Nancie Clare and Rip Georges, the former editor and creative director, respectively, of the late Los Angeles Times Magazine, are moving toward launching a mystery-oriented tablet magazine they are calling Noir. "The first of its kind iPad magazine for the mystery, thriller and true crime genres in all mediums: books, movies, TV, graphic novels and video games" is how they describe it on Facebook. They got Lori Kozlowski to do a piece today on Forbes.com. Sample:
“When we were working at the Los Angeles Times Magazine, we did three mystery issues. We said to ourselves: God, there’s just so much. This is a huge field, when you combine film, books, and graphic novels. We thought, wouldn’t this be fun to do? It was sort of a fantasy,” said Clare about starting her own iPad magazine.
“When the Los Angeles Times shut their magazine down, we both sort of looked at each other and said maybe it’s more than a fantasy.”
Georges said, “We discovered that we were both obsessed with the mystery genre. In the past, there were a couple of magazines I worked on, and I would always try to figure out a way to do a special issue that would be their Raymond Chandler-driven or their mystery-driven issue. It’s been a recurring theme throughout our careers.”
"The Kickstarter campaign should start in a day or two," says the Facebook page. Image above from that page.