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Interview with Damien Ark

MM) Tell me about how Fucked Up was conceived and written. The process seems to have been very personal, and the characters and situations strike a reader as authentic. Did you live through a lot of Fucked Up? To what degree is it autobiographical? When did you finish it, and how was it in a sense a gateway to your more recent writing, which is significantly different?

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Interview with Thomas Moore – Elizabeth Victoria Aldrich

Thomas Moore's new novel Alone was released early last June by Amphetamine Sulphate, as if surfacing from the suffocating confines wrought by Covid-19. These conditions, as if simultaneously emblematic of deeper societal ills and limitations, brought with its birth a sense of perennial resilience.  This book was an emergency. Not one defined by talking heads or the World Health Organization, but necessitated and heralded by the renegade spirit of a living movement of artists and iconoclasts.

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Elemental Essays (Air) – Ryan Madej

In the world of the Obscure Cities, a collection of European graphic novels first published in the

1980’s, one of the stories centres around the hidden city of Armilia and the voyage of a large

Zeppelin that traverses the skies over the landscape of a series of equally fascinating and mysterious

cities, giving the reader a sense of flight through beautiful vistas.

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Interview with Dale Brett

MM) You lived in Japan for a time and Japanese culture and aesthetic seems a good point of departure for an interview about Faceless in Nippon, set entirely in Japan and, for someone who’s never been to Japan, as transporting and alien, and culture-shocking, as the lived experience from which it derives. A romantic story in a singular city, among other things. Tell me about how the country,

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