Comet is on hiatus until January, 2005
but in the meantime, check out issues #2, #3, #4 online.
you will find in comet 4: the tenacity issue
interviews with exene
cervenka, beth custer, killing my lobster, and marvin k. white
• photo essay by mark brecke: artists respond to the
essays by chaim bertman, stephen elliott, and michael parenti
special profile on non-profit art spaces in the bay area
andi zeisler's tenacious women
new poetry and fiction
art by brigette burns,
alicia mccarthy, christine ponelle, matt rogers, and julie zemel
review of Comet's Tenacity Issue in Broken Pencil ...
The editors of Comet claim to be attracted to the unconventional
and the experimental and this, the Tenacity Issue, pays homage
to creative minds who stayed true to their beliefs and remained
faithful to their own hearts--whether confronted by adversity
or simply by the passage of time. The articles, focusing on artists
working in a variety of media, are well-written and straightforward.
Not only do the texts feed the curiosity of long-time fans--I
was delighted to find out what Exene Cervenka is up to these days--they
also provide enough background information to allow readers to
discover artists previously unknown to them. No one is claiming
to be weird, hard-core or controversial; the artists featured
here offer strong work that speaks for itself, whether it is pen-and-ink
illustration, the written word, stand-up comedy, or musical ventures.
The Tenacity Issue is not a tribute to self-indulgence, it is
a celebration of self-expression and a damn good one at that.