Celebrating Number 15


Before posting the second part of my series on how the Indievisual interviews are created, I wanted to briefly acknowledge Kai Brach’s Offscreen magazine reaching its 15th issue. I’ll be writing about Offscreen and Kai as they relate to Indievisual in a future post, but I believe it’s important to commemorate an independent–a one-man (with some contributors)–publication being able to release a quality product consistently over the course of fifteen issues. What began as a side project for Kai has reached a reader-base which can now support him full-time. Naturally, the journey has not been without problems, challenges, and hurdles, but Kai persevered and, more importantly, has been transparent about every victory and setback he has faced.
Now he is in the process of rejevunating the magazine and its site in order to better serve the needs of his growing audience as well as implement what he has learned over the past fifteen issues. The magazine and Kai have been a source of inspiration for my own efforts, and I can only hope I’ll be able to achieve fifteen issues of Indievisual in an equally competent manner. If you have an interest in the amazing work Kai has done to put a human face on the “people behind Bits and Pixels,” please visit the Offscreen site, read his blog, and check out if it’s carried in your area or maybe even subscribe. Congratulations, Kai!