ON THE COVER: Dan Schmatz is a space creature in disguise as a man creature, but DON’T tell anyone. He landed in Oakland from planet New Jersey 6 years ago and still can’t fix his ship. Works with ink and markers to make illustrations which are then collaged with Earth Magazine media snippets. He has produced artwork for bands and websites that have appeared in Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Talkhouse Music, etc.
CONTENTS PAGE: Michelle Ramin has exhibited locally and internationally, including at SOMArts, Southern Exposure, and Incline Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in the SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, New American Paintings, Beautiful Decay, and 580 Split. Ramin was also awarded the prestigious San Francisco Bay Guardian 2014 Goldie Award for Excellence in Visual Art and her work is included in the Jimenez-Colon permanent collection in Puerto Rico. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.