Editor-in-chief Kellie on the future of inconnu and the nature of creativity.
September 29, 2014 | The Coffee Table Book | Fall 2014
October is here, and it came more quickly than anyone could have imagined (unless you’re used to things like weeks and months and comfortable with the passing of time – in which case, get out). It’s #PSL season, or, if you’re not a consumer zombie, it’s just autumn. Every time the seasons change, it makes me take a step back to reevaluate how things are going in my life. This is an important thing to do every couple months, to make sure what you’re doing still makes you happy. With that in mind, it’s time to reevaluate what inconnu can be now that the editors have all got Big Girl jobs.
If you’ve been around since the beginning, hi! i love you! also, you should say hello because it can get pretty lonely over here. But anyway, inconnu has been consistently in flux since we first launched in 2011. We’ve been a blog, an art zine, a print magazine, a digital mag, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl. We’ve made music videos, dispensed advice, eaten countless bowls of cereal, gotten drunk with our friends, and had the chance to work with some of the most talented artists and writers on this planet. We haven’t ever really stayed in one place. I think a lot of the reason for that has been my own perfectionism and desire to be and do more. Not only that, but the three of us have always lived in different cities, and we’ve struggled communicating and staying organized with the day-to-day tasks of running a magazine while going to class and trying to Be Amazing.
This past spring Taylor, Joanna and myself were all together in New York working on this issue’s feature with matchmaker Amy Van Doran. While we were there, we had a long chat about the future of the mag. We all have different goals and dreams in life, so naturally we want different things for the magazine, but there are a couple of things we agree upon:
inconnu will continue to exist in the form of various annual projects. This could be anthing – web series, more zines, digital issues like this one, just more of whatever we feel like doing. We will continue to support our existing network of artists, writers, and friends, and work with them whenever possible.
In the mean time, all our archives are still here, waiting to be read and re-read and shared. Keep following us. You never know what’s in store.
And please, feel free to email us anytime with questions, suggestions, submissions, pitches, or just to say hello! Follow us on twitter @inconnumag or individually at @dolphinkickbear, @joanna_harkins, and @thbrogan.
Kellie Hogan is the only person who Kellie Hogan finds funny; don’t even try to make her laugh unless you’ve won a daytime Emmy. She gets most of her work done at 3 am, after spending the entire day sleeping, painting her nails, and writing to-do lists. She's a Peggy Olsen at work and a Peggy Olsen in the bedroom. She is the Editor-in-Chief of inconnu.
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