goblin & Binocular Rebellious. He also produced the comics: The Adventures of Pipu, The Adventures of Salt and Bolonga.

While Goblin's Armpit was produced in Oakland, California, it never caught on locally, but was quite successful on the east coast where it was supported by Chris Boarts Larson of Slug and Lettuce and the Crasshole Collective of Baltimore, Maryland.