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Blackboard entry by Aaron Winters

A Creative Pool project by Aaron Winters

Exit Strategy is the newest art publication of the Abide Visuals Multimedia Juggernaut. Participating artists each display original black-and-white art across entire 12x24" spreads with minimal text. The magazine comes wrapped in a full color LP jacket with stickers. The first 48-page issue of Exit Strategy is available in an edition of 500 for $13 postpaid at, as well as through select retail and gallery outlets. Artists whose work appears in Exit Strategy Issue 1 include: Buffmonster (Los Angeles / Albert Reyes (Los Angeles) Joe Ledbetter (Los Angeles / Andy Mueller (Los Angeles / Ray Noland (Chicago, IL / Mike Maxwell (San Diego) Christopher Sleboda (Connecticut / Jay Howell (San Francisco / Kristin Cofer (San Francisco, Adrienne Yan (San Francisco, Qwert (San Francisco) Kevin Price (San Francisco) And from Sacramento: Nathan Cordero Skinner ( Mike Rafter (Flatspot skateshop (, formerly of Thrasher magazine and SCS, Arsenal and EXP-One Skateboards) Mike Rodriguez ( Judd Hertzler (professional skateboarder for The Unbelievers) Pete Bettencourt (The CUF) Matt K. Shrugg (The Losin' Streaks) Aaron Winters ( Jairus Tonel Garin Moore ( Jyoti Alexander ( Jeff Melendez (The Black Dahlias, Naked Robbers, Milhouse USA) Exit Strategy aims to build on the tradition of independently published portfolio journals, high-end art-driven magazines, and artist-produced independent fanzines and push those genres forward. This objective will be met by printing an advertisement-free display of top-shelf artistic talent on quality paper and served in distinct packaging for the art enthusiast searching for that ‘something else.’ Exit Strategy's main objective is to give artists an avenue to have their work seen in the most competent and professional manner possible by their peers and critics worldwide. Abide is dedicated to keeping Exit Strategy independent and commercial-free, allowing for the widest range of artistic freedom and integrity to be represented in the maximum number of pages each issue.