The new issue is now on sale! The theme is Chance, and inside there are five stories around that theme. Three are by me, Josh Kramer. One is by Emma Woodbury Rand, an extremely talented young cartoonist in Chicago. The last is by Craig Schaffer, who does graphic design, illustration and infographics in Reading, PA.
I'll keep it quick: the new issue is only $4, or $5.5 with shipping. A Subscription is cheap: only $10 for two issues or $20 for four issues. Support the only English language publication devoted solely to nonfiction comics.
I was sad to have 2014 come and go without a new issue, but I've very happy with the new issue, which has a theme of Chance. It will be available for purchase online on Tuesday, April 21st. If you're super hungry to get it before that, this is your last chance to sign up for the email-list before the pre-sale email goes out tonight. (In the column to the right.) Subscribers also get their issues first, so consider a two or four issue subscription. Also, subscribers: let me know if you have moved!
And if you haven't already, please take a second to "like" The Cartoon Picayune on Facebook, which actually can be a big help in getting the word out.
If you're in the D.C. area, please join me for one of these upcoming events:
England Run Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Also, just a note that issues 6 and 7 are now available in all digital formats in the ComiXology app for $1.99 each.
Update: Take until the end of this week, Oct. 17th. You still have time to send in a pitch!
Talented cartoonists and writers! This is an open call for the upcoming Chance issue of The Cartoon Picayune. Stories involving risks, near-misses or the seemingly impossible fortune are all great for our lucky number 7. I would love pitches by October 10th, so take a look at our submission guidelines and the newish submission form. Please feel free to email me with questions.
Journalism, history, literature... all sorts of great nonfiction comics are possible with this theme, so dig around, you never know what you might find.