Long Shot Projects

48 Hour Magazine was described as “a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media’s old limits.” The organizers would release the theme, giving writers and artists just 24 hours to submit an article addressing the theme. The organizers selected their favorite entries and made a magazine. The theme for the first issue, in 2010, was “Comeback” and my piece “Where the buffalo pan-fry” was included in the magazine. The second issue, in 2011, was themed “debt” and though the magazine was now called Longshot, it still worked under the same concept. A team of San Luis Obispo-based writers and artists including Mignon Khargie, Colin Rigley, Anna Weltner, Jason Hudson, and Neal Breton turned the New Times office into our headquarters, pulled an all-nighter, and submitted a handful of stories and pieces, none of which were selected. Undaunted and proud of the work we’d created in just 24 hours, we created a wesbite called “Shot Down” that featured our work, including my piece, “Here for the fire: Who’s claiming responsibility for Mark Velasquez’s unconventional career?”

Where the buffalo pan-fry

BY ASHLEY SCHWELLENBACH

Here for the fire
Who’s claiming responsibility for Mark Velasquez’s unconventional career?

BY ASHLEY SCHWELLENBACH
ARTWORK BY NEAL BRETON

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