A stapled 8 1/2 x 11 inch magazine, Big John’s Cowabunga! was founded in Midland, Michigan by John M. Koenig. By issue #11, July 1977, the magazine featured professionally typeset and photostat covers while the interior was created on typewriters. Also, by 1977, Cowabunga! was writing about punk and new wave bands internationally, including a spotlight on London, as well as locally featuring a cover story on Sonic’s Rendezvous Band.