Whitefish Review Releases Issue #17,
Mythic Beasts & Monsters
Stephen R. Bissette, the legend of modern horror comics, political cartoonist Jeff Danziger, plus 40 writers, artists and photographers
Whitefish, Mont. (May 15, 2015)— Whitefish Review will host author Jack Turner and poet Lowell Jaeger on May 29 in honor of the release of their 17thissue, “Mythic Beasts and Monsters.” The literary event is hosted at the lakeside tent pavilion at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake from 7-10 pm.
Special guest Jack Turner, author of The Abstract Wild, along with poet Lowell Jaeger, will read from new work. Doors open at 7 pm with live music. Readings start at 8 pm and will also feature emerging local writer Ben Polley.
“In this issue we shine light on how writers and artists view monsters and mythic beasts,” said founding editor Brian Schott. “We are honored to view the submissions from the incredibly talented minds who reach out to us for each issue and hope you enjoy this collection of creative energy and collaboration that shines some light on the various specters of darkness, myth, and wild creatures in this world and in our minds.”
The cover of the new issues features art by Stephen R. Bissette, the legend of modern horror comics who made his name as the artist on “The Saga of the Swamp Thing.” On the back, six young artists from Stumptown Art Studio give their interpretation of a Yeti. A special feature from author and National Geographic correspondent Douglas H. Chadwick showcases the rare bears of the Gobi desert.
In addition to work from writers, artists and photographers representing 20 states and three countries, Whitefish Review’s founding editor Brian Schott and art editor Adam Blue pulled up a seat with two of our country’s influential artists to talk about monster-making in relationship to our culture. In the conversation, political cartoonist Jeff Danziger and comic artist Stephen R. Bissette discuss a wide range of monster topics, riffing on historically monsterish narratives from Bigfoot, Frankenstein, and Scrooge McDuck, to modern day corporate monsters, technology, and genetically modified food.
The launch event evening is sponsored in part by The Whitefish Community Foundation and Glacier Bank. For more information, visit www.whitefishreview.org or call 261-6190.