About David Fairbanks

I am the Creative Writing Editor for Loser City as well as a freelance writer, poet, and artist. I specialize in pop culture but have affinities for marketing, comics, poetry, and music.

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Boom and Image Hypocrisy Pushes Comics Backward

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It’s been an incredible few years for Boom and Image. Titles like Lumberjanes, Sex Criminals, Teen Dog, Wicked + Divine, Bee and Puppycat, Saga, the Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape, Zero… I think you get the point. Many of the best monthly titles are being produced by these two companies, and I would argue that […]

SXSW Film: 2015 Jury Award Winners

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Morgan Davis has been covering a ton of the films at SXSW 2015 (catch up on it all here), but we would be remiss if we didn’t cover SXSW Film’s 2015 Jury Award Winners   Films at SXSW 2015 receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Documentary Feature Competition and Narrative Feature categories (Audience Awards will […]

Poetry Magazine Rattle Expects Cover Artists to Work on Spec

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Update and a response from Rattle at the bottom.   Poetry isn’t the big money game it once was, but there are still a few magazines that command a bit of respect, paying their contributors for poems and running contests that could help fund the lifestyle of a writer alongside adjunct teaching gigs or copywriting. […]

Between the Panels there is Light and there is Music: A Review of INK BRICK No. 2

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INK BRICK is an anthology of comics poetry; if you’re curious about poetry inspired by/written about comics, consider checking out our latest Split 7-Inch feature examining Missing You, Metropolis and MultiVerse. DANIEL ELKIN: The English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley defined poetry as “a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.” Later, T. S. Eliot said of the […]

Split Seven Inch: Missing You, Metropolis and MultiVerse

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Welcome to Split Seven-Inch, a new feature of Loser City wherein we examine two pieces of media that are not necessarily closely related with each other yet still have something interesting in common. This time up, we’re looking at the twin superhero poetry collections Missing You, Metropolis and MultiVerse.   Side A: Missing You, Metropolis by Gary Jackson […]

Split Seven-Inch: Batgirl/Gotham Academy

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Welcome to Split Seven-Inch, a new feature of Loser City wherein we examine two pieces of media that are not necessarily closely related with each other yet still have something interesting in common. For the first installment, we’ve got Batgirl #35 on the A-side and Gotham Academy #1 on the B-side. SIDE A: Batgirl #35 […]

Wolf in White Van: Every Moment Points Toward the Aftermath

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John Darnielle crafts imaginary worlds for listeners to live in. From his small house in North Carolina, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the man behind the Mountain Goats—a lyrically-driven indie rock band that is nothing if not prolific—Darnielle guides […]