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December 7, 2004

{     Monster Children Magazine     }    

I'm a straight-up magazine junky. My habit was so bad at one point that I was spending more than 75 bucks a month to feed the need for fresh reading material. I have an addiction to high-gloss covers, moody photography and the written word- I love the idea that each slim volume is a cross-section of a cultural niche, waiting for me to explore its depths. My name is Adam, and I am a mag-aholic. I'd like to think that despite my little "problem" I'm a bit of a connoisseur of the magazine format. And I must tell you that they don't come much finer than Monster Children. Perhaps it's the magazine-meets-book binding, or the rectangular long-page format. Maybe it's the personable yet incisive content, or the invigorating photography and design layout. Truly, I love all these things, but it's something more too. I get the distinct impression that this publication is produced by people who truly understand my addiction. They've been where I am, suffered through the inferior material of other publications, always looking for something better, searching for that big score that will get them as high as when they turned their first page. When they finally realized that they were never going to find it, they decided to cook up their own. Issue 6 comes hard with coverage of the Beautiful Losers gallery show (including profiles of participating artists) and a spread dedicated to the photography of Tobin Yelland. This is all a bit of an evolutionary leap from the mag's beginnings as an Aussie surf and skate rag, but they've managed the transition smoothly while still keeping that core content intact. Monster Children has consistently featured some of the finest guerilla surf photography, and their love of the wave is sincere and profound. As they've grown, that sense of the genuine has stayed with them, and it spills over into everything they do. The Beautiful Losers piece is witty and candid, a refreshingly unpretentious take on one of the most significant gatherings of Pervasive Art ever assembled. It's this ability to walk the line between art and accessibility of culture that sets Monster Children apart from the magazine-rack pack. You may find Monster Children is a bit hard to track down, outside of Oz anyway. See the link below for a list of stockists, and for info on subscriptions. The site itself is a work of art, and you're sure to have fun playing around with it. Keep checking back for the launch of their online store- rumors have it that they'll be featuring back issues, t-shirts and the current ish, all credit-card chargeable. Kudos to editors Campbell Milligan and Chris Searls for doing it right and doing it well.

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Is the site active ??

Posted by: Geoff at July 12, 2005 4:11 AM

Anyone able to give me the name of editor at Monster Children and contact details?
Much appreciated!
n

Posted by: Nika at November 16, 2005 12:15 PM

Can you tell me how to get and to contact Monter Children?

Posted by: Nuno at December 9, 2005 2:18 PM

the site to where you said to get subscriptions doesn't seem to be active is there any other way in which I can get a subscriptio online? or contact Monster children

Posted by: Cobi at December 18, 2005 3:18 AM

The site still works, you just have to use the arrow keys on your keypad to navigate.

Posted by: Wilfred at January 29, 2006 9:08 AM

As the site is down at the moment can anybody tell me where I can buy a mag? I'm in Adelaide.

Posted by: Anna at June 25, 2006 5:52 AM

Hey anna, im not looking for too much competition, but the mag is about, it only comes out every qtr, look for it in Boarders in the mall, and sometimes i can dig it up at the little newsagency near cheap as chips in that little arcade thing...
by the way i think the site is inactive atm, arrows not working for me :/
AND..im looking for some back issues, any ideas?
Josh B

Posted by: Josh B at June 26, 2006 1:55 PM

hey guys try this link for some website madness

http://www.monsterchildren.com/deterioration_contentb.html

Posted by: Josh B at June 26, 2006 2:15 PM

http://www.monsterchildren.com/deterioration_contentb.html

Posted by: Josh B at June 26, 2006 2:18 PM

How come the site doesnt work?

Posted by: Nikita at August 13, 2006 8:22 AM

hey there, we are working on a new site for mc right now, and it should be live next week.
it has a back issues section, and subs section.
hope that helps.

email monster@monsterchilodren.com for any other info.

thanks
campbell

Posted by: campbell at September 4, 2006 12:11 PM
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