VIDEO TONFA by Tim Goodyear

608 pages, 5.75″ x 8.25″
Black & Yellow, SC
ISBN: 978-1-942801-93-1



Features 300 of Tim Goodyear’s movie reviews with hand drawn recreations of the movie’s original advertising or VHS box art.

In 2009, Tim Goodyear turned his sketchbook into a journal of the movies he watched, focusing on VHS & DVD for an eclectic & personal film history. For each video he redrew the original box art & substituted the text with his own reflections. Video Tonfa is more than a book of movie reviews, it’s a chronic memoir of over 300 video visitations.

Tim Goodyear is a fundamental figure in Pacific Northwest DIY media who has been involved with comics, zines, and video for many years. His publishing imprint, Teenage Dinosaur, has published works by Matt Furie, Julia Gfrorer, Dash Shaw, and others.

“Goodyear has allowed the simple love of film and the evocation of pleasure or pain that each bring out in him to be the focus, filling up the page with a visual diary that is not unlike the ones of your youth.” –Forces of Geek

Video Tonfa is a great read for film watchers, casual and cult-lover alike. Goodyear’s reviews are both personal and unpredictably hilarious.” –Portland Mercury

“A fascinating and consistently hilarious account of the omnivorous maturation of one man’s film diet over the course of nearly seven years.” –Paste Magazine

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Weight 27 oz
Dimensions 8.25 × 5.75 × 2 in


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