Welcome to the new digital-first quarterly collective, BEYOND SUNSET!
By Staff Reports
Announcing the Beyond Sunset anthology, a new digital-first quarterly graphic journal collecting fantastical stories about Life in Los Angeles, featuring a collective of Southern California artists and writers!
In the debut 122-page issue, themed “Fresh Starts” edited by journalist Drew Mackie as well as writers Josh Trujillo and Glen Lakin, Beyond Sunset features 18 original pieces ranging from fantastical to autobiographical to historical—each commissioned from new and emerging talent; showcasing work from creators including Jack Foster, Patrick Horvath, Elizabeth Brei, Meghan Lands, Danny Djeljosevic, and more!
The graphic anthology is an amalgamation of genres from sci-fi, horror, noir, pulp, fantasy—all representing a variety of viewpoints—runs alongside written pieces from traditional California-native journalists, including an interview with Los Angeles-based writer and artist Sina Grace and a piece on Echo Park’s Angelus Temple by L.A. history writer Hadley Meares.
“We like to think of Los Angeles as a city with boundless creative potential,” said Editor in Chief Drew Mackie. “The pandemic made many forms of collaboration harder, if not impossible, but we wanted to assemble a comic book that bridged those gaps and allowed people to share something about where they lived, lockdown or no lockdown. The theme for ‘Fresh Starts,’ is because we wanted our creators to dream up something better than what we left behind, pre-pandemic. And we wanted people reading Beyond Sunset to dare to think about a better future and a new direction.”