Featuring stories by Aimee Bender, Aaron Garretson and Thomas Cooper, non-fiction by Benjamin Percy, an interview with Amanda Lear, poetry by Robin Beth Schaer and Seth Perlow, our Best of Sweet Fancy Moses (.com) tribute, and the winner of the Bookmark Contest, this is one of the more oddball issues to date. Plus, we poke fun at "going green" all while going green (this issue, like all future Opium's, is completely recycled).
Baffled by the cover? Don't be. Here is a very brief FAQ from designer David Barringer:
Q: Note on the cover art, the interior design, and just a general response to the question, "What in great green hell is Opium up to?"
A: Yeah, about that. The cover of Opium's Go Green! Issue 6 shows ancient Egyptians building a rocket to escape a doomed, burnt-up, and wasted planet Earth. We wanted to take the environmental issue as far as we could, which is the ruination of the planet and humanity's need to escape to other planets, and then pull the comedy camera back to a panorama of human history. So it's funny, right, that ancient civilizations were already, like, "Been there, ruined that, couldn't get the damn rocket to work." And we here now are still pretty much spinning our wheels in the mud of that problem. Opium is now Green. Tag, you're green! Green is love.