Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poteat Lights Up History

Makeout Creek editor Joshua Poteat will be participating in tomorrow (i.e., Friday) night's InLight Richmond, which will feature installations of light-based artwork throughout downtown Richmond, VA. Joshua's storefront piece with designer Roberto Ventura will be located at 521 E Grace St, one block up from the new Carpenter Center/CenterStage, and is designed to honor Gabriel Prosser, the leader of one of the United States' few large-scale slave revolts whose unmarked grave today sits beneath a VCU parking lot. If you've glanced at our blog before, you might know that Joshua is quite handy at crafting light boxes, so it'll be exciting to see him translate his work to this larger scale. Richmonders, come out if you can!

Above: a detail from Poteat and Ventura's larger work, entitled "For Gabriel." Richmond's Style Weekly has posted nice little article on the event here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Getting Internetier

Makeout Creek just got a Facebook page (meant to replace the previously established Facebook "group," which we're doing for some reason we've already forgotten), so now you can go on there and become a fan of our magazine and receive updates that way. We're keeping this here blog, of course, but this is a nice way to give quick updates to you Facebook users without resorting to Twitter, which, if you don't know it, is uncool. (But seriously. We'll never be on Twitter.)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What Elk Do

As illustrated on the cover of Makeout Creek 3. Although ours has an extra skull on its head.

Thanks, Ryan!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back in New York City!

And at a wonderful bookstore! Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has Issue Three of Makeout Creek in stock. A couple of MC editors lived in the neighborhood for a good period of time and are seriously in love with this place, so it's a real honor to have our magazine there. If you are ever in the area, or, you know, anywhere in NYC where you can hop on a train, please support this wonderful resource for literature, art and design books, journals, and the unclassifiable.

Our thanks to the kind people at Spoonbill & Sugartown, and to MC contributor R. Nicholas Kuszyk, whose book Jammer Slammer is forthcoming from Makeout Creek. Stay tuned.