So it’s been almost half a year since the last issue of QRD. It’s hard for me to believe. Life has been crazy & tumultuous the whole time trying to figure out what I wanted to do next & so instead it feels like it’s only been six or seven really really long days in the same way that taking care of my grandmother for eight years felt like three or four really long weeks. Half of the time I spent on the road with bands or doing comic book stuff & it gave me time to think. Anyway, my eventual conclusion from grinding Silber to a halt was that given the idea that I can do anything I want to with the time I have left in the world, I would pretty much prefer working on Silber to anything else even if it can’t be all the things I want it to be as far as gaining artists the recognition & money to allow them to work on their art as much as they’d like to. So I’m trying to find a way to balance me staying sane & running Silber. We’ll see how it works out.
This issue is all about catching up with friends. We have Jason Young who’s drawn a few comics for me over the years. There’s Jamie Barnes who is working on some new music for Silber. There’s Mike VanPortfleet who just released a brand new Lycia album. There’s Scotty Irving of Clang Quartet. Shaun Sandor of Promute. Ben Vendetta who just released his first novel. Former Silber intern turned Silent Media curator Ben Link Collins. Podcast & comic guru Nick Marino. WNCW music director Joe Kendrick. Me answering some other folks’ questions. Carl Kruger who just released a 5 in 5 EP on Silber. & last but not least, candy reviews return including video with co-host Kelsey Barnes. Oh, & the cover star is a robot from the dollar store.
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Brian John Mitchell