The 35th issue of Going Down Swinging!
A chockers print and audio anthology that will take you to the wrong parts of Baltimore, drag you along the Silk Road, breathe cured meats at you in suburban Adelaide then break your heart on a Californian highway. You’ll meet Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history; a Japanese whaler losing himself at sea; a guy struggling with psychedelics at a funeral; and real people who believe they’re mythical creatures trapped in human bodies.
All this is threaded together by our commissioned artist Darren Song, who produces intricate embroidery work on paper. For this project Darren chose eight spreads from vintage editions of Going Down Swinging and embroidered them with his response to the writing in No. 35. The results are beautiful and surprising.
The accompanying audio album features new stories and spoken word from Anis Mojgani, Angie Hart, Benezra, Adam Gibson, and The Herd's rhythm section playing as Bass Elefant. You can get the album as a digital download, or a stamped CD with a risograph poster case.
The edition comes with a radical new look and feel courtesy of design studio Work by Holiday.