spring 2018 – issue number three

The spring 2018 issue of intentional pompadour is on the verge of its release date, and man is this one is chock full of Southern goodness!

In the pages of the spring 2018 issue, you will find:

  • a delicious Southern recipe by Cumming, Georgia chef Bridget Reilly Long
  • artwork by Harlem, Georgia artist Birdy Connolly
  • an interview with Aiken, South Carolina Army Veteran and rockabilly guitarist Dwight Bradham, Jr.
  • three haikus by North Augusta, South Carolina poet Kathy Kotz
  • poetry by Cumming, Georgia writer T. Leon Bigham
  • an excerpt of the book “Kicking the Goat Silly” by Edgefield, South Carolina writer Victoria S. Hardy
  • information on the upcoming 60th anniversary reunion show by Augusta, Georgia rock and roll legends Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots
  • an introduction to Augusta, Georgia’s Pete Wood, photographer extraordinaire, and his H.O.T Photography
  • poetry by Savannah, Georgia writer Echo LaVeaux
  • a few goodies by yours truly
  • and last but not least, a musical feature on Augusta, Georgia jazz great Bill Karp

This issue is our biggest to date. Release date will be on or near Friday, March 16, 2018.

Stop in at these local CSRA businesses for your copy:

  • The Book Tavern – on Broad Street in Downtown Augusta
  • Joanie Lamb Hair Salon – on Broad Street in Downtown Augusta
  • 4P Studios – at the corner of Washington and Pleasant Home Roads in Augusta
  • New Moon Cafe – at 116 Laurens Street in Downtown Aiken, South Carolina
  • The Red Pepper – at 725 Silver Bluff Road in Aiken, South Carolina

Grab your copy and remember to always stay intentional!


issue #2 – live on Issuu.com

The second issue of intentional pompadour featuring cover art by Augusta artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman has been released across the CSRA.

In this issue, you will find:

An excerpt from novelist Charles Campbell‘s latest offering, “Chasing the White Rabbit.”

A music feature on Columbia, South Carolina rock band, The Raz.

An interview with artist and singer Steve Bouye.

Poetry by Cumming, Georgia poet T. Leon Bigham and Savannah, Georgia’s own Echo LaVeaux.

A scrumptious recipe by Cumming, Georgia chef Bridget Reilly Long.

Information on Augusta, Georgia rockabilly band King Cat and The Elders.

This Southern culture zine has a limited print run of 100 copies per issue. Due to its exclusivity, we have set up an account at Issuu.com where we will publish an electronic copy for all the world to see.

If you are unable to get your hands on a physical copy of intentional pompadour, click HERE to read it now at Issuu.com!

winter 2018 – issue number two

The winter 2018 issue of intentional pompadour is about to be released, and man is this one gonna be hot!

In the pages of the winter 2018 issue, you will find:

  • Cover art by legendary Augusta, Georgia artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman
  • A holiday recipe by Cumming, Georgia chef and foodie Bridget Reilly Long
  • Musical feature on The Raz, a red-hot rock band out of Columbia, South Carolina
  • A sample of the latest book by North Augusta, South Carolina‘s prolific horror novelist, Charles Campbell
  • Poetry by Cumming, Georgia writer and philosopher T. Leon Bigham
  • An interview with North Augusta, South Carolina singer and artist Steve Bouye
  • Poetry by Savannah, Georgia writer and mystic Echo LaVeaux
  • A Rockabilly Roots feature on Augusta, Georgia band King Cat and The Elders
  • The Harv picks from the litter and answers your questions
  • Poetry, photography, and a restaurant review by yours truly, Betsey Venom

This issue is sure to please. Release date will be on or before Friday, December 15, 2017.

Keep an eye out around the CSRA for your chance to pick up your copy.

Thank you to New Moon Cafe and Joanie Lamb Hair Salon for your support!

intentional pompadour – Now on Issuu

While the intention of the zine has been to showcase regional Southern talent, it occurred to me that not everyone is going to be able to grab a copy of the very limited print run of intentional pompadour.

To remedy this situation, I’m pleased to announce that the zine is now available to be read online right here at this link on Issuu.com.

Please check it out. Thank you for your support.

Preview: The First Issue – Fall Equinox 2017

intentional pompadour is a new zine showcasing Southern talent and fearless Southern ideas. The first issue features Johnny Cash as the inaugural cover star.

Why the name intentional pompadour? It’s simple. The people you see on the cover of each issue will be sporting a pompadour. And that’s intentional. Each bad ass artist is making a statement with his or her hair, and that is the point of this zine.

We are here to make a statement.

There have been many submissions made to intentional pompadour, and I am excited to introduce to you a few of the contributors that – so far – will be featured in the first issue:

Bridget Reilly Long – A native of Atlanta and a foodie extraordinaire, Bridget will be featuring one of her original recipes that you’re sure to enjoy.

T. Leon Bigham – There are many who can compose a poem, but Leon knows how to go further than just entertaining the reader. He can reach the soul. His use of words and imagery will leave you thinking.

Darlene Zenami – Art is one of Darlene’s many talents, and she draws from the soul. Each of her pieces reflect the beauty that only her eyes can see. In this first issue, she shares one of her pencil drawings that I know you’ll enjoy.

Also, there will be a quarterly interview with a Southern creative as well as a band/musician promo page. The first band to be featured is one closest to my heart…King Cat and The Elders! If you are a creative soul and would like to be featured in a future issue, please contact me and we’ll do what we can to get you into a future issue.

    In the inaugural issue, you will find an interview with Augusta, Georgia artist, musician and writer Victoria Hardy. After reading her words, you’ll want to buy her books. Trust me. You will.

    And speaking of books, Savannah, Georgia resident Echo LaVeaux shares a sample from her first novel that was published just last year.

    And, there may be a little something from me thrown in for good measure.

    It’s not too late to get your submissions to me, so send your work to betseyvenom@yahoo.com for inclusion in this inaugural issue of intentional pompadour.

    I’ll extend the deadline to Friday, September 8, 2017, so you still have time.

    I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your talent. Let’s get your work out into the world!