Synopses & Reviews
If you've ever crushed out on your local barista, Coffeeshop Crushes: Tales of Love and Lust in Coffee Establishments is your new best friend! Editors Nicole J. Georges (Invincible Summer) and Jon Van Oast take you into the sexy, confusing, hilarious realm of server/customer romance (both requited and, sadly, otherwise.) With contributions from folks like Too Much Coffee Man's Shannon Wheeler, Brainfag comix dude Nate Beaty, and Constant Rider'sKate Lopresti, Coffeeshop Crushes is one big ball of sexual frustration and nerve-shattering caffeine! As raunchy and graphic as it is sweet and coy,Coffeeshop Crushes is 32 pages of sex, lies, and über-embarrassing shoot-downs. Now in its fourth printing, this comix/essay zine will keep you laughing and cringing until you're too caffeine-buzzed to think!
"If you have spent any amount of time at your local coffeehouse gazing hopelessly at someone who doesnt even know you exist, pick this up now." —Indie Street
“The topic invites a lighthearted vulnerability you dont often see from such a diverse group in concert very often." —Syndicated Zine Reviews
This is the third edition of Nicole Georges & Jon Van Oast's compilation zine acataloging the sometimes awkward, sometimes painful interaction between the java we love and the dreamboats who sell it...the zine is split between amusing anecdotes about secret crushes and illustrated comics that chart jittery attempts to gain the attention of beloved baristas. While a good many of the crushes remain simply that, a few gain purchase as lusty encounters of promise that end with embarrassing failures or broken hearts.aaUtne Reader
Includes contributions from Nicole (Invincible Summer), Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), Shawn Granton (10' Rule), James Squeaky (Sincere Brutality), Lizz Zitron, Greig (Clutch), Aaron Renier (Spiral Bound), Rainman, Nate Beaty (Brainfag), Brad Adkins (Charm Bracelet), as well as MANY anonymous pieces (go figure ).
As raunchy and graphic as it is sweet and coy, this compilation is full of sex, lies, and über-embarrassing shoot-downs. The sexy, confusing, hilarious realm of server/customer romance (both requited and, sadly, otherwise) is humorously explored with contributions from folks like Too Much Coffee Man's Shannon Wheeler, Brainfag cartoonist Nate Beaty, and Constant Rider's Kate Lopresti.
About the Author
Nicole J. Georges is a zinester, illustrator, and pet portrait artist. She has been publishing her own zines and autobiographical comics for more than 14 years, the most recent of which Invincible Summer, and teaches self-publishing and autobiographical comic workshops to children and seniors. Jon Van Oast helped launch Fluxlist, an internet discussion list for all things Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines. They both live in Portland, Oregon.