#RIND CONTRIBUTOR: INTRODUCING WM BRIAN MacLEAN

11th Dimension Press is lucky to have so many amazing artist contributing to the forthcoming ROCK IS NOT DEAD (#RIND) project including…

WM BRIAN MacLEAN

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Newly politicized in 2010 by the G20 fiasco in Toronto, Wm Brian MacLean launched OpinioNation, an unfunny and little-read editorial strip. It ran for 2+ years, mostly online. In years prior, Brian had made farcical comics about alt-dimension Sea Monkeys, smutty corrugated boxes, finding one’s keys in one’s vagina, and the like. But editorializing on everything he resented about society took a personal toll. That strip was shuttered on the eve of 2012 as he launched Distractionism, a return to lighthearted storytelling. Rock Is Not Dead is an opportunity for Brian to revisit political criticism by recontextualizing anti-drug war lyrics as anti-tarsands and anti-surveillance state imagery. His work can be read in Beyond Anthology, Chilly Tales, Steampunk Originals vol 2 and various zines, as well as at roostertree.com. Brian is @roostertree on Twitter.

11th Dimension Press—a relatively new independent publishing concern based in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada—is getting ready to release an anthology of short stories inspired by ‘Rock’ music.  The plan for the Rock Is Not Dead (#RIND) project is to build a multi-dimensional multi-media project that engages artists of all kinds, authors, graphic artists, and musicians.  The anthology will include a series of written-word short stories; a series of graphic-based, or comic, short stories; and a soundtrack including all the songs that inspired the short stories.