Long live Claire
As a huge fan of ImagineFX since 2006, I’ve been so thrilled with the magazine and I think you’ve been doing a wonderful job. It’s my favourite magazine and every month I’m always super excited to get the newest issue in the post.
I just wanted to write to vocalise my support for Claire since reading that letter in issue 122 that attacked her as intentionally sexist, and the previous letter that seemed to imply you were somehow accidentally sexist. One of the beautiful things about art communities and in particular ImagineFX as a magazine and platform is its focus on art and artists, no matter who they are, where they come from, the colour of their skin or what’s between their legs.
As such, it’s especially saddening to see people trying to throw slander around, divide the community and drag identity politics into one of the most equal and open art platforms I’ve ever seen. As Hernan mentioned in the third letter of the same issue, the consistent focus on the art above all else is extremely motivational and a very praiseworthy aspect of ImagineFX. In short: the magazine is great. Never mind the haters, you’re doing one hell of a job! David Farrel, via email
Beren replies Claire’s not around to respond to your email, but I’m certain she’d appreciate your kind words - and we all appreciate your love for the mag.