TSM11 is our first issue printed on newsprint and will be distributed all across chi. As such, the issue is centered around media, with writing and art interrogating the propagation, distribution, and circulation of knowledge and art. How we move ideas so that ideas can move us??
+TSM-curated art gallery with works by Sarai Redmond, Alex XIII Maerbach, Jordyn Belli, Eliza Karazah, Sustainable Confidence and more!
The Sick Muse 10 is centered around the theme of UTOPIA and it is the first magazine-format, glossy af issue printed at 8.5″x11″!! The release is part of the World’s Fair 2018 (www.nomoneynoborders.com)!
Gahhhhhhh the biggest baddest glossiest issue of the Sick Muse is almost here…and for the first time ever, we’re offering a pre-order situation: so follow this link!
The Sick Muse 10 is centered around the theme of UTOPIA and will include:
an interview with rap duo Mother Nature about becoming hip-hop geniuses
an interview with »radiant devices«, Chicago industrial and downtempo electronics wonders
a guide to foraging wild life and growing food in Chicago
a foto series of queer nightlife by ColectivoMultipolar
a timeline of DIY Chicago from 2000-2036
an account of cooperative living
and uh, so much more! We don’t want to give it all away 😉
Printed on 8.5″ x 11″ glossy paper and 68 pages long, our 10th issue will include waaay more content by/about Chicago DIY artmakers than ever before. (It’s also way more expensive to print. We’re trying to keep the cost as low as we can while also creating a beautiful, exciting zine bursting with knowledge and fresh creations. We’ve cut down the number of zines we print yearly in order to create more expansive issues, so think of this as three issues in one).
The issue drops June 22 on the opening night of the World’s Fair 2018. Stay tuned for details about the release party!
Support Chicago’s artists & zinemakers this spending season. Pick any three issues of The Sick Muse for $12 or get the whole dang collection (plus a pin and sticker!) for a low $25. We can gift wrap and ship. We’ll make it look cute. Sale ends JAN01!
a DIY fashion extravaganza rang in the latest Sick Muse release, number 9! With a runway show featuring Michelle Janayea, Harakaat Apparel + House of Ka, and An Authentic Skid Mark + Edaa Birthing, a performance by DIY rock star Richard Album, juke & house music selected by Shook Hips, ecstatic visuals produced by Nate Coleman, and a dangerously fun catwalk contest judged by Rae Bees and Kristopher Fraser.
An interview with rocknrollers A Million Rich Daughters
Lyrics, illustrations, photography && more!
Letter from the Editors
To our loyal and disloyal readers,
People are still making music and art, so we still make this zine to make art and words out of the art and words others make. A regurgitation of sorts. An ordered, tabbed, aligned, italicized, bolded, kerned, edited, paginated, collated, folded, stapled, purchased regurgitation. But we can look at the regurgitation and see beauty in the transformation, sort like the pretty yellows, pinks, and reds one may appreciate after a good puke.
A big thanks to all who took part in the regurgitation; all of this issue’s contributors are amazing. We interview with multifaceted performer Glamhag, discuss bathrooms, taste the memories of a drummer turned poet, get lost in a photograph, read a magical/unmagical poem, interview with Participatory Music Coalition about freedom and music, dig some amazing paintings, as always ingest some wacky lyrics, interview with A Million Rich Daughters, and shout out some dope folks to close it out.
This issue just about marks two years we’ve been at this, and it has been a very fun and humbling experience all around. It is so exciting to realize just how little we can grasp of the relentless commitment to art that takes just in Chciagoland. Stay warm, and see you when the spring thaws out.
In sickness and in health,
Pick up your copy at any of our stockists, find us tabling at a show, or send us an email to place an order!
Huge thank you to all of our contributors!
Another huge thank you to everyone who participated or came to the fashion show release party! We’ll be posting pics soon!