Allen Wiggs — St. Louisian, fellow Whitechapler, and all around interesting person — took Warren Ellis “Get Excited and Make Things” campaign/concept from early in the year and ran with it. The idea was to use the borderline outrageous tools/means around oneself (these include things like POD, Magcloud, webzines, webcomics, blogs, Bandcamp, etc; to create art of all kinds for no other reason than because right now, it’s just damn easy; plus I hear it’s good for the soul; holy run-on parentheses) to create something. Anything. Now is the time. There should be an asinine amount of media and art out in the world right now. The only thing holding us back at this point in our history is ourselves.
Anyways, Allen made a magazine centered around this concept of “making things”, a physical object he’s made himself about he and others doing the same. I know, “meta” right? Allen’s released 3 of these magazines, each around 25 pages long, since then. They each include things like art, photos, fiction, travelogues, comics, and the like. I submitted something for issue number 3 and he’s put it to use. But really I’m just a small piece of the puzzle here, as the talent sprawls wildly across the map.
This is the cover:
GO HERE to order Make Something #3. Links to both 1 and 2 are clear. Plus, MagCloud is having a sale right now. So it’s about 5 bucks to get a copy.