MEOW WOLF: A LOOK INTO THE 4 CONVERGED WORLDS
By Jordan Rumsey
Welcome travelers. Before you begin your voyage, write down any memories you would like to hold onto for the future, in case of a memory storm.
You don’t need to know the story to appreciate the collection of imaginative, exploratory art within Convergence Station, but in case the background appeals to you:
Nearly three decades ago, a freak cosmic event known as the Convergence tore away pieces of four different worlds in the blink of an eye. Ripped from their loved ones and native planets, scores of displaced citizens were thrust into this new Convergence of Worlds, with only memories of the lives they had before.
I swear I can hear his voice, like hushed whispers escaping from the abyss of my subconscious. The words are muted, barely audible, but it’s him. I know it’s him just as well as I know it cannot possibly be true, and I remind myself of that fact again and again.
Anoint your altars and gather up your sacred silver ye children of the Lord Below and settle in for stories about the Halloween mascots carousing around your home, mewling for a bowl of pre-recall Blue Buffalo because this month we’re chattin’ cats.
Something touched her shoulder. In a fever dream of manacles and red rock, Naoko surged upward, grabbing for the throat. The intruder gagged, falling back, and she took him to the floor.
“Naoko,” he choked, patting weakly at her arms. “It’s me, it’s Ten.”
She blinked, finally seeing the tufted ears and eyebrows of her fae friend in the lamplight from the hallway. “Sorry,” she said, letting him go and slumping back against the bed. She had hoped a few hours sleep would improve her condition, but this was emphatically not the case. Her body ached from pores to marrow, and her skull was throbbing like it would explode.
When I was 5 years old, my father (a journalist) introduced me to comic books, because he wanted to encourage a love of reading in me. It worked! I’ve always been partial to Batman, but for reasons that are perhaps a little different than other fans. Inherent in that character is a dynamic where people want him to be the leader of things, because of his capabilities — but most often, he prefers to do his own thing, off in the shadows. And that dynamic exists within my own life.
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CAROUSEL ARTIST CREDITS:
Tyler Gross, Thrashmania | Issue 022, October 2015 // Jonathan Dodd, Poke | Issue 086, February 2021 // Ray Young Chu, Karate Kat | Issue 007, July 2014 // Jonny DeStefano, Vivid Crimson | Issue 047, November 2017 // Jonny DeStefano, Land Sea Sky | Issue 063, March 2019 // Krysti Joméi photo // Peter Kornowski, Crash Landing | Issue 087, March 2021 // Jonny DeStefano, Eight O’Clock in the Morning // Mark Mothersbaugh, Untitled, From the Postcard Diaries | Issue 015, March 2015 // Mutiny Information Cafe