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As of July 3rd, 2010, we will no longer be updating this site. Please find us online at the official Gigantic page: http://thegiganticmag.com, which will feature Gigantic Web content, Gigantic news, Gigantic purchases. In short, all things Gigantic.
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The next 30 subscription orders will receive a free limited edition “flat” of Gigantic America Bios artist Andre da Loba’s newest untitled work, pictured above. There will be two sets of Andre’s prints offered as part of this subscriber special; one set of the bear wearing a blue hat, another set of the bear wearing an orange hat. Each set is from a limited edition of 25.
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A two-year subscription (4 issues total, beginning with Issue 2, including shipping and handling, a “flat,” and a GIGANTIC) is $32.
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Filed under: events, Issue 2, press | Tags: Annabel Braithwaite, Belathée Photography, Brian Beatty, Christopher Koulouris, David Mahfouda, Deb Olin Unferth, Issue 2, Joe Wenderoth, Joshua Cohen, Justin Taylor, Ken Sparling, Kendra Grant Malone, Lydia Bell, Mike Topp, Nina Schloesser, PPOW Gallery, Release Party, sasha fletcher, Scallywag & Vagabond
Many warm thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday for the Gigantic Issue 2: Gigantic America Release Party at the PPOW Gallery in Chelsea! Thank you too to all our readers and performers and to PPOW for hosting the night’s events!
The evening featured a performance by Lydia Bell, original work by Sasha Fletcher and Justin Taylor, as well as a series of “surrogate readings” featuring content from the issue: Nina Schloesser reading Ken Sparling, Joshua Cohen reading Joe Wenderoth, Mike Topp reading Brian Beatty, and Kendra Grant Malone reading Deb Olin Unferth. In addition, the gallery hosted the installation of Brooklyn artist David Mahfouda’s 130-foot, handmade American flag, damaged during celebrations after Obama’s election and restored by the Brooklyn-based Fixers Collective.
Thank you to our photographer for the evening, Annabel Braithwaite for Belathée Photography. For a full slide show of Annabel’s images from the evening please click here. In addition, The Hostess Project has generously posted a slide show on flickr.
Check out Christopher Koulouris of Scallywag & Vagabond’s pithy recap of the evening here. Thanks, Chris!
It is safe to say, that this lot are onto something and a thorough read of what they have put out certainly had me invigorated and rather charmed [...] With their America issue the editors were intent on discovering what it is to be American, where America lives at this moment and where America is possibly heading. - Christopher Koulouris, Scallywag & Vagabond
Stay tuned to our website for companion content to the new issue!
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thanks again to everyone who came out for the party. we felt honored to have some many wonderful people support the magazine. pix and more coming soon.
Filed under: events | Tags: Brian Beatty, Deb Olin Unferth, Dinh Q. Le, Issue 2, Lydia Bell, Mike Topp, PPOW Gallery, sasha fletcher, Stephen O'Connor
Flyer by Skyler Balbus
Please join us in celebrating the release of Gigantic‘s second issue: Gigantic America. Featuring interviews with Lydia Millet, Adrian Tomine and Sam Lipsyte; new fiction from Robert Coover and Leni Zumas; art by Thomas Doyle and Thomas Allen; along with collectible biographies of famous Americans, as written by, among others, Deb Olin Unferth, Michael Kimball, Clancy Martin and Stephen O’Connor.
Our launch party will include short readings from Gigantic #2 contributors Deb Olin Unferth, Stephen O’Connor and Sasha Fletcher; a special performance by artist Lydia Bell; a special “surrogate” reading of Brian Beatty’s work by Mike Topp; on view, Dinh Q. Lê’s Elegies; cheap drinks and all the fun and miscellaneous delights you’ve come to expect from things Gigantic.
Please stay tuned for more updates or check our facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=305800204437&ref=ts.
Gigantic Issue #2 Launch Party
Saturday, February 27, 2010
511 W 25th St #301
New York, NY
Filed under: events | Tags: Gigantic, Gigantic magazine, James Yeh, Justin Taylor, Lincoln Michel
Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7pm
Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Gigantic Present:
Greatest Three-Minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Story Ever
You know, Brooklyn is a kind of alright place for music and books. But where can you find the two together? At Greatest Three-Minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Story Ever, that’s where.
Greatest Three-Minute Rock ‘n’ Roll Story Ever is where writers, rockers and raconteurs are united at last, relating three-minute stories of youth, sex, booze, noise and a little thing called rock ‘n’ roll.
-Jami Attenberg (Author, The Melting Season)
-Justin Taylor (Author, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever)
-Franz Nicolay (Musician/Writer, Complicated Gardening Techniques)
-Zachary German (Author, Eat When You Feel Sad)
-Nick Gazin (Artist, Vice Magazine)
-Jens Carstensen (The Giraffes)
-James Yeh (Gigantic)
-Aaron Hartman (Old Time Relijun/Girls in Trouble)
-Kendra Grant Malone (Poet, author of the chapbook Conor Oberst Sex)
-Mike Conklin (L Magazine)
-Chelsea Hodson (poet)
-Maura Johnston (The Awl/Village Voice)
-Eric Davidson – New Bomb Turks/Author of We Never Learn)
-Lincoln Michel (Gigantic/The Faster Times)
-Derek Evers (Impose Magazine)
-Beverly Hames (Fox & Fawn/Vice blog)
-Aaron Lefkove (LiveFastDie/Liquor Store)
-Michaelangelo Matos (A.V. Club/The Stranger)
Plus! A Very special set by The Wailing Wall.
Hosted by Jason Diamond and James Yeh
Susan, Franz and Maria play rock covers on accordion
No cover, totally free.
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What Gigantic People Have Been Up To*
Ed Park (Gigantic #1) was a finalist for the PEN-Hemingway award and the Asian American Literary Award for Personal Days. He has published fiction in PEN America #11 and Significant Objects, as well as nonfiction in Post Road #17, The New York Times Book Review, and The L Magazine.
Kevin Kwan (Gigantic #1) worked on Gore Vidal: Snapshot’s in History’s Glare, Vidal’s third memoir, as well as on projects with TED.com and Nathan Wolfe. He also began shooting for a film on the subway.
Todd Zuniga (Gigantic #1) launched Literary Death Match in Paris and London.
Pedro Ponce (Gigantic #1) will read at the Oregon Literary Arts-First Wednesday Reading on March 3, 2010 (Blackbird Wineshop, Portland, OR).
Justin Taylor (Gigantic #1) has a book coming out with Harper Perennial on February 9 entitled Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. He published in Electric Literature’s blog, The Outlet , New CollAge, Prism Index #1, and The Believer. He also appeared in the film 60 Writers/60 Places.
Shane Jones (Gigantic #1) published his novel Light Boxes with PGP, which was later picked up by Penguin and Spike Jonze. His chapbook The Nightmare Filled You with Scary was published through Cannibal.
Yuka Igarashi (Gigantic #1) represented Gigantic at Literary Death Match Ep. 16.
Jerome Jakubiec (Gigantic #1) recently shot a look book for Lizzy Seklir’s Spring 2010 collection.
Deb Olin Unferth (Gigantic #1 and #2) was awarded the Cabell First Novelist Award for Vacation, as well as a Creative Capital Grant from the Warhol Foundation. She published work in Harper’s, Noon, and The Millions.
Tao Lin (Gigantic #1) published his novel, Shoplifting From American Apparel, through Melville House. He was interviewed by Michael Silverblatt, and launched his blog in Germany. His novel Richard Yates is set to be released by Melville House in the fall of 2010. He will be reading on February 12 as part of NYU’s Creative Writing Program’s reading series, and is published in the current edition of Noon.
Michael Kimball (Gigantic #2) made two films with Luca Dipierro— I Will Smash You and 60 Writers/60 Places. He regularly contributes interviews to The Faster Times, and was interviewed himself by Madeleine Brand. He hosted Baltimore’s recent Literary Death Match, and currently blogs as a guest lecturer at HTMLGiant.
Starlee Kine (Gigantic #2) recently read at Moth at the Met.
Clancy Martin (Gigantic #2) is published in the current edition of Noon.
Claudette Bakhtiar (Gigantic #2) was published in The L Magazine.
Brian Beatty (Gigantic #2) was interviewed by Peter Schwartz for the Prate interview series.
Blake Butler (Gigantic #2) recently published his novel Scorch Atlas though Featherproof Books. He has fiction forthcoming in Birkensnake, Puerto des Sol, LIT and The Open Faced Sandwich.
Brian Allen Carr (Gigantic #2) has fiction forthcoming in Texas Review, NANO Fiction, Pank and NOÖ.
Robert Coover (Gigantic #2) will publish his novel Noir in March of this year through Overlook.
Luca Dipierro (Gigantic #2) made the films I Will Smash You, 60 Writers/60 Places and Dieci Teste. He currently has an exhibition entitled The Art of Coffins on display at the Madison County Arts Council. He will have a solo show in Berlin in the fall of this year.
Sasha Fletcher (Gigantic #2) will publish his chapbook I Ain’t Asked Any Pardon for Anything I Done through Greying Ghost later this year. He has works forthcoming in Lit #17 and in Courduroy Mtn’s second print. His piece entitled “One Day All Your Teeth Will Be Mine,” published in Gigantic‘s Mini Monster Issue, was selected to be included in Dzanc’s Best of the Web 2010.
Reese Kwon (Gigantic #2) has fiction forthcoming in Epoch and Missouri Review.
Meg Pokrass (Gigantic #2) was published by Monkeybicycle, 3 AM Magazine, Unmovable Feast and Elimae. Her fiction either currently features or will be featured in Gargoyle, Toronto Quarterly, Dogs: Wet and Dry, Ampersand, Kitty Snacks, and Annalemma.
Leni Zumas (Gigantic #2) appears in the current edition of Salt Hill and in Kitty Snacks #2.
Thomas Allen (Gigantic #2) appears in the January 2010 issue of Harper’s.
Thomas Doyle (Gigantic #2) has an exhibition on display through February 26th at the Tower Fine Arts Gallery in Brockport, New York. It is entitled “There’s No Place Like Here.”
Dylan Nice (Gigantic #2) appears in the forthcoming issue of Noon.
*”What Gigantic People Have Been Up To” is a monthly post on contributors’ publications, readings, etc. If you would like to add an update, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.