The Cartoon Picayune

The Winter 2013 Issue, Small Worlds

The Small Worlds issue is now available to order. That awesome dollhouse cover is by Beth Hetland. Order now and recieve it in time for Christmas. (Gift wrapping is now available and new issues can be shipped before Xmas!) Through next week, I'll be posting more information about it each day as part of our first ever Subscriber Drive!

The reason I'm doing a Subscriber Drive for this issue, instead of a launch party or a debut at a convention, is to show how important subscribers are to the growth of The Cartoon Picayune. A Subscription is cheap: only $10 for one year (and two issues) or $20 for two years (and four issues). Shipping is included, and not only do a save a little money buying this way, but paying upfront gives me the opportunity to do really great things. Your subscription has allowed Andy Warner to take his first foray into reporting, and in this issue, it has helped Adrian Pijoan create awesome groundbreaking science comics (more on this in a day or two).

Please consider subscribing and starting off with this new issue. Your subscription means a lot to The Cartoon Picayune, and it means a lot to me, personally as Editor.

Also, for something extra special, all subscribers will now recieve a limited edition screen print drawn by ascendent first-son-of-Canada Dakota McFadzean until supplies last. I'll talk a little more about that tomorrow, but check out a sneak peak of that hotness below. Thanks again!

-Josh Kramer


CAKE and new work

Hey, here's a little post to get us back on track. More soon.

First, hi Pittsburghers! You can now buy The Cartoon Picayune at the Copacetic Comics Company.

Also, CAKE was a blast. Chicago was beautiful, and the show was really well-run and fun. It was small, free to get in, and there were great views up on the 8th floor. I can't say enough about this show, I had a great time and it provided a great excuse for a mini-vacation to Chicago. I was even able to meet up with some other comics journos. Here's my table along with my gracious host/tablemate for life Beth Hetland:

And here are two things that are not exactly comics journalism as it is in the CP, but they are still non-fiction comics I've drawn recently. First, I did some freelance work with Culture magazine (yes, an artisan cheese magazine), and you can read that story here. Also, I've been working on something on the side called Sequential News. You'll see what it is when you get there.

Finally, I've been trying to use twitter a lot more, so follow The Cartoon Picayune if you wish, or "like" us on Facebook. The new issue is really shaping up, more on that soon.