When I was first putting the HoodieRipper blog together, it was my general intention that there would be a bunch of short stories and they would have accompanying illustrations. Cristy C. Road ended up coming on board and doing art for all of them except the first one, “Miss Amanda Jones,” which tragically missed out. When I repackaged all the short stories as a zine a few months back, I remedied that by commissioning Kelsey Short to do an illustration for it. The picture was amazing but, being a dork, I forgot to post it online. So here it is, and here’s a link to the original story.
Kelsey actually did two illustrations for me. The second one illustrates a short story only available in the print collection. That’s not for sale online yet, but it will be soon and I’ll unveil the (awesome) illustration to the internet as soon as you can get your own copy.

When I was first putting the HoodieRipper blog together, it was my general intention that there would be a bunch of short stories and they would have accompanying illustrations. Cristy C. Road ended up coming on board and doing art for all of them except the first one, “Miss Amanda Jones,” which tragically missed out. When I repackaged all the short stories as a zine a few months back, I remedied that by commissioning Kelsey Short to do an illustration for it. The picture was amazing but, being a dork, I forgot to post it online. So here it is, and here’s a link to the original story.

Kelsey actually did two illustrations for me. The second one illustrates a short story only available in the print collection. That’s not for sale online yet, but it will be soon and I’ll unveil the (awesome) illustration to the internet as soon as you can get your own copy.


theg33k:

So, ZeroWave, the next HoodieRipper novel, has a cover artist lined up and it’s Kevin Wada!

Oh, BTW, did I mention that the next HoodieRipper book is almost done? And that it’s slated to be released in June, 2014? And that the amazingly talented Kevin Wada is going to be doing the cover? (Wait, I’m pretty sure I mentioned that part. Did I mention I’m bad with press releases and announcements? No? Well, yeah.)

If you’ve ever wondered how a love of both crust punk and K-pop could exist comfortably in the same person (let alone universe), ZeroWave will give you your answer. And if you’re wondering what other things the book will contain, here’s an incomplete list: more punks, more drinking, more geekiness, more queerness, more making out, more sex, more kink, more singing, and more choreographed dancing. Plus all the romance and love you expect from a HoodieRipper novel.

Anyway, I encourage you to appreciate the pictures above and get stoked about the cover art Kevin Wada is going to make, because I’m sure as hell stoked about it already.


Punk rock for your ears! I made it myself! It’s a Decemberween miracle!
actyouragepodcast:

Act Your Age, Episode 03
This time on Act Your Age, Chris Eng doesn’t have time to talk about ANYTHING because he’s too busy playing awesome music! No ‘blah blah blah let me tell you what I think’ or ‘wah wah wah listen to my opinion’. Nope, he just shuts the hell up and loads up the episode with kick-ass track after kick-ass track. It’s a gooder. Maybe the gooderest yet.

Paul Pearson – StoryBig Eyes – Nothing You Could SayShady Hawkins – When Yr GoneCascadia – JosieThe Automaticans – AudreyThe Porcharitas – Get WastedThe Wild Ones – Sweaty AlreadyBlaire Alise and the Bombshells – I Got SomethingVICTORIES – Denim and LeatherLOZEN – Clay CliffsThe Need – Circuit SideBoom Said Thunder – Dance the TigerWAYCUP – Take Me InAutoclave – It’s Not Real LifeQuix*o*tic – Sitting in the ParkThe Casual Dots – I’ll Dry My TearsSlant 6 – Eight Swimming PoolsDescendents – Everything Sux / I Like Food / AllThis podcast is also available for direct download or on Soundcloud. If you want to subscribe, there’s a feedburner link.

Punk rock for your ears! I made it myself! It’s a Decemberween miracle!

actyouragepodcast:

Act Your Age, Episode 03

This time on Act Your Age, Chris Eng doesn’t have time to talk about ANYTHING because he’s too busy playing awesome music! No ‘blah blah blah let me tell you what I think’ or ‘wah wah wah listen to my opinion’. Nope, he just shuts the hell up and loads up the episode with kick-ass track after kick-ass track. It’s a gooder. Maybe the gooderest yet.

Paul Pearson – Story
Big Eyes – Nothing You Could Say
Shady Hawkins – When Yr Gone
Cascadia – Josie
The Automaticans – Audrey
The Porcharitas – Get Wasted
The Wild Ones – Sweaty Already
Blaire Alise and the Bombshells – I Got Something
VICTORIES – Denim and Leather
LOZEN – Clay Cliffs
The Need – Circuit Side
Boom Said Thunder – Dance the Tiger
WAYCUP – Take Me In
Autoclave – It’s Not Real Life
Quix*o*tic – Sitting in the Park
The Casual Dots – I’ll Dry My Tears
Slant 6 – Eight Swimming Pools
Descendents – Everything Sux / I Like Food / All

This podcast is also available for direct download or on Soundcloud. If you want to subscribe, there’s a feedburner link.


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Check it out! I made a new podcast! I played a music! I did it for yooooooooooou.
actyouragepodcast:

Act Your Age, Episode 02Oh, look! The second episode of Act Your Age! This time ‘round, Chris talks about how punks used to like TV a lot in the olden times, how radio is different from podcasts, and other things that are patently obvious to anyone but the elderly. He also plays infinite percent more Corin Tucker than last time.Containe - Shy Song (Or I Want to Fuck You)lié – MuseDA! – Dark RoomsSlow – Have Not Been the SameWhite Lung – Two of YouLunachicks – Jan BradyEpoxies – Everything Looks Beautiful on VideoYoung Fresh Fellows – TV DreamBlack Flag – TV PartyHeavens to Betsy – She’s the OneCadallaca – The Trouble With Public PlacesCorin Tucker Band – NeskowinSleater-Kinney – Good ThingsColorblind James Experience – Considering a Move to MemphisAngel Haze – Wrecking BallThis podcast is also available for direct download or on Soundcloud. If you want to subscribe, there’s a feedburner link.

Check it out! I made a new podcast! I played a music! I did it for yooooooooooou.

actyouragepodcast:

Act Your Age, Episode 02

Oh, look! The second episode of Act Your Age! This time ‘round, Chris talks about how punks used to like TV a lot in the olden times, how radio is different from podcasts, and other things that are patently obvious to anyone but the elderly. He also plays infinite percent more Corin Tucker than last time.



Containe - Shy Song (Or I Want to Fuck You)
lié – Muse
DA! – Dark Rooms
Slow – Have Not Been the Same
White Lung – Two of You
Lunachicks – Jan Brady
Epoxies – Everything Looks Beautiful on Video
Young Fresh Fellows – TV Dream
Black Flag – TV Party
Heavens to Betsy – She’s the One
Cadallaca – The Trouble With Public Places
Corin Tucker Band – Neskowin
Sleater-Kinney – Good Things
Colorblind James Experience – Considering a Move to Memphis
Angel Haze – Wrecking Ball

This podcast is also available for direct download or on Soundcloud. If you want to subscribe, there’s a feedburner link.


So, I made it through my first Toronto Canzine and it was awesome! I spent the days (and weeks) preceding it spazzing out and doing prep which, in hindsight, might have been a little excessive, but at least I’m ready for any small press expos that might spontaneously pop up in the next few months.


I ended up selling over 20 copies of my new zine, Singles (which is a collection of HoodieRipper short stories), and one copy of Molotov Hearts, so that was pretty rad. Honestly, I’m pretty thankful when anybody buys anything I’m selling in some kind of book fair context. I mean, you can look at a comic someone made and be like, “Well, the story might suck but the art is awesome,” but when you look at my book, it’s just like, “Well, you sure used a lot of words. Hopefully they’re in the right order.” So, thanks to anyone who took a chance on my stuff.


After I factored out printing costs and table fees and the cab ride home, I was probably at the break-even point, but I had to buy a copy of Liz Worth's new book PostApoc (a post-apocalyptic punk novel) and that sent me firmly (but happily) into the red. As if making money was my goal or something. Anyone who sells their shit at zine fairs with the intention of making mad stacks needs a hard smack upside the head.


Ultimately, a bunch of folks who had never heard of me before took a leap of faith on my writing, and I met a bunch of really cool people who make and do stuff. I’m very happy with how my weekend turned out. Thanks for the rad times, Canzine! I’m already looking forward to next year!

So, I made it through my first Toronto Canzine and it was awesome! I spent the days (and weeks) preceding it spazzing out and doing prep which, in hindsight, might have been a little excessive, but at least I’m ready for any small press expos that might spontaneously pop up in the next few months.

I ended up selling over 20 copies of my new zine, Singles (which is a collection of HoodieRipper short stories), and one copy of Molotov Hearts, so that was pretty rad. Honestly, I’m pretty thankful when anybody buys anything I’m selling in some kind of book fair context. I mean, you can look at a comic someone made and be like, “Well, the story might suck but the art is awesome,” but when you look at my book, it’s just like, “Well, you sure used a lot of words. Hopefully they’re in the right order.” So, thanks to anyone who took a chance on my stuff.

After I factored out printing costs and table fees and the cab ride home, I was probably at the break-even point, but I had to buy a copy of Liz Worth's new book PostApoc (a post-apocalyptic punk novel) and that sent me firmly (but happily) into the red. As if making money was my goal or something. Anyone who sells their shit at zine fairs with the intention of making mad stacks needs a hard smack upside the head.

Ultimately, a bunch of folks who had never heard of me before took a leap of faith on my writing, and I met a bunch of really cool people who make and do stuff. I’m very happy with how my weekend turned out. Thanks for the rad times, Canzine! I’m already looking forward to next year!


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Hey, if you like HoodieRipper and want to know what music I listen to (or are really curious as to what my voice sounds like), then check out my new monthly podcast!
theg33k:

Act Your Age, Episode 01It’s the first episode of Act Your Age, the music podcast from Chris Eng, author of the punk romance novel Molotov Hearts. In this installment he talks about why now is the best time to be alive (no, seriously) and getting old. Juxtaposition!

No Fun - Be Like UsJabber - Maybe Next YearAll My Friends - Pool Party FuneralLemuria - Chautauqua CountyBaby Ghosts - The Ghosts of My Crappy-Ass FriendsDiscount - Clap and Coughall dogs - FarmSmalls - Game of KingsBrutal Youth - 1 lb/YearSupersuckers - Good LivingThee Headcoatees - Park It Up Your ArseNomeansno - The Day Everything Became NothingThe Protomen - Light Up the NightBig Ups - Goes BlackRVIVR - The SeamTacocaT - Psychic Death CatLongstocking - Teenage Angst at 27Descendents - When I Get OldThis podcast is also available for direct download or on Soundcloud.

Hey, if you like HoodieRipper and want to know what music I listen to (or are really curious as to what my voice sounds like), then check out my new monthly podcast!

theg33k:

Act Your Age, Episode 01

It’s the first episode of Act Your Age, the music podcast from Chris Eng, author of the punk romance novel Molotov Hearts. In this installment he talks about why now is the best time to be alive (no, seriously) and getting old. Juxtaposition!

No Fun - Be Like Us
Jabber - Maybe Next Year
All My Friends - Pool Party Funeral
Lemuria - Chautauqua County
Baby Ghosts - The Ghosts of My Crappy-Ass Friends
Discount - Clap and Cough
all dogs - Farm
Smalls - Game of Kings
Brutal Youth - 1 lb/Year
Supersuckers - Good Living
Thee Headcoatees - Park It Up Your Arse
Nomeansno - The Day Everything Became Nothing
The Protomen - Light Up the Night
Big Ups - Goes Black
RVIVR - The Seam
TacocaT - Psychic Death Cat
Longstocking - Teenage Angst at 27
Descendents - When I Get Old

This podcast is also available for direct download or on Soundcloud.


Molotov Hearts got plugged in this weekend’s edition of one of Canada’s two national papers, the National Post! Woot!

Molotov Hearts got plugged in this weekend’s edition of one of Canada’s two national papers, the National Post! Woot!


The first draft of HoodieRipper Vol. 2 is in the can. LET THE CELEBRATIONS COMMENCE.

The first draft of HoodieRipper Vol. 2 is in the can. LET THE CELEBRATIONS COMMENCE.


The music mattered to her. K-pop mattered and ZeroWave mattered. Pop music mattered. That’s not a phrase she would have said out loud six months previous, but she’d come to realize how much she stood by it. She was willing to fight for pop music. She was willing to lose friends over it. And why? For no deeper reason that she enjoyed it. And why did it have to be deeper than that? Why couldn’t that be the bottom line? Because it wasn’t cool? Well, fuck that. She knew plenty of people into K-pop who were a fuck of a lot cooler than the dogma-spouting tools in the punk scene.
Excerpt in progress from HoodieRipper 2 (a.k.a. ZeroWave)