As publisher, I'm delighted to announce the Play issue of Varoom is out now, and explores how illustrators and the commercial world use Play as a vital part of the creative process. In Inside the Sandbox, New York illustrator Jennifer Maravillas, expresses how “life is never the same when your process revolves around experimentation. My life and the world around me have become the medium”. The article also talks to Marian Bantjes, Kristi Minchin, Christoph Niemann and Steve Simpson.
Issue 30 also examines games in digital and physical form. Curator of the National Museum of Play in the USA, Nicolas Ricketts, selects four unusual games from the archive and gives the stories behind them. And Pat Kane in The Play Ethic writes about how he puts play and creativity at the heart of how we need to revolutionize the social and political order in the 21st Century.