Ugh: 2020 Throws One Last Fleeting Jab at Our Christmas Eve Issue
in case you were wondering what all that red ink was about ...
When I made the stupid decision to use comic sans in our 2020 Year In Review quiz feature in the last issue, I had no idea the repercussions that would ... repercuss.
I thought it’d be funny, ya know? Use a terrible font for a terrible year. But I really think that the mere presence of Comic Sans in these pages was the catalyst behind a handful of really glaring and really unfortunate print errors that showed up throughout our Dec. 24, 2020, issue. It had to be.
This opening note was missing (see above), the text for an article I wrote about J.E. Sunde’s new album was screwed up, photos were missing ... it was, to be frank, a mess.
In reality, it was a weird technical problem with software between us and our printing company, a bit of working from home, throw in a little 2020 zip-zap, and our last print issue of year was all screwed up when it arrived here at the office. Of course it was ...
Print media, right? I mean, these are just the risks you run in the high-stakes world of hyper-local community alt-weekly magazines. We should know!
Thankfully, our readers have been really kind and very nice about the whole thing.
If there’s anything to be learned from this, it’s that sometimes you can’t fix your mistakes. Sometimes there’s no “edit” button you can click to save yourself, you’ve gotta just sit there in the mess, accept it, and move on.
Also, hey, don’t use Comic Sans! It’s not worth the typographical curse it clearly possesses. I realize that now.
So, thanks for sticking with us. Sorry about all that. Happy New Year from all of us here at V1, and here’s to a fresh start in ’21.