I’ve been making my my dubious presence felt in a few otherwise worthwhile publications recently. First up is Issue 2 of InPrint magazine, who’s theme is ‘typography’. Aside from the fact that I have a bunch of stuff in it, it’s well worth checking out if you’re interested in typography and design. It’s also available as free PDF download, so you really have no excuse not to, other than your understandable apathy.
The next publication is Portals Zine – the lavishly produced, 44 page, saddle-stiched ‘Art Journals’ issue to be specific. You’ll have to pay for this one I’m afraid, but needless to say it’s well worth every penny of the $20 in question, featuring as it does the only four page, full-color interview with Yours Truly in existence. Want to know what inspires me, or where I create? Then choke up the twenty bucks right here, my friend. You won’t be disappointed. Well, you may be, but please don’t complain to me if you are. I got no money for this and did my best to appear at least partially interesting.
Now let us continue our jaunty amble through this leafy literate alleyway until we alight upon the estimable Rückenkälte zine. This, as the teutonic title would suggest, is a Germanic publication. It features both short-stories (mostly in German, nor surprisingly) and, for the amusement of non-German speakers, illustrations. Apparently artists such as Mariana Abasolo, Mitch Blunt and David Shrigley have contributed to past issues (although out of that trio Shrigley is the only one I’ve actually heard of). The theme of the issue I contributed to is “forms” which, as you can see, I interpreted as obtusely as possible.
Anyways the good news (or gute nachrichten) for you is that Rückenkälte is a free zine. The bad news (or schlechte nachrichten) for me is that instead of getting paid for my artistic efforts I received a vague and fairly unconvincing promise of ”immense popularity among Germans (and Austrians) for your work”. We shall see. We shall see.