Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Repercussions

still feeling the rhythm of my old band classes

by Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

Deep in Northwestern Wisconsin, you will find the tiny town of Webster. Just outside of Webster, out in the woods, there is a house. In the basement of this house ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

A Box of Clues

on a historical hunt, books uncovered, records spun, and a resurrection gone awry

by BJ Hollars, photos by BJ Hollars

Let me tell you how I first met Fannie Ingram Schwahn. How I was browsing the local antique store a few summers back when there, buried amid the flotsam and jetsam, I came upon a wedding ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

On the Cover | Sept. 21, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Jan Killian

"Alcohol Ink has become my passion! I was immediately attracted to the vivid colors and the challenge of attempting to gain control of this free-flowing ink on non-porous surface. I have been painting with the inks daily for the last two years on Yupo ..."

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

Trailing Off

chasing shadows along an old Wisconsin railway

by Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

They say the crews of men who built the railroad tracks running through Northwestern Wisconsin would dance. As the legend goes, their hand tools were manufactured down in Chicago ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

The Magic Network

social connections forged in a small city are priceless

by Katie Venit

Once upon a time I lived in a place far, far away, filled with so many people that one could walk the streets in total anonymity, never bumping into a friend at the grocery store, never seeing a particular stranger ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

On the Cover | August 24, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Mark Lone

The ‘Luna Moth’ piece is a very special piece to me, as the day I was working on this my grandmother Arlys Lone passed away of natural causes. When I heard the news, I kept drawing to try to keep my mind off feeling grief. I couldn’t stop thinking about ..."

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Overgrown

August is a time for tangled branches and rebellion

by Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

Maybe it’s because we never had sidewalks. Or a curb or a gutter. Everyone’s lawns just rolled right up the blacktop, no fancy concrete to separate the two ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

The Bambino Would Be Proud

Eau Claire's Babe Ruth program excels, sending two teams to World Series

by Luc Anthony

These are the salad days of Eau Claire baseball. We had the glory years of the Eau Claire Braves and the thousands who attended that era’s CRBL games, and that was a high standard to match, yet the sport still known ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

On the Cover | August 10, 2016

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Fechner

artwork by Grace Fechner

"This piece is from my ‘Connection’ series, which was inspired by a story in National Geographic about the traditional costumes worn by people of various villages in France. Each villager had a costume that celebrated ..."

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

10 Hot Tips for Using Local Trails

pro suggestions on biker shorts, picking up after your dog, and ... unicycles?

by Jim Jeffries, photos by Andrea Paulseth

I have been biking and walking the Chippewa River Trail since before it was even created, which is some trick, let me tell you. In all of that time, I have witnessed several calamities that could have been easily avoided ...

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