On January 20th 2017 we released the “Our First 100 Days” issue of Lumpen Magazine.
We did a call for work after the election and asked our community to respond to the Billionaire Gang’s plans for the Trumpocalypse.
Consider this issue our first salvo for an updated and lean introduction to the struggles, tactics and strategies that will forge a more positive way ahead. We hope these slivers of hope, these prescriptions for defensive measures and inspired kernels of wisdom will activate you and your friends and family to join the Front Against Trump.
Issue 129 of Lumpen Magazine was designed by Studio Chew. It was copy edited by Mairead Case.
It features contributions by:
Alan Moore, Aya Lafillette, Carol Morency, Catherine Uehara, Dimitre Samarov, Eva Pilch, Industry of the Ordinary, Jason Geistweidt, Jerry Boyle, Jesse Navarrete, Jimmy Pivo, John Wilson, Justin Cholewa, Lauren Gallagher, Matt Muchowski, Michael DiGioia, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Mother Goose Luz, Rebecca Ridge, Scott Bufis, Sebastian Villarreal, Seth Kim-Cohen, Tom Torluemke, Victor Grigas, & Virginia Montgomery
With comics by:
Ben Marcus, Bobby Sims, Chema Skandal, Eddy Rivera, Grant Reynolds, Johnny Sampson, Kriss Stress, Krystal Difronzo, Lyra Hill, Mary Beth Brennan, Nate Beaty, Rylan Thompson, Sarah Leitten, & Two Tone Comics.
The 25th Anniversary issue of Lumpen Magazine was released alongside the launch of our new love child, Lumpen Radio, WLPN-LP, Chicago 105.5 on November 8, 2016 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere
It was designed by our long time collaborator, Studio Chew, and contains works from all all star cast of contributors including:
Andreas E.G. Larsson
Bad at Sports
Dylan Ryan Sand
DJ Le Deuce
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung
Marta Sofia Honer
Michael Digiola (Video Ape)
Peter Ryan Miller
Ricardo ‘Buddy’ Bojorquez
#127 The Issues issue.
In this issue we’ve highlighted some people and organizations that are engaged in activism and non-profit work to try to make this city a better place to live.
It features work by:
Rob Hager, Lila Nordstrom, Jerry Boyle, Joe Collier, Amanda Scotese, Kyle Gaffin, Dan Sloan, Chris Hedges, Charlie Festa, Leah Menzer, Ben Marcus, Grant Reynolds, Jessica Campbell, Johnny Sampson, Kevin Budnik, Max Morris, Nate Beaty, Sarah Leitten, Two Tone Comix
127 has been designed by Jermiah Chiu of Studio Chew. It ushers in a new transition for Lumpen Magazine as we enter our 25th year of publishing.
Lumpen 126 Third Annual Comics Issue
We are super pleased to release the third annual all-comics issue of Lumpen magazine, including comic work by groundbreaking local and international artists. This issue has a loose theme of “Radio” which correlates to the launch 105.5 WLPN, a brand new non-commercial radio station based out of Bridgeport that showcases underground and innovative programming and feature distinctly curated music from a variety of genres as well as cultural commentary, not unlike the variety of comics and artists in Lumpen magazine.
With comics by:
David Alvarado, Sharmila Banerjee, Nate Beaty, Ben Bertin, Kevin Budnik, Andy Burkholder, Jessica Campbell, Danielle Chenette, Mark Connery, Krystal Difronzo, Margaux Duseigneur, Edie Fake, Sarah Ferrick, Leif Goldberg, Keith Herzik, Andrew Holmquist, Clay Hickson, Lyra Hill, Emily Hutchings, Juliacks, Blaise Larmee, Sarah Leitten, Ben Marcus, Marieke McClendon, Ian Mcduffie, Max Morris, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Jason Overby, George Porteus, Grant Reynolds, Eric Rivera, Aaron Renier, Joe Tallarico, Mike Taylor, Matthew Thurber, Tim Tvedt, Two Tone Comix, Lale Westvind, Gina Wynbrandt, Leslie Wiebeler, Mickey Zachilli
Download the issue: Lumpen 126 Third Annual Comics Issue
Lumpen 125 ( Summer 2015 ) Placetakers and Placemakers
Lumpen #125 takes a look at the issues of gentrification, development and revitalization in our communities. Using the lenses of Placemaking and Placetaking we hope to provide advice to those of you working towards building healthy neighborhoods and spaces.
What is Placemaking and Placetaking?
Placemaking is a community-based approach to urban revitalization and the shaping of public spaces. It brings together artists, designers, planners and neighbors in order to create places that help build healthy and vibrant communities.
Placetaking refers to the processes of gentrification and displacement that so often arise when placemaking projects are implemented. It occurs when these projects pander to the wealthy and privileged, such that the disadvantaged find themselves forced out of their neighborhoods and public spaces.
Issue 125 Editorial Team: Kyle Gaffin, Sara McCall & Dan Sloan
Contributors: Nate Beaty, Danielle Chenette, Julia Cole, Matt David, Crystal DiFronzo, Charles Festa, Kyle Gaffin, Brandon Howe, Nance Klehm, David Krueger, Jason Kunesh, Benjamin Marcus, Brie McGuire, Charlie Megna, Brian Meir, Jessi Meliza, Kelly Reaves, Krisann Rehbein, Eddy Rivera, Sean Starowitz, Trubble Club, Charles Vinz, Lale Westvind.
Designed by Alex Dougherty
Issue #24 : The Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs
Lumpen #124: the Lumpen Field Guide to Chicago Jagoffs.
Read contributions from across Chicago about the people, places, and practices (past and present) that constitute representative jagoffery.
The Guide was edited by Bill Savage and Paul Durica who crowd sourced contributions from across the city.
Contributors include: Randy Bushwa, Chris Brotherton, Jerry Boyle, Joe Bryl, Andrés Carrasquillo, Paul Dailing, Amy Beth Danzer, Charlie Davis, John Dudas, Paul Durica, Marc Fischer, V. Francone, Amy Friedman, Pawel Grajnert, Honna Eichler George, Peter Hand, Ed Herrmann, Hugh Iglarsh, Nick Jaeger, Yana Kunichoff, Matt Lauritzen, Carol LaChapelle, Ian Morris, Jarrett Neal, Max Norton, Robert O’Connor, LuAnn Paladino, Joseph S. Pete, Christopher Peterson, Rachel, Greg Salustro, Dmitry Samarov, Bill Savage, Tom Schneider, Christopher Sholes, John Shuster, August Spies, W.R. Logan Sq. , Jamie Trecker, Vincent Truman, Katharine Uhrich, Shanna van Volt, Sam Weiner, Julie Welsh, Mary Zerkel and others.
Comics by: Andy Burkholder, Ben Marcus, Danielle Chenette, Eddy Rivera, George Porteus, Nate Beaty, Sarah Leitten, Grant Reynolds, Kevein Budnik, Krystal Difronzio, Mike Carretta and Nate McDonough.