A new outlet for artists is coming to San Diego.
Local writers and poets announced Saturday the upcoming debut of “The mission‘, a monthly publication that will feature comics, animation, poetry, short fiction, photography and visual arts, with content from local and national artists.
Igor Goldkindwriter and San Diego resident who is one of the founders of Comic-Con, said the Mission aims to help artists who may not have much publicity or funding to promote their work.
“What we want to do with Mission is give people a platform,” Goldkind said.
Contributors will be paid, though Goldkind said it won’t be much since “The Mission” will operate as a nonprofit. The first issue is expected to be released at the end of August. It will be 96 pages long and will sell for less than $8 at comic shops nationwide.
Curran Jeffery, a San Diego poet, said this is a good place to start the magazine.
“San Diego, both in the city and in the county, has a great poetry community,” he said.
One of the greatest local contributors to poetry was the popular books of Dr. Seuss.
“He taught us about poetry without us knowing it with his rhymes,” Jeffery said.
Goldkind said “The Mission” will help remind people of their humanity, especially in these troubled times.
The announcement of “The Mission” included poetry readings from several authors, including Miles Krogfus, of San Diego.
“Poetry is magic,” said Krogfuss.
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