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Through May 2017, back issues will not be available through our site. More info here. But you can buy issues 5-7 from Birdcage Bottom Books and digital versions from Comixology. To arrange an order of older issues or multiple issues, please email me and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

-Josh Kramer, Editor, The Cartoon Picayune

Issue #8: Unnoticed

Two stories from Josh Kramer: one man's redemption through Housing First and the return of Dungeons & Dragons. Laura Brooke Kovac on Fabergé eggs and Ellis Rosen on numbers stations.

Sample pages from stories in Issue 8:

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36 pages/ First Printing
8.5" x 5.5"

 


Issue #7: Chance
Three stories from Josh Kramer: camouflage history, Alaskan marijuana laws, and space debris. Strong brief entries from Emma Woodbury Rand on a mysterious rum runner during prohibition, and from Craig Schaffer on an unusual building in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Sample pages from stories in Issue 7:

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36 pages/ First Printing
8.5" x 5.5"
Digital version available on ComiXology

 


Issue #6: Small Worlds
Adrian Pijoan looks into what is destroying the world’s coral reefs and how they might be saved. Bill Volk finds an unlikely hero...amongst Furries! JTW shows us the mysterious world of outsider artist Henry Darger and his Vivian Girls. Finally, Jackie Roche shows a historical coincidence involving a Booth and a Lincoln.

Sample pages from stories in Issue 6:

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40 pages/ First Printing
8.5" x 5.5"
Digital version available on ComiXology

 


Issue #5: Hard Work
Andy Warner returns with a story about fighting to legalize  sex work in San Francisco. Emi Gennis digs up the painful history of the Radium Girls of the 1930s. Erik Thurman and Josh Kramer have two shorter stories about South Korean coffee shops and a cookie food truck, respectively.

Sample pages from stories in Issue 5:

$6 plus $1.5 shipping
36 pages/ Second Printing
8.5" x 5.5"
Digital version available on ComiXology

 


Issue #4: Distress
New Yorker cartoonist Matt Diffee races with rattlesnakes. Josh Kramer explores the devastation of Washington D.C.’s derecho storm. Darryl Holliday and E. N. Rodriguez return to document the undocumented. Colin Tedford tells the story of a morris dancing miracle. Jess Ruliffson shows unseeable wounds with a veteran at Walter Reed hospital.

Sample pages from stories in Issue 4:
 
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Issue #3
Darryl Holliday and E. N. Rodriguez show us a jailhouse wedding. Ethan Leners interviews an art student. Josh Kramer looks at Washington D.C.’s plastic bag law.
Featured cartoonist Andy Warner seeks the truth about Lebanese billionaire Rafik Harari.

Sample pages from stories in Issue 3:

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40 pages/ Third Printing
8.5" x 5.5"

 


Issue #2
More ski jumping and summer rock camp from Josh Kramer. Bill Volk talks beer with the Pittsburgh brewing company. Finally, graphic novelist James Sturm and collaborator Katherine Roy diary a day-in-the-life of a gubernatorial candidate in Vermont.

Sample pages from Fly By Night, Part Two:

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8.5" x 5.5"

 


Issue #1
Two stories by Editor Josh Kramer, reported and drawn in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Follow a high school ski jumping team through their winter season. Then meet an apple farmer who makes old-fashioned hard apple cider.

Sample pages from Fly By Night, Part One:

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40 pages/ Second Printing
8.5" x 5.5"