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Big Surprise


So you made something that really good — you tried to catch a moment in American history, and succeeded. But it’s not mainstream. I get it. It’s a very specific look at a fringe subculture that, by definition, most people aren’t familiar with.

But the characters and the story are cool, and better yet, real. It’s a snapshot of another time, about the underbelly of our culture and a group of people caught in a trap, trying to get out.

So, big surprise that no one’s beating down your door. Art, by definition, is already a niche thing. Underground art, doubly so.

Don’t be discouraged, and don’t question what you already know is good. Just keep making cool shit and do your best to promote it; the world can’t catch up unless they’re aware it exists.

The hard truth is, all interesting art doesn’t find a home. But that doesn’t stop real artists from continuing to make it.