THREE is something of an alternative bible... If you’ve ever believed in or even had a remote dalliance with outsider art, with DIY culture then Penny-Ante should be a name etched onto your heart. Taking contributions, not just cast-offs, from some of the most inspirational minds, activists and artists of their – our, your dammit, generation and putting them all in one beautifully bound place Penny-Ante have created, curated perhaps, a portable haven. So the fat pleb on the bus is gassing you with Dan Brown – fuck them, take Three from your bag and revel in it. Your friends might wonder what the fuss is about but come on in; this can be our little club."
"Penny-Ante is a DIY publishing house based in Los Angeles that, since 2006, has been compiling art, writing, and interviews, and general artistic miscellany into bound anthologies with little concern for what some might see as cohesive, but great concern for what is good art and interesting reading. Penny-Ante's third volume consists of over 300 pages from more than 80 contributors, from lesser known artists and writers, to luminaries such as Robert Pollard and Ian MacKaye. The book also comes with a complimentary CD of 20 songs by some of the artists involved with the project. As are all Penny-Antes volumes, Three is a mixed bag, where a piece of Jad Fair's artwork can coexist with a printed email to a clergyman inquiring as to how to become "unbatized." But this is what makes Penny-Ante's books so interesting. One can pick u a volume, open to a random page, and discover. And that is what independent publishing should be about."
(Frank Valish, Under the Radar)