As of June 15th, the second online issue of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY is available and free for all to enjoy. This project is a mixed media, serialized novel in progress that I've been working on for a while now with my partner Peter I. Chang. Volume 2 picks up where May's Volume 1 left off, and it includes chapters 4 through 6 in the ongoing saga of young Samuel Chu.
There is much about the latest edition that I'm proud of, among them being Peter's new artwork which graces the cover and accompanies each chapter. Also, for the June issue, we were very lucky to have Pleq as our guest musician, and his contribution to the project is the track "Maus" (feat. Manekinekod on vocals). Based in Warsaw, Pleq is the solo project of Bartosz Dziadosz, an experimental musician who combines elements of drone, down tempo, glitch and modern classical. He creates his work by fusing together independently synthesized sounds, often incorporates violin, the unexpectedly melancholic sound of a piano, and sometimes female vocals. Lastly, we incorporated some vintage Japanese print ads into the mix for the fun of it, and I think those images meld well with the magazine concept.
If you're at all interested, the June edition (Vol. 2: chapters 4, 5, 6) can be viewed here: http://issuu.com/lo-vi/docs/june_2012_volume_2
The debut May edtion (Vol. 1: chapters 1, 2, 3) is here: http://issuu.com/lo-vi/docs/may_2012_vol._1/1
And here's a previous blog post where I offered some brief insight into how the project came about and how the collaborative part of the writing works: http://redroom.com/member/mitch-cullin/blog/everything-beautiful-is-far-...
So there you go. All thoughts and comments are welcome. Otherwise, have a great week, my friends.
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