So, what's new in the Eclectic Arts camp, you ask? A shit ton, really. Doing a print magazine creates certain difficulties in this age of reading blogs, websites, etc. I call it the time lapse.
I've had the majority of the content for issue #4 completed for some time now. I needed to finish a few things before I could start the layout process. Issue #5 is pretty much done as well.
Instead of listing the upcoming interviews and such, I'll wait for the issues to be published (for the most part). I can tell you that the eclectic part of the magazine title will be in full force for sure. Some would argue that the type of artists for #4 and #5 have reached a new level. Some would also argue that the magazine is too mainstream now.
The magazine is as it's always been - selfish. I like lots of things - obscure bands to television shows. If I have the opportunity to interview someone I'm a genuine fan of, then I'm going to jump at the chance - regardless of how others view said artist(s). Basically, I don't give a flying fuck if you consider EA a sell out. I know that I've followed my own vision from the start. As long as I keep doing that, then nothing else matters.
The day I interview an artist that I'm not a fan of is the day that EA will have sold out. EA will continue to grow, continue to cover a variety of artists, and that's just, well, that.