While doing pre-work ahead of writing my column this week, I thought I’d lively up the tedious organizing and filing by sharing links to every CREATIVE SPACE since the column became a feature – every other Wednesday – in my island’s top (sometimes only) local daily, the Daily Observer. You know, In case you missed it. I thought I’d make it more interesting for myself (let’s call it research and analytics) by ranking most popular (views, shares, likes, comments) to least (*crickets*). Where the column has made the front page (either with art or text), and/or where there’s a video component, I’ve included that.
“Out of all the features I’ve ever been blessed with – THIS?! I will forever hold dear to my heart. The fact that I only represent ONE of so MANY DOPE creatives here at home/from the 268, I take this as a win for ALL of us. THE COVER AND TWO SPREADS IN OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS?! This is CRAZY! I hope this is just only the beginning for us 268 creatives to finally be seen. Thank you @jhohadli for this amazing feature.”
Chavel Thomas, featured in Chavel Thomas: Burning Boundaries (instagram)
“While having a late breakfast I was reading my local newspaper today and almost dropped ma plate when I saw my name in a beautiful write up about local Antiguan and Barbudan films, a review of me and a few words highlighted by Antiguan book writer, artist and so much more @Johadli gave me an overwhelming warmth and love within unexplainable. I always reverence this lady’s credit line one in fashion reverence Ms. Wintour. Major #thankyouthankyouthankyou The praises for local film is one I take seriously because it helps us more as an encouragement in what we do – all artists takes these write up serious if firm about being an artist. Big up everyone in the write up and I personally look forward for many more support, support to this film industry here on Antigua/Barbuda especially financial support.”
Francoise Bowen, featured in ‘It’s Not All About Netflix’ (instagram)