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No, the other side,
…and my answer is always twofold.
First, on our end of things (the creatives who were actually putting the magazine/website together), life happened. We got jobs, we got married, we had kids, etc. Understandably, these things tend to happen as you get older, and I hold onto no resentment because of it.
But on the other side of things, Tastes Like Chicken was done in by big business. Specifically, a group of shady-as-fuck distributors we had trusted. Even more specifically, Tower Records (though, in my humble opinion, they’re all garbage). For these companies, I still hold onto an extreme amount of animosity.
In layman’s terms, we got fucked by these businesses. Sadly, we weren’t alone.
Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot fame felt that same sting. Read more about his experience here.
Today I’d self-distribute,
The scariest part? When I showed it to KB, she said, “Wow. Who is that guy I’m with?” And she was 100% serious; she wasn’t kidding in the least.
KB has no idea who this guy, in this clearly staged photo, is. No shit.
All of this begs the question: What will she say about our wedding photos twenty years from now?
Doomed to become a mystery man,
That’s his Christian name,
Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.
This is the modern-day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.
“We already moved the M&M’s and Grandma’s ashes just in case.”
– Milan, 1/23/16
Better safe than sorry when it comes to Mr. Fabulous,
…who you may remember as the artist behind this beasts portrait.
We bought ourselves a beautiful The Nightmare Before Christmas print…
…commissioned this original Carl Spackler (Bill Murray in Caddyshack) drawing…
…and he even threw in this Star Wars: The Force Awakens print.
Now all we need is a place to hang all this sweet art!
Go ahead and buy prints and/or commission art from Jason here.
To the Spackler that never made it,