Go five miles in any direction and you're in a whole new world with different people and a completely different culture. Go another five miles and you just might be delighted or horrified at where you end up or what you might discover. That's what I love about Los Angeles. That's what I love about LA's literary landscape as well.
The problem, however, is that most us don't go that extra five miles when it comes to reading. We stick mostly to what we know and what seems comfortable. We rarely explore and, because of that, we rarely discover. And that's a shame.
With this in mind, meet Brian Celio, an "underground" writer and artist in Los Angeles who lives in that extra five miles that, unfortunately, many of us never dare to go.