A new literary magazine inspired by a drunken night of brainstorming. I am generally not a fan of literary journals, but this one is completely different. Barrelhouse combines essays, fiction, poetry and comics in a pretty package with great writing broad topics: Steve Almond (author of one of my favorite books Candyfreak) writes about how much Hollywood/Blockbusters suck, an interview with the fabulous Emmylou Harris and 'Metal Church' considers the hidden love of metal that a regular working stiff feels.
My favorite part is when Barrelhouse chooses a story from their website and creates a comic from it. The comic is printed in the magazine and the story is up on the website. I enjoyed the words as well as the illustration in this piece.