You can check out the rest here. (And no, they are not naked.)
"CREEP is a culture magazine.
We stalk subcultures, fashion, music, art, and design.
We believe in self-expression, drag queens, and 1985 Pete Burns. 3AM pizza runs, warehouse parties, and not being an asshole. It is appropriate to drink a Slurpee in the middle of winter. We believe in Value Village, black pants, and sneaking into Fashion Week. Wear whatever you want. We believe in white space, organized clutter, and hot summers.
You are beautiful. And we are secretly watching you.”
-An artist statement and manifesto taken from Creep Magazine’s profile.
This magazine has just launched their first issue via issuu.com, a digital publishing platform. CREEP is currently Vancouver-based, although that’s bound to change as Editor-In-Chief, Zarah Cheng jets off to NYC this summer. Additional contributors - and cover girls - include Josefa Cameron as Music Editor, and Paulette Cameron as Art Editor. When these ladies aren’t writing and painting the town, they compose 3/4 of the band Hooves.
CREEP enchants me and not just for its content, which I am sure will only get better as the flowers bloom. I am enchanted by the concept of online publishing. While I thought my fascination was a recent development, upon closer consideration I realized that the creation of this particular blog marks my seduction into the world of online publishing. Tumblr is to online publishing, what Animal Collective is to hallucinogens. Beautiful gateways.
Tonight I was at an ebook launch for Randy Lee Cutler, which I will document in a future post. Randy Lee said that her pitch was rejected by a publisher who claimed that books by ‘local’ artists never sell. E-publishing was her only solution; it also solved the problem of distributing her books to a mass audience without the circulation and marketing infrastructure that publishing houses provide.
I have decided that digital publishing will be a new undercurrent in this blog, some reoccurring food for thought. While I like the idea of online publishing, I am not entirely convinced that the publishing house is obsolete. Have self-publishers appropriated the genre in the same way that Instagram users have appropriated photography? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, let us support indie publishing in all forms! You can follow Creep Magazine for free here.
Congrats to Z,J &P. I leave you with this-