After 15 years of paddling against the flow, Huck has landed at Issue no. 75
In celebration of that milestone, we’re embarking on a brand new chapter of the magazine. We’ve invited a trilogy of cover stars to help us do that: three young, British upstarts, operating in entrenched cultural spheres and pushing them in bold new directions.
First up, Zarah Sultana: MP, activist, and leading light of the British Left. Following her, we have the author Gabriel Krauze, whose Booker longlisted debut heralded one of the most important literary voices to emerge from the island in decades. Completing the trilogy, saxophone supremo Nubya Garcia, an artist at the forefront of the UK jazz revolution.
There’s more, too: breakers in Paris, bike crews in Johannesburg, off-grid communities in rural Greece and a journey through Little Korea, New Malden. We talk to singer-songwriter KeiyaA in New York and skateboarding mogul Mikey Alfred in LA, before hanging out with grunge legend Mark Lanegan in his new home of Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
In a brand new section dedicated solely to photography, Mick Rock, Chloe Dewe Mathews and Bev Grant share the stories behind some of their best work. Elsewhere, Contributing Editor and former pro surfer Jamie Brisick recounts coming of age among the whir of California subculture, Artist in Residence E.S. Glenn returns with a brand new comic, and serpentwithfeet takes the reins as Huck’s new Agony Uncle.
While this new issue marks something of a new road, Huck’s core values remain the same. From Day One, we have sought to look at life through a different lens. In the current moment, we believe this commitment to counter-narratives is more important than ever.
Grab a copy, see for yourself. There’s plenty of room on the raft.
– Niall Flynn, Editor