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Backlit 1

Ladies and Gentleman,

Today, I am pleased to announce that we have launched the early 2013 edition of Backlit! The first time around was an exercise in experimentation and development. This time around, it's all about refinement and advancement. I'm thrilled to say that I really feel like we have taken the zine of the future to the next level! Big thanks to all my Backlit homies - and especially to my fellow Overlord Josh Haun

for his positive attitude, ongoing support and patience to allow us to really fine tune the design side of this beast into something we're all proud of!

Here's the info on the new issue.

Backlit / 1
Early 2013
Now available at
backlitzine.com

Cover Art by Christian Edler

Articles, Columns & Interviews:

Frayed Threads of Vanity / Kyle Harcott
Worship Black Twilight / Jordan Campbell
Interview With Wreck & Reference / Joshua Haun
Interview With Voivod / Joshua Haun
Midnight Ride of the Graveyard Mule / Jordan Campbell
Doomsday Device #2 / Joshua Haun
Raping Angels in America #2 / Joshua Haun
Libations in the Labyrinth Vol. 2 / Dan Obstkrieg
Beneath The Grime #1 / Jon Rosenthal
Progressive Regression / Jordan Campbell

Art & Fiction:
Perfume Virus / Jordan Krall
Interview With Christian Edler / Brandon Duncan & Philip Tyson

STAFF:

Overlords:
Joshua Haun
Brandon Duncan

Contributing Writers:

Joshua Haun
Jordan Campbell
Dan Obstkrieg
Kyle Harcott
Jon Rosenthal

Copy Editor:

Dan Obstkrieg

Design:

Brandon Duncan
Philip Tyson
Spencer Walker

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Happy Samhain / Backlit 0

Yesterday was a glorious day.

Along with a team of some of the best writers and designers I've ever had the pleasure of working with, we officially launched a new ezine called BACKLIT. It all started roughly 5 months ago when Joshua Haun from That's How Kids Die and I started throwing ideas around on how we could make the zine of the future. We wanted to bring the traditional zine format into a contemporary framework that is flexible and adaptable for the the different sizes of web, cell phones and tablets. We wanted to focus on quality content and design, and even though it's available online we didn't want it to feel like just another blog or website. So if you're looking for something different, you can dive into the underground at backlitzine.com!

Here's a rundown of the issue:

Backlit / 0

Inaugural Issue
Now available at
backlitzine.com

Cover Art by Dan Harding

Columns:

Raping Angels in America #1 / Joshua Haun
Angry Old Men / Jordan Campbell
Helpless Child / Dan Obstkrieg
Fucking The Future / Joshua Haun
Libations in the Labyrinth Vol. 1 / Dan Obstkrieg
Words That Wound / Dan Obstkrieg
Doomsday Device / Joshua Haun

Interviews:

Interview With Jester King Brewery / The Dragon of M87
Interview With Ashencult / Jordan Campbell

Art & Fiction:

Succubus in the Attic / Nikki Guerlain
Dan Harding: The Fine Art of Horror / Brandon Duncan

STAFF:

Overlords:

Joshua Haun
Brandon Duncan

Contributing Writers:

Joshua Haun
Jordan Campbell
Dan Obstkrieg
The Dragon of M87

Copy Editor:

Dan Obstkrieg

Design:

Brandon Duncan
Philip Tyson
Spencer Walker

 

On another note, I had the opportunity to help out with a big Halloween party in Kansas City at the Gusto Lounge. My buddy Daniel Goggin asked me to do a couple horror movie inspired illustrations that we could then enlarge and project on to. So I drew Carrie and Psycho. Daniel and I then made some looping animations. The Carrie projection had a cycle of blood constantly running down her body, and then swirling around up into flames. The Psycho one we ended up showing on a television at the party. It had a loop of water constantly spraying in front of her and blood dripping down the shower walls. Was a good time, I love doing stuff like this!

The Man Daniel enlarging the

Carrie

illustration

The Carrie illustration with Daniel's animation on it (wish I had taken video!)