I hope you all are well. Pretty stoked to get another issue together (hard to believe it's been a year - I do feel bad that a couple of the interviews are a year old). A continuation of our annual Father's Day interview specials (want the book of previous interviews? go here) as well as the guitarist, & touring musician series. So something for everybody.
If you've been a regular reader for the past 22 years (or even just a portion of that), you may be thinking, "What is up with how seldom the issues are coming out? I mean this guy literally wrote a book about balancing family & working on artistic endeavors & he doesn't know how to pull it off?" I'd say it's a fair criticism. It's hard to pull off & that I'm trying to do it on a half dozen fronts (music, comics, label, webzine, etc) makes it even harder. It seems like every month a smooth week comes where I think I've finally hit the groove & can balance things & then everybody in the house gets a stomach virus wiping us out for a week & backing up the work to be done to tread water by two weeks or a cat gets sick & needs a few hundred dollars in tests or me or my wife's day job loads us with extra hours pushing creative time away or most recently a stray dog moves into the house & disrupts all the balance of the house. I'm not complaining about any of it. The difficulties generally help the family function better as a unit. Life is hard & that helps me know I'm still alive. The artistic work I do somehow more than breaks even & that there's still some interest in what a middle aged dude like me is doing is great. I'm happy & despite many young people's fears, it doesn't seem to destroy creativity; but realizing you want to live your life & be a decent human being does put a limit on the time you pour into different things. I should've learned this 20 years ago, but better late than never.
Anyway, below are the interviews, thanks for your interest & support.
Brian John Mitchell
Artistic Dad Interviews:
Lou Graziani creator of Cy-Boar (May 2017)
Jason Lamoreaux of The Corrupting Sea (May 2017)
Philip Polk Palmer (May 2017)
Zachary Scott Lawrence of Endless Chasm (May 2017)
Loïc Josinski of Koyl (July 2016)
Matt Gut of Fullness Off Lack (October 2016)
Touring Musician Interviews:
Lucio Menegon of Prehistoric Horse (June 2016)