Saturday, October 6, 2012

CCPP010 - Nebraska Underground Quarterly #3 Available Now

The newest installment of Nebraska Underground Quarterly is now available for $1/free with trade.  This issue features a Fall Scene Report, Photos from Nebraska Hardcore Showcase III, Record Reviews by Taylor, and a Fall Show Calendar.  8 pages, half sized.  Email to order:  CrucialChangesHQ(at)

I also have a few leftover CCPP zines for free, ask for availability.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Devils Blues available now!

Local Omaha graphic artist Taylor Smith has teamed up with the CCHQ to release a limited edition art zine titled Devils Blues.  This half sized, 12 paged art zine features original artwork in a cut-up style with an emphasis on dark imagery.  Limited to 28.  $3/ea. ppd.  Email for further inquiries.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Nebraska Underground Quarterly - #2 Summer 2012

Summer 2012 issue of Nebraska Underground Quarterly is now available.  In this issue:  Summer Scene Report, Rants, Record Reviews, and Summer Show Calendar.

Free in person or trade/$1 shipped anywhere in the world.

You choose the cover.

Free copies available at Antiquarium Records in downtown Omaha available Monday, July 2nd.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photo prints now available up to 8.5 x 11 inches

I currently have prints of various photos I have shot throughout the last few years available.  I can also print any live band photo from if you like up to 8.5 x 11 inches in size.  Please email me for further inquiries at:  CrucialChangesHQ (at) gmail (dot) com.  


Print prices:
$1  (regular resolution, lightweight paper)
$3  (regular resolution, heavyweight paper)
$5  (high resolution, lightweight paper)
$8  (high resolution, heavyweight paper)
$12  (high resolution, heavyweight paper, + frame)


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nebraska Underground Quarterly #1

Nebraska Underground Quarterly #1
A new 8 page zine via CCPP that features a scene report, rants, record reviews by our newest member, and a show calendar, no bullshit.  FREE!  Only available at Antiquarium in downtown Omaha.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chicago Zine Fest leftover zines available in limited quantities

I just got back from Chicago Zine Fest and I have a small number of zines leftover as well as a brand new Stranger Randy adult comic from local Omaha artist John Crowley. All zines are half page in size, b&w, w/ 24 weight covers.

1. This is Nebraska Not Anywhere Else - A local Nebraska hardcore zine w/ interviews and photos. 32 pages - 8 copies left - $1/ea. ppd

2. Scenes - A photozine w/ show, nature, and architecture photos all shot on film (Ag Front, Cro-Mags, Merauder, Pentagram + much more). 28 pages - 4 copies left - $1/ea. ppd

3. Interview(s) -  A local Nebraska hardcore interview zine done in a mock news stand layout. MRR Top 10 Zine Nov. 2011 #342. 20 pages - 20 copies left - $1/ea. ppd

4. More Adventures Of Stranger Randy - A new adult comic done by Omaha artist John Crowley. Violence, sex, and drug use in 20 pages - 30+ copies - $3/ea. ppd

Email me to buy or trade:

CrucialChangesHQ (at) gmail (dot) com


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chicago Zine Fest - Where To Find Me

Here is the floor layout and where I will have my table setup for CZF (8th floor, table #64).  Any blog followers that are attending, be sure to say "Hi!".  Each day that passes the more excited I have been getting for the event.  Expect one more CZF update before I head out till Chicago.  Peace.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chicago Zine Fest - Update #1

I finally received my confirmation email from the coordinators of this years Chicago Zine Fest, and I am glad that I went ahead and started all my back catalogue printing throughout January.  Because I started early, I am happy to announce that ALL back catalogue material is printed, bound, and ready.  A few weeks ago, I found a perfect tablecloth for my display on ebay for only 99 cents; a Nebraska state flag that is exactly the dimensions of the allowed table space for the fest.  I don't know how many out of state participants will be at Chicago Zine Fest this year, but I thought it would be cool to proudly show where I am coming from.  I snapped a few pics of what I have done so far.  All I have left to do is tweak the Stranger Randy comic a bit more, and it will be ready for print.  Good thing I took care of everything else, because now I have nearly six weeks to complete the project.  Anyway, let's take a look at what I have done so far:

This is more or less how I will have my table set up.  All back printed material will have red covers.  The mix CD-Rs of local bands from last year are now combined into one cd and have an all new packaging!  The new Stranger Randy Comic will be up front and center.  On the lower right are a couple comics from my friend Courtney in Lincoln.  She does funny work.  

For every back printed zine, I designed a custom intro and outro page exclusive just for Chicago Zine Fest!  Each zine is hand numbered and has a custom back cover as well.  Most zines are limited to only 20, with Interviews having a printing of 40 respectively.  

The next series of photos are showing the newly redesigned packaging for the two mix CD-Rs I did last year.  I decided to go for a paper digipak styled design this time around. Everything is true to the Crucial Changes Printing Press way of doing things, with the same hand assembled process of previous projects.  This is limited to only 25, and once gone the project will be out of print. I think it turned out pretty good!

Here is the inside of the newly designed CD-R packaging.  I didn't want to invest a lot of time and money into an old project, so I kept everything inside to the most minimalist design elements possible.  However, I did design a new band listing sheet.  All CD-Rs are (cheesily) hand numbered this time.  Oof, I look pretty bad here

This is the back of the song listing card.  Lockjaw (RIP) were always a good local band to photograph, plus they have a couple songs on the CD-R so I used them for the design.

That is it for now.  I'll have another Zine Fest update as soon as the Stranger Randy comic is ready to show.  In other blog news, expect a super late wrap up of my favorite hardcore punk jams of 2011 with a tape and etc. review.  Also, expect an all encompassing winter scene report within a week or so.  There is quite a bit of happenings that have been going on around here, so expect a bigger than average write up.  Also expect a new photo update soon.  A lot of content is going to be thrown around quickly, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything.  And of course, THANK YOU for everyone who has remained loyal to Crucial Changes throughout the years.  Peace.