BombThe artist's voice since 1981
BOMB MAGAZINE is an independent art & literary quarterly that publishes interviews between artists, writers, actors, directors, and musicians, as well as fiction, poetry, photography, and essays on artists by other artists.
Its mission is to deliver the artist’s voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genres and media, collaborations between painters, poets, novelists, filmmakers, photographers, and musicians that reveal their craft and creative processes through carefully developed dialogues—now and for posterity.
Named after Wyndham Lewis’s influential 1914 journal Blast, BOMB Magazine was launched because its founders saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way it was described by critics. As a result, BOMB reinvented the question-and-answer format, developing an editorial methodology that delves deep into theory and practice, allowing complex discussions to emerge. Like Blast, BOMB is edited by artists and writers to this day.
BOMB has become an international magazine that pairs artists in conversation based on the relevance of their work to one another and nuances of personality. We transform lively, raw transcripts into intellectually stimulating, yet immediate exchanges that preserve the artists’ voices. BOMB also publishes a 32-page literary supplement called First Proof featuring emerging and established authors, excerpts of novels, and first-time translations into English.