Tim W. Brown Books

Walking Man (2008)

From the same metafictional universe as the films Best in Show and This is Spinal Tap, Walking Man documents the life and times of Brian Walker, publisher of the zine “Walking Man.” Through a fateful encounter between his foot and a yuppie's BMW, Brian becomes the most famous zine publisher in America and an ardent defender of pedestrian rights. Meanwhile, he must juggle the ambitions of his sexy actress girlfriend with his soaring celebrity.

Written in the spirit of a scandalous tell-all biography, Walking Man satirizes so-called “alternative” culture while it fondly recollects the 80s and 90s zine scene.


"I loved this book from its first page. Walking Man tells an extremely funny story and is spot-on in its critique of pop culture trendiness.” -Joseph Weisberg


"With a good eye for detail and a playful touch of humor, Tim W. Brown remembers a largely forgotten shadow world of American bohemia in the last decades of the 20th Century. Like the fanzines that bore witness to this scene, Walking Man is a welcome reminder that great culture bubbles up from the underground." -Stephen Duncombe


"It's safe to say that no one knows the mysterious, sure-footed Brian Walker better than Tim W. Brown -- certainly not his fans, and perhaps not even his own family. Anyone who enjoys zines will relish this account of the most famous zinester ever." -Chip Rowe