About Strange Daze
Strange Daze is a collaborative project between musician and visual artist Max Deeb and writer and musician Galvin Chapman. It publishes a new post on the 2nd Sunday of each month, which typically includes a short story accompanied with visual art bound by common themes and concepts. The blog began in 2019 as a way to publicly express the literary and visual interpretations of the world surrounding two young adults enveloped by the Los Angeles area. Consequently, this meant acknowledging the incredibly static and sometimes uncomfortable social, professional, ethical and socioeconomic conditions of such an environment. Strange Daze aims to do just this: surface the often ignored conditions of the cultural surroundings to which many of us can relate. It presents an unfiltered (sometimes dark and sometimes comedic) expression of the city, nature and human behavior through the veil of anyone who publishes on the blog. Strange Daze is one of many efforts by the creators to sustain the arts; to inspire people to continue to create; to inspire people to start creating; to provide others with a sense of belonging; and hopefully, to capture a rather lasting sense of community.
About the Creators
Max Deeb is an aspiring artist and author from Pasadena, CA. His work spans the gamut from poetry to street art; though his primary concentration remains his visual work. Deeb received his B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently pursuing an M.S.W. from the University of Southern California; where he co-chairs the Social Work and the Arts Student Caucus (SWAC), as well as the university’s health campus based art organization, ArtRx.
Galvin Chapman is an aspiring musician and writer based in Altadena, CA. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles and currently works as a paralegal in Los Angeles, CA. He is primarily responsible for the literature published on Strange Daze.