At the moment the creative teams to be featured in Outré #5: Desire have begun working on their stories. The beats have been agreed upon, page breakdowns approved and some of the writers have even finished their scripts. As with our fourth issue, which contained only wordless stories, we’re doing things a little differently this time around. Each story can be anywhere from five to ten pages long, and we’ve expanded the number of stories included in the issue.
We’ll tell you more about all this as the release date nears, but for now we want to direct your attention to one of our previous issues. Because recently we discovered that Outré #3: Xenophobia had been featured in a review over at Sequart.org.
If you’re not familiar with Sequart, it is one of the few sites out there that treats the medium in an academic fashion, and the guys involved have put out a number of books and documentaries. If you want to read in-depth essays about writer Mark Millar’s body of work, analysises of obscure Vertigo titles, or reviews that give fan-favorite blockbusters the treatment they deserve, Sequart is the place to go.
As we almost expected when we clicked on the link, reviewer Colby Prior didn’t give the issue ten out of ten points, as he claimed the anthology had “a definitive indie feel that will polarize the audience”. But he did urge anthology-loving readers to seel it out, and he complimented “The Day the Foreigner Came”, the story by Landon Wright, Sebastian Chow and Kote Carvajal:
I found this story to be the strongest out of the anthology. They took a simple plot of small townsfolk reacting to a stranger story and changed the setting. This changed the entire nature of the piece because the culture of a small town in Georgia is different to a small town in the United States. A Georgian’s prejudice, world view, and social kicks would be different from an American’s. On top of that, the dialogue in this piece is exceptional.
Glenn & Magnus