T.J. Murray, Colleen Kolba, Lara Lillibridge, Alex Cendrowski
Welcome to Issue Five. This is a slim issue, but the pieces it contains are as deep and lively as ever. Please start by checking out our wonderful comics by Laura Kraay (Still Life), which I view as both a quirky thought experiment using the personification of nature and a gentle nudge reminding us how often we take for granted our own natural beauty and excellence. Next, click down the line, reading our characteristically unusual fiction and poetry, such as “Family Tradition” by Gordon Brown, which pairs perfectly with art by Dejv Mutnjakovic, and the short but wonderfully sweet “When it Rains,” a haiku by Scott Hubbard. Finally, end with our likely last ever contribution by Gary Cunningham, a not-completely-positive review of us, weirderary.
As you might have noticed, this is the first issue in which I, Jay Thompson, am the sole editor. This is also the last issue before weirderary goes on a hiatus of undetermined length (hopefully not much longer than six months). I know there will be quite a few changes in weirderary between now and when we publish again, but I’m not yet sure what those changes will be. A print issue? A themed issue? Weekly content in lieu of “issues?” New word count limits?
Time will tell. Until then, we hope you enjoy Issue Five, and the issues we put out before this. We are, as always, thankful for all of our supporters. If any of you would like free stickers, either follow and DM us on twitter, or send us an email with your address in it at firstname.lastname@example.org.