THIS FANZINE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL SALE. IT REMAINS AVAILABLE IN THE COMPLETE COLLECTION CONTAINED IN VOLUME ONE.
Presented in large format (measuring 9.5″ x 13.5″ when folded), this individual fanzine is printed on high quality paper stock (100lb) worthy of being framed, yet affordable enough to be tacked on a wall, reminiscent of the pin-up. Bridging the gap between the tangibility of print and the allure of social media, BASTARD fanzinegives its subjects—each of whom have amassed large social followings due to their dedications and commitments—an opportunity to collaborate on establishing an exciting new platform from which they can tell their stories, promote their causes, and provide fans the opportunity to possess exceptional assemblages of reproduced works, while simultaneously raising money for charities.
Sitting amidst a collection of framed images of her late son and stacks of notepads with his handwritten memoirs, Sherron Jones contemplates her otherwise empty house. Though she lived with her only son for 20 years in the Pennsylvania home, following his tragic death last summer she decided it was time for a change in scenery to help cope with the grief and heartbreak. She is in the process of leaving the East Coast for Florida, but just before we meet her at the nearly vacant location, we learn that she’s facing unforeseen complications with the sale of her house. We’re unsure whether she will want to take a trip down memory lane, especially considering the strength of the mother-son bond she shared with Ian. (“When he was 10 years old he gave me a ring and said, ‘Promise that you will never leave me,’” Sherron recalls. “He gave me another one just last year.”) With amazing strength upon our arrival, however, she quickly composes herself and in regards to what she thought would be a seamless sale, says, “I’ve already dealt with the biggest tragedy in a parent’s life so everything else I can handle.” (continued)