There wereÂ 22 issues of Scram published between 1992 and 2006,Â chroniclingÂ the neglected, the odd, the nifty and the nuts. From Tiny Tim to Brute Force, Emitt Rhodes to P.F. Sloan, Deniz Tek to Linda Perhacs, Johnny Ramone to Fred & Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Scram chartedÂ the outer recesses of the American creative life.
Cover artists includedÂ Dan Clowes, Peter Bagge, Dave Cooper, Tom Neely, Christine Shields, Andrice Arp, Lark Pien, Bartley Johnson, Steven Weissman, Gene Sculatti, Doug Allen, Mari Kono, Tim HensleyÂ andÂ Margaret Griffis. Many of their designs can be found on t-shirts and other neat stuff.
Since the zine’sÂ hiatus, editrix Kim Cooper has written a little book about Neutral Milk HotelÂ andÂ a mystery novelÂ starring the youngÂ Raymond Chandler. Most Saturdays she can be found on the Esotouric bus revealing the secrets of Los Angeles. And each spring,Â David Smay gets on the bus to leadÂ a tour inspired by his book about Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones.
ManyÂ ScramÂ backÂ issues are still available for your reading and collecting pleasure. You can browse by cover here.