The latest issue of Rabble magazine should be on the streets by the end of this week, and Rabble are seeking distributors for issue 4.It’s hard to believe this IS issue 4, so well done to all responsible for moving this from an idea to a reality. As ever, it’s the same mix of social commentary, cultural content, a little bit of history and some humour. The mag continues to provide a home to some of my favourite Dublin illustrators too, and the cover, depicting Youth Defence, is truly fantastic.
We’ve some little bits and pieces inside, with hxci reflecting on a visit to Poznan while myself and de brudder have produced a brief look at the cheeky gurriers of old, the Dublin newsboys. In particular, I’m looking forward to reading Tonie Walsh’s interview on Flikkers club on Fownes St in ’79.
It’s editoral gives real food for thought:
There are zero specific supports out there for voluntary publications like this. Locking ourselves away spewing out grant applications that shoehorn us into whatever limited arts funding exists is a rat race for pennies. Numerous things could be done to open up space for publications of our ilk. Among the underground press, we could have mutual aid agreements around distribution to encourage audience growth.