I recently (Jan 2013) attended the Book Launch/ Monster Book Signing Party at the PowerHouse Arena for THE BEST OF PUNK MAGAZINE by John Holmstrom and Bridget Hurd.
John assembled a group of former contributors to the magazine to have a massive book signing event. Guest book signers included former staffers Bruce Carleton, Robert Romagnoli, Steve Taylor, Roberta Bayley, Hal Drellich, Elin Wilder, Jolly Prochnik, as well as Andy Shernoff, Bob Gruen, Joe Stevens, Mickey Leigh, Tish and Snooky Bellomo, and more.
– Tom Hearn
Artist Steve Taylor signing books at the Punk Magazine Book Launch party in Brooklyn. Steve drew several covers and other artwork for early issues of Punk Magazine.
Artist Hal Drellich was an early contributor to Punk. Credited with designing The Monster in Punk #15‘s “Mutant Monster Beach Party“, which was a full-issue Fumetti/Movie starring Debbie Harry and Joey Ramone, written by Legs and directed by Holmstrom.
Filmmaker Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Notorious Bettie Page) was also signing books. You can read about her early escapades working with Punk Magazine in Please Kill Me, and in this article by Legs.
Tish and Snooky Bellomo from Manic Panic. These punk fashion pioneer sisters took a little store on St. Marks Place and turned it into an internationally renowned hair color and cosmetics company. They were early advertisers in Punk and also had roles in Mutant Monster Beach Party.
Punk Magazine contributing photographers David Godlis, Roberta Bayley, Bob Gruen, and Joe Stevens at the Punk Magazine book launch party.
Danny Fields and filmmaker Brendan Toller. Brendan is currently working on Danny Says, a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields.
Mickey Leigh, longtime friend of Punk Magazine, was on hand to congratulate John.
Price Abbott and Marcia Resnick at the Punk Magazine book lauch party.