Punk Magazine's first issue, Punk #1, was published in January 1976. It has been reprinted for this exhibit 40 years later.
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein with the surfboard from Punk Magazine's Mutant Monster Beach Party. NYC 1977. The entire Punk Magazine #15 Mutant Monster Beach Party issue has been reprinted in The Best Of Punk Magazine, edited by John Holmstrom and Bridget Hurd. This picture were taken on the "set" of the opening scene, which was the street just outside the door of Chris and Debbies loft. There just happened to be a Jaguar parked there, and the owner came by let us incorporate it into the scene. He even put the top down. -Tom Hearn
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
via PunkMagazine.com Homepage. John Holmstrom's THE BEST OF PUNK MAGAZINE Is Here! BOOK SIGNING PARTY AT POWERHOUSE ARENA, BROOKLYN, JANUARY 11th
"Few have earned the term 'punk pioneer' like John Holmstrom..." - NY Post "I love it..." - Vanity Fair Pictoral - The Daily Beast "The Best of Punk is a funny, visually-stimulating time capsule commemorating the first music periodical of its kind..." - Cleveland Examiner