I was interviewed for the Palisadian Post newspaper. It’s one of the earlier places where I got publishing experience. I worked there in 1989 or 1990, while I was a community college student in Santa Monica. I shot tons of photos, processed the film by hand, and printed camera ready art. I was the chief photographer in a small editorial staff of 5. The paper actually has an advertising staff, admin, paste up (which I’m sure is not digital), and their own printing press, which to me is a treasure to have, especially in an upper class neighborhood. Printing presses usually reside in crappy warehouses in industrial areas. This might be the richest press around – pound for pound! It sits behind the editorial offices on a chunk of commercial property in the Pacific Palisades. Recently they published a photo I took ages ago of a friends band, The Inclined, and now, they interview me for their paper. It’s quite an honor. We’ll see how it comes out.
Michael Aushenker is a familiar face from the comic book world. He’s been working at the Post since January, and I’m sure he’s doing a great job. He’s able to extend his creativity for comics and indie culture to a neighborhood paper. I always knew that the job is what you make it, and it seems like he’s having a good time.