In the late 90’s and deep into the 2000’s, I ran a Gothic webzine. It started out called The Gothic Preservation Society and then formally changed to Dark Culture Magazine – a little more sophisticated, don’t you think? I loved my magazine. It had articles, reviews, interviews, music news, and concert dates. At the time, there weren’t a lot of places to get all those things online – at least, not for the Gothic or DarkWave crowd. I also did a weekly podcast and (amusingly) a weekly webcomic. I was firing on all cylinders! Of course, Dark Culture was a financial failure, but it was a hugely gratifying creative outlet. It drew its last breath in early 2005 – or thereabouts. It was hard to let it go, but the time had come. My life was changing and I felt she’d had a good run.
I was specifically looking for the old podcasts today when I came across the long forgotten webcomic “The Non-Adventures of Goth Monkey”. It’s a cut and paste comic with clipart and cheap photoshop drawings about a monkey and his friend Rico, a rubber duck. I created 15 episodes, but it was getting harder to come up with comic storylines and run the magazine at the same time. I don’t know if Goth Monkey is funny, but it’s certainly cute. I thought it was hilarious at the time. All fifteen episodes are now online if you care to check them out. Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your comments. Try to remember I made these in 2003 😉