A complete run in three issues of the occasionally published journal from Gene Fellner, issues 18-38 pp., each issue comprised of a single illustrated essay focused on one topic, titles are “On Nicaragua”, “John Brown and the Issue of Terrorism”, and “Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman”, nos. 1 and 2 written and illustrated by Gene Fellner, no. 3 written by Howard Zinn with illustrations by Gene Fellner, all three designed by Marcy Kass, footnotes. Illustrated. Small square 8vo. Original illustrated wrpps. Some minor wear and rubbing. Hoboken, New York (Four Walls Eight Windows) 1986-1987.
After getting his teaching certification, Gene Fellner joined the Attica Brothers Legal Defense, the organization defending the 61 prisoners accused of leading the 1971 Attica Prison riot. Years later, after the trials had concluded, he began his career as an artist but continued his activist work, even traveling to Nicaragua in the 1980s to support the Nicaraguan Revolution. In 1986, Fellner was named Distinguished Artist of New Jersey by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Of GLF Occasional, Fellner wrote: “The text is not intended to serve as captions for the artwork. The artwork is not intended to illustrate the text. Rather each medium, by itself, is intended to present you with a version of the same story. Together art and text should offer you a magazine that is both beautiful and confrontational, about art as well as about the world in which we live.” Scarce; as of May 2018, WorldCat locates only three complete runs in North American institutions. Book ID: 48896