By: Joshua Glenn
May 26, 2023

One in a series of posts featuring pages from Hermenaut, a DIY intellectual zine/journal published by HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn from 1992 through 2000-01.


From “The ‘W’ Word” by Mr. Slotcar Hatebath, Hermenaut #11/12

“Why does every pasty-faced teenager and twentysomething who walks past my window think Kurtis Blow is married to his mother?” demanded “Their America” columnist Mr. Slotcar Hatebath — a persona sending up and paying affectionate tribute to conservative Weekly World News opinion columnist (“My America”) Ed Anger.

Illustration by William Allik, a talented painter with whom I long ago lost touch.

Pub. Date: 1997
Theme: Camp
Hermenaut: Wilde
Pages: 190
Print Run: 3,000


MORE HERMENAUT on HILOBROW: HERMENAUTICA series | MEET THE HERMENAUTS | HERMENAUT’s last five issues | Snapshots | Letters to HERMENAUT | Dialectical Design | Josh Glenn on CAMP, KITSCH & CHEESE | Josh Glenn on DANIEL CLOWES: Q&A | Clarke Cooper on APOCALYPSE ALREADY | Lisa Carver on THE ART OF BEING UNCOMFORTABLE | Josh Glenn on FAKE AUTHENTICITY | Chris Fujiwara on ZOOMING THROUGH SPACE | John Marr on CAMPANILE FREE-FALL | Clarke Cooper on THE WILL TO SCORN | Dan Reines on PURE EVEL | Chris Fujiwara on ROADWORTHY JAZZ | Dan Reines on LETTER FROM LA | Mary E. Ladd & Julie Wiskirchen on ONWARD CHRISTIAN TOURISTS | Chris Fujiwara on SAVED BY BETRAYAL | Margaret Blonder on MEMORIES OF THE BIOSPHERE | Josh Glenn on HERMENAUT: PHILIP K. DICK | Ingrid Schorr on ROCKVILLE GIRL SPEAKS.