AUGHTS NOSTALGIA. Arthur Magazine was a FREE culture magazine that defined a lot of the early internet/alternative culture of the early century, before the internet drove it out of business by supplanting the advertising model that made free newspapers a thing. However, Arthur Magazine is back after four years with issue #33, now with a cheap $5 cover price. And what a cover! It’s by Roarin’ Rick Veitch who is interviewed within. A launch party will be held 1/3 at Floating World in Portland.
WHO: Arthur #33 WHAT: Magazine release party and art exhibit WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 6-10pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
And here are the inside deets:
GIANT-SIZED Broadsheet newspaper Sixteen gigantic 15″ x 22.75″ pages (8 color, 8 b/w)
This issue’s contents include…
Dream a Deeper Dream: A how-to conversation with cartoonist ROARIN’ RICK VEITCH by Jay Babcock. Plus “Cartographer of the American Dreamtime,” an appreciation of Rick Veitch and his work by Alan Moore.
JACK ROSE: the definitive, career-spanning interview with this late great America guitarist, conducted by Brian Rademaekers just months before his death three years ago. Plus: Jack Rose discography compiled by Byron Coley, and an illustration of a classic Jack pose by Plastic Crimewave.
Stewart Voegtlin on WAYLON JENNINGS’ dark dream, with an illustration by Beaver
Columnist DAVE REEVES on bath salts and border guards, with an illustration by Arik Roper
Massive reviewage of underground culture by Bull Tongue columnists BYRON COLEY & THURSTON MOORE
Columnist NANCE KLEHM on new modes of exchange—and homemade smokes, with an illustration by Kira Mardikes
Cartoonist GABBY SCHULZ explores our interstate nightmare
The Center for Applied Magick on “The Magic(k) of Money” — and how YOU can win $1000 for planning a BANK ROBBERY!
and the proverbial much much more
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.