Due to a variety of factors, it is necessary to bring Gutter Archaeology to a close for the time being. To set aside the issue of time constraints, the larger limitation is the decidedly finite number of available publications to inspect. The age of urban exploration zines was brief, and many of its products were … Continued
Lovecraft had many elements of urban exploration in his work. A lifelong antiquarian, he was an admirer of colonial-era architecture, meticulously setting many of his stories in such a context.
Though the zine is Canadian, ghost towns hold a powerful image in the American subconscious, especially in the mythology of the west and the frontier.
This update on Weird N.J. is very welcome, and with almost fifty issues, there is doubtless more urban exploration to cover.
You’ve likely seen the Weird U.S. series in Barnes and Noble, orange title lettering on a black background, an edition for your state or region. It all dates back to a photocopied newsletter produced in the late 80s by Mark Sceurman.