Who the Fuck are We?
Lawler - Crazy Glenn Wernig
- Luke Palermo - Andrew
Goldfarb - Tony Millionaire - Gary
Pig Gold - Christian Gabriel
- Beppi & Mary Knott
- Vlad -
Chuck Foster - Jenny
Gonzalez-Blitz - Bruno Blum
Foster - Anjanette
McGrath - Anthony
Begnal - Robert Butcher -
Bruce Alexander - Justin
Editor in Chief/co-founder & Photographer for the NY Waste.
Lucky grew up in London during the great Punk yrs. Lucky feels saved by Punk Rock'n'Roll. Lucky has done life in NYC doing a variety of jobs.
One day after having read the dictionary out of sheer boredom, Lucky moved on to the yellow pages to see what other people did in life and kept stopping at publishing, and so was born the New York Waste newspaper.
One thing about Lucky is that Lucky loves the printed page.
Always going to gigs and shows with some sort of camera in pocket, shooting the underground rock scene in NYC for 17 yrs exclusively for the New York Waste newspaper, "a little rag that I have put out since 97 with the help of some of the best, the weirdest and the wildest that nyc?s has to offer?"
Banana Fish Zero by Lucky Lawler ©2010
Art director/co-founder of the NY Waste.
Superb fine art cartoonist, hangs out in bars drawing the local wildlife. His published body of work include "Having A Hell Of A Time, Wish You Were Here" and a is looking to produce his new one that is ready to go: "How I Spent My Permanent Vacation."
His vision includes Punks, musicians, artists, writers and other assorted weirdos. Bartenders, bar staff n' bar owners, Promoters n' anyone who has "sumpthin' going on" ...And, of course, hot rock n' roll chicks.
Artist statement: “NY Waste Premier Issue Cover” “The illustrations/comix that I’ve done for the Waste were predominately done in Photoshop. Using layers my illustrations sort of resemble animation cells. In this case I’d draw a singer, then, other band members. I scan then, drop them on a background stage, mostly painted in Photoshop. Then a crowd and the two characters. Next I would drop in dialog bubbles. Finally in Quark I would set words from my own personal typeface. Wah lah, the New York Waste is born!” –crazy Glenn Wernig “Larry The Lethargic Lycanthrope” “This here is one of my favorites comic and I was lucky to find all the major pieces and they are nicely congruous to exhibit. Only the bean bag chair is not shown because it was painted entirely with photoshop.Also, you may notice that it was originally called Lem The Lethargic Lycanthrope.”
Cover for NY Waste design by Glenn Wernig ©2010
Original web-slinger & designer for NYWaste website.
Named after Paul Newman's character in Cool Hand Luke, 1968 was a year marked with war, music and the birth of Luke Palermo.
Raised in Ocean City, NJ and graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Luke moved to New York City in 1992 and began an illustrated magazine, Straight Jacket Tuxedo, which ran four issues. During this time he was part of several group shows at the Jack Light Gallery. In 1997 he began his involvement with the New York Waste, and in 2002 created Eville, a cartoon based on living in the East Village.Luke?s work has appeared at or in the Antagonist Art Movement NYC, Big Art Show, The Big Takeover, Bowery Poetry Club NYC, The Idiom, Jack Light Gallery NYC, New York Waste, Pterodactyl Philadelphia, The R Bar, 941 Theatre and 3 AM Magazine.
It all started off on a 5,000 watt radio station in England, discovered as a largish fish in a very tiny pond he moved to Sydney Australia where he photographed editorial fashion for the major magazines. Shit happened and he became "if not mr. Big then mr. Big Enough."
Fleeing the antipodes he ended up in NYC photographing for all the downtown publications and ended up with his own publishing company.
9/11 happened the shit hit the fan and he burrowed into his own rabbit hole only to resurface last year. Realizing the air is sweet again he is now looking into the camera again. An analog man in a digital world.
photo: Lucky Lawler ©2018
more talent in her little finger than...
Anjanette McGrath is a native New Yorker born and raised in Washington Heights. She discovered photography at the early age of twelve when her parents gave her a camera for her birthday. She carried it everywhere and was always taking photos of friends and family. Anjanette earned a Bachelor’s of Art from New Jersey City University. After college Anjanette worked as a graphic designer at MMI International Licensing in New York City for a few years until she became a mom. Her main focus was staying home and caring for her children. She later attended Bloomfield College in New Jersey and obtained her art teaching certification. Anjanette loved and still loves chasing after her children with a camera. Now, that her children are growing and becoming a little more self-sufficient, she has decided to get back into her love for photography. She enjoys photographing live performance, portraits, events, and opened Anjanette Photos Studio at The Manufacturer’s Village in East Orange, NJ. Anjanette currently photographs for the NY Waste Paper, The Sound Live, and Amps and Green Screens.
More info at
Isis Queen, Barb Wire Dolls
first published in NY Waste - Summer 2017
by Anjanette McGrath©2017
Full time genius!
Currently suffers from acute myopia and an inflammation of the olfactory organs.
He is reputed to be buried in San Francisco, where he performs as a one man weirdo garage band under the moniker “The Slow Poisoner,” singing songs about worms driving hot rods and witches in the woods. Andrew is also the author of the long-running underground comic strip “Ogner Stump’s One Thousand Sorrows,” and paints pooping devils and zombified Elvises on black velvet.
The Man The Myth The Pig grew straight up in O Canada beneath the spell of mighty CHUM 1050-AM Toronto, watched The Monkees on TV faithfully every Monday night as a child, named his own first Prefab Four after a certain “I Am The Walrus” lyric, saw Jimi Hendrix at the first-ever concert he ever snuck in to, heard Joe Strummer’s 101’ers open for The Troggs on his first-ever night in London, started The Pig Paper, Canada’s first self-published music fanzine, to sell as a fake concert programme outside shows by The Who, started Pig Records so he could sell some Simply Saucer 45’s too, ran away to Surf City, USA so he could tour Australia (almost) with Jan & Dean (except he forgot his passport), spent the dreaded 1980’s back home leading the Canadian Endless Summer Band – the Great White Northland’s only, a-hemm, authorized Beach Boys tribute band, had Some Time in New York City with the former singer from Teenage Head and the former drummist from Television, released the first-ever “indie” album on the former Soviet Union’s Melodiya label, put together the severely alt. country Ghost Rockets so he could try to get a song into the second Brady Bunch movie, has contributed to books and records on and with everyone from Pat Boone and Jim Carroll to Jandek and the Bay City Rollers, and yet still proudly contributes his own particular brand of run-on sentencing to each and every issue of New York Waste he can!
talented artist - give this man a show
Being a war veteran who struggled with PTSD, he found his outlet through painting. It was after going to local art shows that he became inspired and his monochromatic world turned colorful. A world where you can do anything or be anyone.
Christian started painting in 2007. In 2010, he opened Christian Gabriel Art, a fine art studio that specializes in traditional commissions as well as digital design. He studied Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of Las Vegas where he earned his Bachelors in 2013. After college, Christian gained professional experience working at a high volume fine art production company.
In 2017, Christian relocated to Portland where he was invited to join the advisory committee for The Oregon Society of Artists. His painting “One Mind, One Garden” was featured in an episode of the IFC hit TV series Portlandia (2017).
Christian Gabriel more info:
Poison Heart by Christian Gabriel
day Lucky got a strange mysterious telegraph from Baltimore
City. Ding ding ding
I am Beppi & this is a little space for some of
my creations & ideas. According to my sister,
Carol, I would not rank very high on Dr. Michael
Stone’s “Scale of Evil”. She’s probably right, but
in my work, I try to chronicle the villainy
& scroundrelism (yes, I have a Thesaurus) I see
in the world mix in some pop culture & irony.
Voila! If all goes well, there is a beauty in the
ugliness of the subject matter. In the Bauhaus
tradition, everything I do is an extention of my art
from the obvious paintings & comics to my
outfits & hairdo……