Editorial 30: Graphic

Welcome to #30: this is the GRAPHIC issue.

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Graphic, as in:

• a written or pictorial representation
• described in vivid detail
• relating to the graphic arts

In an exchange between Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell) and Deborah Cowen, they discuss Bambitchell’s recent collaboration entitled Where The Trees Stood in Water. As stated by the artists, the series investigates the role of colonialization, industrialization and gentrification in transforming Toronto’s Entertainment District. Using cartographic and textual archival fragments, the piece questions settlement and displacement, as the entangled remaking of bodies and spaces.

Marie-Claude G. Olivier conduit un entretien avec l’artiste Virginie Jourdain dans le cadre de son exposition L’égalité des doigts présentée à la galerie RATS 9, à Montréal.

Stéphanie De Couto Costa is interviewed by Marie-Christine Dubé, and touches on concepts of duality, loss, feminine identity, conflicts within ones identity, and its symbolism and cultural heritage.

Regular NMP contributor, Andrea Zeffiro, talks with writer/illustrator/ musician/activist Suzy X about her artistic trajectory, queer feminist allegiances and alliances, and building a sense of belonging through affinities.

NMP presents an excerpt from Sherwin Tjia‘s The Moved & The Shook, a show of 100 drawings of people on the bus that he drew on his commute to work, taken from 30 sketchbooks filled over the course of ten years.

Our next theme is SALVAGE, out Jan 1, 2014. This will mark NMP’s 5th year as an independent, fund-less, volunteer-run, labour of queer love.

Upcoming themes are:

31 Jan/Fev 2014 – SALVAGE
32 Mar/Apr 2014 – PERFORM – full
33 Mai/June 2014 – Guest Editor – full
34 Jul/Aug 2014 – FAILURE
35 Sep/Oct 2014 – Guest Editor – (LA CENTRALE) – full
36 Nov/Dec 2014 – ENCOUNTER

If you would like to pitch us an idea for a future submission, please consult our Guidelines and use the Submit form (or email us: info at nomorepotlucks dot org). Issues fill up quickly.

NMP comes out every 2 months online, and bit (a lot) later in print-on-demand. The ARCHIVE, HAUNTED, CRUSH, REVENGE, USED issues will be available in p.o.d shortly — we’re going to pop ’em all out at the same time, before the new year…

As always, huge thank-you to our copy editor, Tamara Shepherd, and to all the NMP regulars, to contributors past and future, and to readers and supporters of the project in so many ways.

Dear readers, we are still and always committed to bringing forward an illustrative journal bimonthly.

Mél Hogan & M-C MacPhee