Launch Party for Gigantic Issue 2: Gigantic America


Gigantic Issue 2: Gigantic America is hitting stands this week across the country, and the pond.

Issue 2 features dialogues with Lydia Millet, Adrian Tomine and Sam Lipsyte, fiction from Robert Coover, Leni Zumas and Clancy Martin, and artwork by Thomas Doyle and Thomas Allen, among many other great writers and artists. The issue also comes with an insert–a set of collectible cards with biographies of famous Americans written by Deb Olin Unferth and Ken Sparling among others and original artwork by Andre da Loba (who’s been doing a lot of great work for the Rumpus, including his Notable New York illustrations).

This Saturday, Gigantic celebrates its second issue at PPOW Gallery in New York, with readings by Deb Olin Unferth, Sasha Fletcher and Brian Beatty, a performance art piece by Lydia Bell, an installation by Dinh Q. Le, cheap cocktails, an eclectic mix of hard-to-find contributor merch and other Gigantic goods. For more info go here.

Issue 2 is currently available in stores around New York City, including McNally Jackson, St. Mark’s Books, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Bookthug Nation, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Book Court. A full listing of stores around the country, in Paris and in London, will be available on the Gigantic website tomorrow.

Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →