Cixous72 – For those unfamiliar with the publishing work that you’re doing, and the magical work that you’re doing, what does it mean to you to be a talismanic publisher? Will you explain how a book can be a talisman?
Alkistis Dimech – In a way, right now, it’s very much to do with having a book as a physical object that has force itself. So many of the books that are produced now have very bad quality paper, not bound properly, very little thought has gone into the design… With Scarlet Imprint we wanted to return to the art of the book, the whole art – both as a magical object, and a well-designed object materially and aesthetically.
Excerpts from Country Girl, a self-published zine by Boy Harsher's Jae Matthews which compiles images, text, and screenplay pages from her film of the same name. Matthews' film, starring actress Tara Jo Tashna, is currently still in production.