writing in this space in Issue 1
and wondering just how long Bikwil could really survive. By the look
of the pile awaiting publication these days, I needn’t have worried.
Here we are, still around after a year. Many thanks to all of you who’ve
In that first
call for contributions I emphasised Bikwil’s only restriction, that
be mainly ‘positive
towards’, ‘in praise of’, ‘quietly enthusiastic about’.
Since then I’ve
had several conversations with readers on that very topic. We all seem
to have sceptical attitudes today. I know I do — I’ve done the
Seligman Pessimism Test. So, for me Bikwil is a useful foil to
my own cynicism. I suspect it is for other contributors, too.
reminder. There are only three issues to go to the Wagner
extravaganza. I’ve received a few submissions already, and some
promises. Nevertheless, there’s room for more, so . . .
original doggerel rolling in, too. As H.G. Nelson has warned us, too
much is barely enough. And look, if there’s one thing Bikwil
lacks, it’s art works. You artists out there know who you are, and
so do I. Down on bended knee I go again. How about a cartoon or three?