Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig Live Happily Ever After in New Zine

HenryGlennThe good people at Microcosm Publishing have sent me a few interesting packages lately and I’ve been sifting through the goodies picking out a few shiny treasures to share with you Disinfonauts.

The crown jewel  is an almost-too-good-to-be-true comic/zine starring buff icons Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig – as gay lovers.

When we first saw this book among Microcosm’s up-coming releases, we anticipated a kind of tongue-in-cheek fan-fiction romance in which the macho-rockers put their tongues in one another’s cheeks – oral or otherwise.

While Henry and Glenn’ wasn’t what we’d expected, we’ve fallen in love with this warm wonder of sweet insanity.

Henry and Glenn’ consists of a number of barely connected cartoons, comic strips and journal entries created by the Igloo Tornado art collective. Rollins is clearly “The Man” in their relationship and some of the book’s best bits find Danzig decked out in various accoutrements, inquiring whether a given get-up makes “my butt look fat?”.

While the book certainly has a blast with too-easy-gay-jokes and plenty of raunchy humor, it also does a great job of keeping a straight face in a cartoon that finds Henry and Glenn watching a flock of birds circling in the sky while Rollins observes “When angels get tired they sit and rest on soft pillows of clouds…” It’s the little details that make this book more than just a clever joke. The photocopied images of handwritten journal entries bring an unexpected level of tangible reality to the crazy cartoons and a drawing of a message on a postcard from one of Henry’s spoken-word tours is so sincere you almost forget to laugh.

Read More at Joe Nolan’s Insomnia.


Joe Nolan was born under a bad sign on June 13th in Detroit, Michigan in the last Metal Year of the Dog. Polymath, provocateur, inter-media artist, his tell-tale signs have turned up in music, visual art, journalism, poetry, fiction, video and film. A double Gemini, his interests range from the pharmacology of phenomenology to fly fishing; from mysticism to mixed martial arts; from chaos science to chaos magick. Joe Nolan's Insomnia blog republishes to some of the most read counter-culture sites on the web and the Coincidence Control Network podcast which he hosts has been downloaded more than half-a-million times.He is recording his fourth CD in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives to the east of the Cumberland river on a little wooded lot dubbed Bohemian Walnut Grove.

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8 Comments on "Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig Live Happily Ever After in New Zine"

  1. Vox Penii | Sep 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm |


    Is that supposed to be clever and/or funny?

    Cause it’s stupid, verging on libel.

    And it doesn’t deserve a “literature” tag.

    • Gemmarama | Sep 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

      sense of humour bypass?

      i think they may be onto something. perhaps rollins’ ire is rooted in his repressed homosexuality? hey it would be nice to see the guy with a fucking smile on his face for once…

  2. Rocker slash fiction. LOL.

  3. baph777atyoutube | Sep 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm |

    It’s all true.

  4. Joenolan | Sep 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm |

    Microcosm has a bunch of great titles coming out right now and I review another title at my site if you follow the link to Insomnia. Henry and Glenn is actually very fun, but as I say in the review, it’s also more than that. It’s certainly nothing for anyone – including Danzig – to be upset about.

  5. Anonymous | Sep 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm |

    This is hilarious! Anyone who makes a living out of taking themselves too seriously should be fair game.

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