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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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Interview with PaperBird – James Nulick

I first discovered my friend PaperBird’s YouTube channel four years ago, when I was, well, in a heightened, oracular state of mind while trying to decide which book to read next. I googled ‘books to read when stoned,’ and suddenly, just slightly over the horizon, a beautiful speck of sunlight appeared, and so I clicked PLAY… 

JN) Yo, PaperBird! Whereupon we finally make our secret relationship official!

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TRASHademiK – Will Bernardara Jr.

thanks to user zoPZ of the Pass the Popcorn forum[s]

 

The application of academic systems to “trash” [e.g., Z movies, dissonant or abrasive music, incoherent or feral attempts at literature, art by the mentally ill or inept + certain other indescribables] hasn’t been utilized to its disjunctive nadir; in the discourse we’re about to have here, we’ll aim for such lowness. However, our applicator is problematized by the regnant zeitgeist’s dernier cri for aggrandizing schlock + hologram sharks + all sorts of vision-impotence.

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