Mostly True: The West's Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine
Place Published: Portland, OR
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Date Published: 2012
Edition: Second edition
Book Id: 37965
166 pp. [23 cm]; illustrated wraps. Photographs and illustrations throughout.
Four years after the first book, master railroad and freight tag historian Bill Daniel rebuilt this second edition with 24 additional pages of new material. Bill Daniel has crafted a remarkable book as a companion to his twenty-years-in-the-making Who Is Bozo Texino?—a documentary about modern day hobos, rail workers and a forgotten outsider subculture. The book is full of obscure railroad nostalgia—the result of a 25 year obsession with hobo and railworker folklore. Freight riding stories, interviews with hobos and boxcar artists, historical oddities and tons of photos of modern day boxcar tags are all presented in the guise of a vintage rail fanzine. (Paraphrase of the summary from the publisher, Microcosm Publishing.)