Sunday, 9 September 2012

Editorial: Art Fist Issue Eight editoral

Has it really been a year since the first Art Fist? I’m not usually one of those people who likes to talk about themselves and about how great their lives are, but I’m going to make an exception today Since starting Art Fist a year ago, the magazine has led me to meet an array of weird and wonderful people; I’ve made friends and got to read a real mix of great writing. I really like the fact that I don’t k now what is going to be in the next Ar t Fist, each new edition seems to attract new writers with new ideas. It is also the regular contributors who add to the magazine’s unique charm.

Highlights for me have included Michael Dixon’s Special Agent John Logan (RIP) series which ended last issue; the complete insanity of Lucha London’s dating advice column (sorry Lucha, I’m sure you mean well, but we do get quite a few complaints about you); Michael Sterrett ’s short stories which always managed to feel simultaneously light-hear ted and poignant; Stevie Kilgour’s surreal letters; Lesley Jackson’s articles and her role as deputy-editor.

When I started Art Fist, I wanted to make a magazine which reflected the creativity in Leeds by being as down-to-earth and open-source as possible. I hope that this comes across and I thank everyone who has contributed.
In order to celebrate the year anniversar y of Art Fist, this issue is bigger than usual and I have contacted some of the original contributors to the first Art Fist for new contributions, Michael Sterrett and Si Si (who hasn’t contributed since issue one) have kindly submitted work for this landmark issue.

Welcome to Art Fist.

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