At the end of May -- with Best of Phoenix
looming at the other end of the summer -- we came up with a wacky idea:
Let's find 100 arty types from around town. We'll ask them questions, have them share some work. We'll call it The Creatives, in honor of our "Best of" theme, superheroes.
Honestly, folks, it was that simple. We started tossing up the profiles as soon as we heard back from the artists, with no regard (really!) for order or anything more than putting someone interesting up every day.
Turns out, that was the easy part. At first, we weren't sure it would work. 100 -- that's a big number. We thought we might run out. No way. As we end this project, we realize -- in all sincerity -- that we could easily keep going. 1000 Creatives? Has a nice ring to it. But like all good things, this project is coming to an end -- to make way for more.
Oh yeah, you want to know who No. 1 is, don'tcha?
Find out after the jump.More »