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A few weeks ago, Annie told you our origin story (because we’re a group of international superheroes). This week, it’s my turn. From looking back, to looking forward.

What, precisely, do we have in mind for Far Off Places?

It’s ambitious, to say the least. To start, an online journal available as a PDF, complemented by a iOS Newsstand edition. The layout will start soon, the Newsstand is looking good (more on this later from Trevor).

I’m creating the layouts with printing in mind, along with a consistency that carries through the two (and hopefully three) media that the magazine is available in. There are common typefaces to be used, and I hope that each will have exactly the same content (we’re working on the images).

We hope to print subsequent editions, but printing is expensive (even some of our less expensive options). We could always go old school, printing off of printers and photocopiers, stapling our editions together for the true home-made-zine feel. But what we want is to have a solid, gorgeous printed edition, something we can proudly put on our coffee tables and in our bookshelves.

Layout starts soon, once the editing is completely finished and all illustrations have been received. The first edition will be out some time in March!

As always, Far Off Places is, first and foremost, an online ‘zine. We couldn’t put it together without the internet, especially given that the editorial staff spans two continents and three countries (UK, Germany and the US).

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