Chicharon Adventures has expanded its online presence by launching an e-zine focused on Los Angeles art and culture.
“It’s always been my passion to write,” says Chicharon Adventures co-owner Tricia Jamanila. “That’s why the dot com is a blog in addition to being an online shop. Only now I want to focus and write about specific things other than random experiences. LA is an amazing melting pot of music, art, and other cultures; I can’t help but gravitate towards this thriving scene.”
The magazine exists separately from the daily blog. While the blog features more of the CA lifestyle, the magazine takes people from various industries and surveys their relationship with the city. Readers will understand LA through Q&As with artists, musicians, photographers, poets, dancers, brand owners, and designers - those who live in and impact the LA community.
“The Chicharon Adventures brand has made it possible to network with diverse talent,” explains Jamanila. “And there’s just so much to talk about and share with my readers. Old and new bands pushing the boundaries of music, spoken word poets whose views are wrought into stanzas, small business owners who pursue their ambitions because of an undying belief in their passions.
“It often feels like cultural roulette,” she continues. “I track down awesome talent, whip out a pen, and boom – I have a story. With all these interesting people I meet and the things they do, it was inevitable that we start an online mag.” Expected interviews include The Big Pill, RIF.LA, Eden Espinosa, Justin Bua, Bambu, Rhythm Natives, Ela Barton, and Manila Ryce.