Zigzag Magazine began as an idea planted in a pile of loose sketches, scribbled lists on graph paper, and a collective need for expansion. Each of the first four issues improved on the last, and each gradually has grown further beyond the college campus where it was hewn. ZigZag now features artists from throughout the nation, packaging the voices of new artists and writers into a user friendly creative showcase for the world to gawk at.
The first release party was a packed open mic slam with freestyle beat-boxing and live painting. Sarasota's subterranean scene had come out of the woodwork. The message of the night's speeches would carry on, "Do what you love. Live in the present. Be yourself and be remembered."
Upcoming issues will feature a higher more selective quality of work from students, amateurs, and professional artists as well as full color printed pages. The hope is to maintain an entertaining medium of free expression, while also managing to be a respected resource for new talent and inspiration.
Next issue and how to contribute:
The next issue has a theme, LOVE/HATE. One side of the 'zine features art or writing that deals with LOVE, and the flip-side deals in HATE. Each piece should be either LOVE OR HATE, not both. We are accepting color and B/W entries for this issue! If you would like to be featured in the love/hate issue, please email a high quality image or document to ZIGZAGCREW@GMAIL.COM