Greasespot Zine is a Personal/ DIY zine started in 2005 by Justin and Lauren.
Greasespot #1: Summer 2005 (Houston) Justin and Lauren's first 'zine ever- written by the couple in the months before they graduate high school. Articles include, "How I Became Student Body President," "How to Make Mushroom Tea," and more. Half size, black and white, cardstock cover, 48 pages. Out of print. Greasespot #2 "...Straight from the Belly of the Beast" : Winter 2005 (Houston/ San Marcos) Justin leaves for college, Lauren enters adulthood and takes on full- time work. Includes, "Ghost Hunt," an interview with garage- punk band The Murdocks , collages, "Breakdown," and more. Half size, black and white, card stock cover, 24 pages. Out of print. Greasespot #3 "Concrete Jungle" :Winter 2006 (Austin) Justin and Lauren move to Austin and attempt being platonic roommates. Includes, "SLC Drunk," an interview with artist Mike Bukowski, and writing about hurricanes Rita and Katrina, which affected the area they live in. Half size, black and white, cardstock cover, 48 pages. Out of print. Justin and Lauren plan to release Greasespot #4 in the summer of 2007.
Greasespot #1-3 are now out of print. They are being reprinted as "Monsters In Our Heavens: The First Greasespot Anthology" because of the embarrassingly low quality of some of the articles in the first few issues. "Monsters in Our Heavens" has a card stock cover, 64 pages, half size. $5
Greasespot is one of nine zines included in the Austin, Texas compzine Capitol City 'Zine Compilation, which was published in 2007 by Justin and Lauren. The Capitol City Zine Compilation has a 2- color silk- screened cover, 48 pages, half size. $5
To order copies of "Monsters in Our Heavens" or the "Capitol City 'Zine Compilation," please send $5 well- concealed cash and two stamps (or $6) along with your name and address to:
Lauren Trout c/o Monkey Wrench Books 110 E. North Loop Austin, TX 78751
Or check out the zine section of Monkey Wrench if you are in Austin.