The latest issue of Diamond is here! Featuring a magical mystery cover by Michael Deforge and weighing in at 32 pages, this is the coolest one yet. More than ever, I feel this issue represents the friendships and collaborations that Floating World has been graced with the past couple years.
Many of the contributors are artists I’ve worked with in previous art shows, animation fests, or have featured online at Arthur Magazine:
-Throne Boogie presents: DMTV ‘Death Trip’
-Derek Ballard shows us sci-fi porn from the future
-Al Columbia shares an incredible new painting, ‘Toyland’ as a full color centerpiece
-Igor Hofbauer sends urban tales from Zagreb, Croatia
-Tetsunori Tawaraya says hello from Japan
-Matt Lock presents his first ever comic!
Sweetest of all, this issue features 7 artists from Portland:
-Cody Brant & Dunja Jankovic set their guitars and drumsticks aside to collaborate on some collage comics action
-Jason Overby continues his ascension with “Meat Density/Tame Destiny”
-Aidan Koch has relocated to England, but we’re building bridges here
-Tim Goodyear shares his cult VHS reviews, just like watching a movie with the dude himself
-Dame Darcy, welcome to Portland!
-Blaise Larmee resurfaces after another successful plunge into the subconscious
Yesterday I did my impersonation of Paperboy and delivered 800 copies of this fetish object to the city of Portland. Look for a FREE copy at: Stumptown Coffee, Tube, PNCA, 5th Ave Cinemas, Powells Books, Cup & Saucer, Missing Link, Cinerama, Movie Madness, Videorama (Alberta), Random Order, The Waypost, Clinton St. Video, Green Noise Records, Together Gallery, Breeze Block Gallery, Red & Black Cafe, Mississippi Records, Jackpot Records, and more spots to come! Not in Portland? You can order direct from us, or have your local bookstore place an order with Last Gasp Books (lastgasp.com). Or if you’re going to APE this weekend, stop by any of the following tables to get a copy: Sparkplug, The Bad Apple, Pony Club, Tugboat Press. Thanks again to Rikki for her help and all our wonderful sponsors.