30 MILES OF CRAZY! Collection, assembling the first year (and then some) of the True-ish Tales of the denizens & bars of Denver, Colfax Avenue, & and other low places (including road trips to Boston and Philadelphia.) Collecting 30MOC! weekly comics #1 through #70. 6″x9″, 92 pages.
“Harsh and beautiful…. After 5 hospice referrals this week, I need this series to keep my humanity”
– Theresa Allison (Geriatirician & Palliative Care Doctor, commenting on THE FUNERAL OF CGK story line, pages 63-76)
“Drenched in alcohol, full of bothersome creeps and scumbags who wanna tell you a story and see what they can get off you. This is a highly entertaining read and educational too!”
– Noah Van Sciver, Author/artist of Blammo and The Hypo
“Though 30 Miles of Crazy has, as its subtitle, “True-ish tales of derelicts, bars, and denizens of other low places,” the book is a love story, really. It documents Krumpholz’s love of his town, his friends, his lover, and, above all else, other people. Certainly there are moments in this book that focus on the raw, fucked up, and desperate aspects of humanity, but Krumpholz’s portrayal of everyone and everything, while not exactly reverential, is suffused with understanding and affection.
It’s also pretty fucking funny in parts.”
– Daniel Elkin, Comics Bulletin
“Only a mind as warped, unnatural, and savage as Karl Christian Krumpholz’s could have conceived the idea of celebrating that sinister snake called “Colfax”. And what’s worse, he pulls it off admirably, which will only serve to add to the serpent’s ever-growing evil. Which was probably Karl’s plan all along.”
– Frank Kelly Rich, Editor of Modern Drunkard Magazine.
“Every city has its share of craziness, but not every city is lucky enough to have Karl Christian Krumpholz chronicling it. With wit, zing, and a surprisingly sympathetic eye, Krumpholz cruises 30 Miles of Crazy down Denver’s most infamous drag, Colfax Avenue, in all its character-haunted quirk and chaotic humanity. Beneath it all is Krumpholz’s poignant, even sobering realization: that he may just be one of those Colfax crazies himself.”
– Jason Heller, The A.V. Club, NPR, Author of Taft 2012, Hugo Award-winning editor.
“Colfax Avenue is the greatest street in America, and Krumpholz paints it in all its capricious decadence and lunatic glory. Share this book with the toddlers in your life.”
– Richard English, Senior Writer, Modern Drunkard Magazine and Author of Beer For The Genius