Behind-the-Sheets Issue 1 Page 4

“Good music makes you move but great music takes you away” The above sentence sums up the totality of my experience with the music of OutKast. It wasn't just good music to listen to but listening to their music created this world inside of my mind, a world I went back to every time I listened to the ATLiens album.…

CreateInspireExplore…repeat (Gudrun/Photography)

  Soul of Suw is a story about discovering your creative spark and sharing it with the world. The CreateInspireExplore…repeat series highlights different creatives who have found that spark within themselves and how they share it with the world. Today we explore the love of Gudrun…photography. The words that follow were inspired and translated from Gudrun’s own words and thoughts……

Behind-the-Sheets Issue 1 Page 3

Soul of Suw is not only the title of the story but is the stage name for the fictitious artist who takes on the role of OutKast as my source of inspiration in the story. The original artist’s name for the album was ‘Child’ but I changed it to Soul of Suw mainly because it sounds better and many of…

Behind-the-Sheets Issue 1 Page 2

When I was first introduced to the music of OutKast, I did not realize I was already familiar with them. I first heard Andre 3000 on the final song of the TLC album CrazySexyCool but at the time I did not know it was him. All I can recall is having the distinct feeling of how much I enjoyed his…

Behind-the-Sheets Issue 1 Page 1

Suwanee, GA 1997 This is when and where the story began for me almost two decades ago so it is only fitting that the first line in Soul of Suw is…Suwanee, GA 1997. Suw is short for Suwanee which is where I was raised and 1997 is when I caught the first inspirational spark for the story. Both of my…

Behind-the-Sheets Issue 1 Cover

  They say not to judge a book by its cover but in graphic arts, the cover should tell a story worth reading. The idea behind the Soul of Suw 1st issue cover was to introduce the main character, antagonists and a place of significance within the story. In this illustration we establish the conflict between Child (main character) and the creatures…