This past Saturday, STRAYLIGHT hosted its first-ever event. A pop up store, mini exhibition and launch of our 2 new titles (HOME, by Timothy Archibald and ATTACK AND CONFUSION / ASLEEP AND WAKING UP, by Tony Fouhse).
Big thanks to all the folks who came out in support and voted with their wallets. We surpassed (by a factor of 3) our sales expectations and had interesting conversations with friends and strangers. No fights broke out.
As well as showcasing an exhibition of a special edit (the "Attack" edit) of OFFICIAL OTTAWA, there was an impromptu showing of the Boreal Collective's pull-apart newsprint, TENSION.
We learned a lot from this first-ever effort and have our thinking caps on for new, improved, ways to bring our publications (not to mention our ethos) out into the real world more often, in ways that engender community and even, maybe, raise issues as well as awareness.
Here are some pix, by Yannis Souris (thank you very much), from the event. Top to bottom: Tony Fouhse and Yannis Souris, Tony making a pitch to Lilly Koltun while Lynda Hall grins on the border, the Attack edit of Official Ottawa . . .
And, a reminder that you can always order STRAYLIGHT publications at our webstore. We'll ship 'em right to your door.