the blood of the writers and the beer of the bars
23/05/2009, 8:21 pm
Filed under: events
| Tags: Andrew Bulger
, Ben Blum
, debut issue
, james j. williams iii
, James Yeh
, linked and talked about a little
, Litcrawl NYC
, Matt Di Paoli
, tao lin
, Yuka Igarashi
GIGANTIC PRESS ROUND-UP
Last weekend’s LitCrawl–which included Gigantic amongst many other fine NYC magazines and was a featured Goings on About Town in The New Yorker–was a great success. If you missed it, you can vicariously live the excitement in Suzanne Pettypiece’s article for Poets & Writers, Lit Crawl: Postcard From New York City. Gigantic‘s tale starts at the bottom of page one and continues for most of page two.
At 8 PM, right on schedule, the thumping dance music softened and the lights dimmed. A disco ball hanging just overhead splattered the audience and walls with red dots. Author Tao Lin—whose new press, Muumuu House, hosted its own event, Cash-Money-Obama Millionaires—stood up from where he was sitting on the floor, just beside the towering DJ booth, and gave us our first sign that we were about to be served from a nontraditional literary menu.
Also check out this video, the second half of which shows Tao Lin‘s Gigantic microreading as well as a short interview with Gigantic co-editor James Yeh.
Gigantic Microreaders for the night included Ben Blum, Andrew Bulger, Matt Di Paoli, Yuka Igarashi, Tao Lin and James J. Williams III.
Gigantic received a very nice shout out over at the New Pages blog:
The first issue of Gigantic is out, and it indeed holds up to its name (or rather, needs to be held up). This puppy is big, but in a fun-to-read-on-the-bus sort of way, and I imagine the superlarge, four-color image by Nat Russel of dancing cowboys is going to end up decorating a lot of walls.
Lastly, McNally Jackson has some financial advice for you:
For $3.00, you could maybe buy a small fancy coffee drink, or a half of a pint of beer, or three normal-sized Snickers. You could also buy Gigantic. Gigantic is a brand new literary magazine, very big with many very small, very great things inside–like Ed Park’s story about visiting a nursing home, Jason Morphew’s poem about balls (yes), and lots of drawings that I only want to call “hand-drawn.” You should buy Gigantic with your $3.00.
We have been linked, talked about a little more
Gigantic was linked and talked about a little at the NewPages Blog. Very nice write-up of us. Says Denise: “More than enough to pique a reader’s curiosity!”
Gigantic would like to thank HTMLGiant and justindtaylor.net for linking us.
Gigantic has also been listed in Duotrope. Click on the following link to track your submissions and responses: