I'm a big fan of the late great Mark E Smith and one of my favourite books of all time is his book 'Renegade'. I found it both totally inspiring and utterly hilarious in equal measure. I recently re-read it and afterwards wanted to find a way to remember some of the things he says, such as
'In my book, the more you want to make of your life, then the more you fucking do. I wonder sometimes when I look at bands what their brains must be like. Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish writer said, 'Produce, produce - it's the only thing you're there for'.
I love Mark E Smith's uncompromising attitude to his work, his utter disregard for anyone else's opinion and his drive. He was the main man.
So I made this zine about him. Photocopied in full colour, 10.5cm x 7.5cm this mini zine is packed with pearls of insight from the sagacious MES, and will not fail to raise a smile.
50% of proceeds from sales of all my zines are going to a UK based solidarity fundraising project who are sending money direct to health workers at Al-Sabeen Children’s Hospital in Sana’a Yemen, treating children affected by war, malnutrition, cholera, malaria, dengue and now also COVID-19.
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