New zine pays tribute to beloved local resident, ‘Clunk’

The cover of ‘Rant,’ a new zine by Fayetteville artist Chad Maupin

A local illustrator has created a new, 32-page zine that pays tribute to a well-loved Fayettevillian.

Artist Chad Maupin, who has been capturing aspects of Fayetteville for years in his illustrations on t-shirts, posters, and more, is set to release the new zine called Rant, and the first issue is all about local resident Chris “Clunk” Selby.

Maupin announced the completion of the new zine on Facebook last week.

“Rant is my new zine project tackling issues I’m passionate about,” Maupin said. “My inaugural issue is a Fayetteville Folklore issue spotlighting everyone’s favorite Flavor Clown Chris Selby a.k.a. Clunk. “The zine is 32 pages of art, interviews, essays and loads of Clunk fun!”

Illustration by Chad Maupin

For those who aren’t familiar, Selby has been a fixture in Fayetteville for more than two decades. He was the proprietor of Clunk Music Hall and Clunk Records, and is currently the owner and operator of a downtown food delivery service called Clunk’s Hungry Express Wagon (CHEW).

He has also become known for his online presence as “fake mayor” on social media in recent years, for helping to deliver free food and supplies to out-of-work locals during the pandemic, and for his grass-roots efforts to help local businesses and other projects.

The zine includes tidbits and memories from Clunk’s time owning the music venue, essays from friends, and hand-drawn illustrations by Maupin.

A page from the new Zine about the Clunk Music Hall Days / Courtesy

In addition to his illustration work with his company Big Bot, Maupin has also been the organizer of local arts and craft events including Wampus Wonderland Holiday Market, Death Ray Illustration and Print Expo, and others.

The new zine, along with a commemorative t-shirt featuring an illustration of Selby is available for pre-order on Maupin’s website. The zine is $15, the t-shirts are $20, or you can get both for $35.

Recent health issues have prevented Maupin from hosting events, and have also limited his ability to work as consistently on his art as he did previously.

Proceeds from the sale of the zines and t-shirts will help Maupin out as he continues his battle with lung disease.

Preorders will be open until June 28, and will go to press to be delivered soon after that.

To purchase, visit