Literary Nonfiction. Art. Music. SELF EMPUNISHMENT contains 34 conversations with self-reliant, self-employed, and otherwise self-motivated musicians, technicians, and artists. The interviews, conducted by Brian Walsby, are revealing discussions about what has led these artists to where they are now, what choices have guided their journey, why they do what they do, and how they have made it work for them. Also, plenty of talk about individual successes, failures, lawsuits, rivalries, obstacles, friendships, and memorable events along the way. SELF EMPUNISHMENT by Brian Walsby, beautifully illustrated by the author and featuring an introduction by Bob Durkee, presents this series of interviews in one densely-packed, story-filled volume.
Brian Walsby first reared his big head in the early 1980s as a prolific contributor (via letter writing) to the hardcore/punk scene's vibrant literary underground. From 1984 through 1986, Brian drew numerous cartoons and drawings for various zines around at the time like Maximum Rock N Roll, Flipside, Ink Disease, XXX, Suburban Voive, Sixty Miles North, and Guillotine. He also drew album artwork for bands like Seven Seconds, Psycho, Scared Straight, The Melvins, Skeezicks, and the Oxnard California compilation album Nardcore. Brian has played drums for many bands including Scared Traight, WWAX (with Mac from Superchunk and Merge Records), Snake Nation (with Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Patty Duke Syndrome (with controversial songwriter Ryan Adams), Shiny Beast, and a stint in Polvo. He returned to art in the 1990s, contributing artwork, interviews, and cartoons to a new generation of magazines like The Hit List, Chunklet, Left of the Dial, Razorcake and Decibel. Brian continues to create freelance artwork in North Carolina, where he lives with his partner and two children.Author City: RALEIGH, NC USA