Poet, novelist, editor, publisher and printer, Charles Plymell, is a prime mover of the Wichita Vortex and a stalwart embodiment of the small press ethos. Grist was published by the Abington Book Shop in Lawrence, KS. Editor John Fowler is quick to thank various guest- and co-editors, chief among them Plymell and George Kimball. Plymell edited no. 7 (1966) which features, along with Glen Todd, Bob Branaman, Roxie Powell, Claude Pelieu, and Mary Beach, the first publication of Steve [S. Clay] Wilson’s artwork. Plymell would print the first issue of Zap Comix in San Francisco in 1968 and Wilson was a regular contributor to Zap from the second issue forward. Plymell edited, printed, and published three issues of Now (1963–65) which is among the most interesting magazines of its time.