Published on INTERnetVIEWmagazine.com
Vol. 1, Issue 3 | September 2005McSweeney's Internet Tendency
and Broken Pencil
call Chris Shoup's Kankazine
"the best zine to come out of the Kankakee River region," a "sterile but sassy little publication that will put some filling in your tummy."
With positive writing reviews under his belt, Shoup prepares to close the book on Kankazine
and move on to his next career phase. His photographic constructions are gaining regional popularity, and his writing continues its evolution into a mélange of literature and artwork he calls Visulit.
Raised in the country and schooled in the city, Shoup has since returned to his roots and begun contributing to the local scene, which until recently consisted of "oil and watercolors of old barns and broken-down fence rows." Here, the artist shares his influences, aspirations, and reasons for abandoning some long-held practices of the traditional writing community.