The time to stop talking and to start doing is finally upon us. Because we recognize this, WONK has been hard at work putting out WONK6, which features great work from a number of writers and illustrators. The theme was loosely based around children's literature and our contributors blew away our expectations, turning us in directions we never, well, expected.
WONK5, after an arduous journey from the contributors’ pens to the eager hands of WONK editors, is now only one step away from its new home. Some of the WONK5 progeny now sit in the Wetaskiwin library and others are being prepared (with a bonus addition) for mailing to subscribers and contributors. The only remaining step [...]
For the copy in WONK5, we went with an old (amazing) standby, Gentium Book Basic which I still can't recommend enough for it's simple, readable elegance. WONK5 headlines, including the colourful title, are done in Heldustry -- a slightly squarer Helvetica with a 70s flourish. I liked it because it's bold (especially in all caps), very direct and serious but, for me, always seems on the verge of coming off the rails.
WONK has good news! Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst is coming to read in Wetaskiwin on October 26 at the Pipestone Food Co. Things will get rolling around 7:30. Who: Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst (go to this link to see some artwork www.hiemstra-vanderhorst.com) What: Visual artist and writer Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst will be reading from her [...]
Momentum is an funny thing. In strictly physical terms, it is simply a measurement of the velocity of an object multiplied by its mass. Applying this definition to WONK of late makes us realize that, because of how rapidly we lost our momentum, we are neither very heavy or very fast. We hope to change all [...]
Back in October, WONK had the privilege of hosting a poetry reading with two fantastic poets and orators, Jenna Butler and Glen Sorestad. The night of poetry was well attended and all were glowing with the embers thrown by Jenna and Glen’s reading. Shortly before the event, WONK’s Jonathan Meakin gave us an in depth [...]