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    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2011 edited
    I notice we have a few magazine makers floating around here again.

    Therefore please take a moment to tell us of your magazine (no more than one or two images, please), where we can find it, and all that.

    Even though I've put this discussion into Printheads, I'm equally interested in digital magazines.

    Shortcode for this thread is if you want to spread it around.

    -- W
    • CommentAuthorSaraSH
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2011 edited
    Hi there. I'm a White Chapel lurker, really, but I am the editor and publisher of a magazine. It's digital with a POD option through MagCloud

    Electric City Creative -- it's a creative culture magazine based out of the Great Falls, Montana area. If that sounds not at all interesting to you, I would recommend you take a gander anyway because Great Falls has a ton more going on than people give it credit for.

    Electric City Creative logo

    Past issues have included interviews with bestselling author and GF resident Jamie Ford, former GF resident and now London-based photographer Stephanie Elliott, gig review of Canadian band Po' Girl who came through town last fall, and regular photo essays of an artistic bent by Tyson Habein.

    We're also throwing a party next month to celebrate local artists and the release of our 5th issue:
    Electric City Creative Art Party + Group Show flyer by GOO

    It's been a bit of a gradual build in attention, but things are coming together quite swimmingly. I used to co-edit SPOKE(a)N(e) Magazine, a similar publication based out of Spokane, Washington. It's still around, now edited by Michael McMullen (who is a funny comics-maker as well).
    • CommentAuthornshumate
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2011
    [Disclaimer: Enjoy Freakangels, haven't been on the forums before. Saw Good Sir Ellis's invite to post on Twitter.]

    I'm Nathan Shumate, editor of Arcane, a magazine I just started with publisher Sandy Petersen, originator of the Call of Cthulhu RPG.

    Arcane #1 just came out this month, and is available in print and in every ereader format.

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    My name is Charlie Wilkins, I'm a long time lurker/part time poster here on Whitechapel, and I'm also apparently Editor-In-Chief of the quarterly Zenith! Magazine.


    We're just having fun with the magazine, we're open to all and any submissions as long as they're good. Previous issues (we're working on #3 now) have included comics, photography, prose, opinion, literally anything that we think is awesome. #4, coming at the tail end of the year, is going to be our first real "themed" issue, tentatively titled "The Evil Issue", and that's going to be a mess of horror, nastiness and general negative vibes. That's what I'm psyched for.

    Back story: We're a group of university friends who wanted to achieve something, to have something physical in their hands to show that they've created and achieved something, so it's a really good feeling to get this out there for people to see. There is a master plan, but it's still early doors on that. The learning curve on doing something like this is immense. I really liked #1 when it first came out last year, but then we did #2 and it blew the first issue out of the water. I hope that feeling continues as we get the magazine out more and more. Constantly improving on itself.

    I too went for the Magcloud option when I started "publishing" the magazine, and the only thing I could possibly say is a negative about their service is simply the price. But you get what you pay for and the quality of the final product is beautiful, so it balances out (somewhat). We're selling it cost, so it's as cheap as it can be, so that's a plus. I just want this to be in people's hands, and the fact that you have the free digital download available to you on that site is a boon. We are looking for different printers, but that's another story entirely.

    If you want to contribute your work, feel free to email me at houseofmystery at gmail dot com! We're always looking to diversify and add new content and contributors to our pages. Be it photos, prose, an opinion... anything like that.

    Anyway, I've probably taken up too much of your time. Thanks for reading!
  2.  (9820.5)
    First Class Comic Review is quite a small UK bi-monthly magazine which goes out to a few local comic shop and is made by a team assembled of 5 15 year olds and a 9 year old!

    The idea of FCCR came around when talking to Guy and Richard at our local comic shop, Ace Comics in Richmond. They were saying how we need a UK comic magazine that gives you the 101 on everything to do with comics, so we are trying to produce just that with comic reviews, toy reviews, interviews, manga and a tech corner. What we are currently doing is publish First Class Comic Review bi monthly (6 issues a year) with material appropriate for all ages because we are all a mixture of ages!
     We hope this magazine will attract an audience as we can then continue to write about what we love.

    We're doing our best to produce FCCR and grow our fanbase so take a look at :)

    FCCR #4 - Chris Giarrusso Christmas Cover

    EDIT BY WARREN: images almost never hotlink. I can't begin to fix these image links, sorry.
  3.  (9820.6)
    Renderwrx Magazine #1 is a free online magazine


    Renderwrx Magazine is a free 40 page online magazine with commentary about varied aspects of the comic book industry. Plus it contains exclusive previews of upcoming comics, art and writing contests, interviews with comic book creators and lots more.

    In this first issue we talk about comics from the 1990's, recent goings on at Marvel Comics, an interview with Michael Mayne creator of Bonnie Lass from Red 5 comics, the introductory edition of the Sequential Art Contest and lots more.
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2011 edited
    [see below]
  4.  (9820.8)
    Mags alive and well, fuck yes.

    Oh, and Robin LeGangsta.
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2011
    Currently in two projects; Imagonem, which has been sloshing around here for a while, and magnificent english-language project Playground:
  5.  (9820.10)
    Steampunk Tales any one?

    We have been going strong now for almost two years. We are the first lit mag to ever be on the Iphone as an app . But you can download Steampunk Tales to anything now.

    Steampunk Tales

    Really proud of the wonderful talent we have been getting every issue such as Jay Lake,Catherynne M. Valente,David Wellington ,G. D. Falksen and many others. We keep getting so lucky with the jaw dropping cover art we get.

    The back issue list of the last 10 here
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
    • CommentAuthornshumate
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
    Almost stole your tagline there, Jaborwhalky. Apologies.
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011


    Issue #1 available for $16.50 as a physical objectt ov doom, or $3.99 as a PDF / iPad thing.

    Spring 2011 - DEBUT ISSUE!

    The first issue of Weaponizer Quarterly features SF and horror stories by Mark Harding, Justin Childress, Mo Ali, Andre Navarro, Andrew C. Ferguson, Paul Grimsley, and C. Brian Hickey, with art by Mo and Andre, plus Emmanuel Hernaez aka MojoKingBee and others, plus a four-page photography spread by cover artist Robin LeBlanc.

    There's non-fiction from Pornokitsch alt.history specialist Jared Shurin, plus Elle Matheuse and Grimly Whetfox, talking about comets, prejudice and lucid dreaming, plus interviews with screenwriter / director Eric Heiserrer (A Nightmare on Elm Street / The Thing), recent Planet Mu signing and DJ legend Chrissy Murderbot, and San Francisco Witch House label-head Ben Verslius of Tundra Dubs.

    We've also got an EXCLUSIVE prequel to K. Patrick Glover and Keith Perkins' new webcomic serial, 'A Wicked Little Town', plus more comics from Richard Fannon and artist Lee Smart, and an illustrated vampire story by Harlequinade and Inkmoth.
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
    fffffffffuck yes
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2011 edited
    Murky Depths (science fiction,horror, fantasy, 84 pages an issue inc. cover)
    Issue #16 cover by Neil Roberts

    We're in our fifth year now - hitting our quarterly deadlines. Issue #18 is the current (and last) issue. We're not unique but there aren't many magazine/anthologies mixing comics and prose the way we do. We have high production values - full-colour laminated covers, black and white interiors. We mainly sell online, distributing direct all over the world but several comic and book shops stock it in the UK, and you can find us at most comic and genre literary conventions in the UK - next one will be MCMExpo.

    We've featured stories from the likes of Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Robert Rankin, Stan Nichols, Juliet E McKenna, Richard Calder, Lavie Tidhar and Al Ewing amongst a wealth of up and coming writers and artists.

    PDF editions of selected issues are also available as well as free PDF tasters.
    • CommentAuthorPuck
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2011

    we're about to send to print the second issue of Dirty Bristow.

    The magazine exists as a reaction to a glut of terribly produced local magazines, which led to a discussion of what a magazine will look like if it wants to carry on existing in a future which people insist on imagining paperless*. We figured that a magazine would need to be a fetish object, a desirable thing with no net analogue.

    None of the content from the magazine makes it online, but we do have an online presence that hosts the non printable responses to the magazine, which so far includes just a playlist of songs but very soon will have ebooks to download, musical covers to fit the issues theme and even a Spectrum game we wrote.

    We fund the it through sales (about 20% if last issues anything to go by) and the rest through events which we organise, past events have included the Four King Hard Quiz, a quiz where your allowed if not encouraged to cheat, a pagan Wicker Man summer fete, and an karaoke night for only songs from the Electric Light Orchestra (pic below)


    the money we make goes straight into printing the next issue.

    We theme each issue, the first being 'Birth', the second about to go to print is 'Beast' and the one were collecting submissions for is 'Break'.

    We're looking for anything, epic poems, essays, nonsense verse, memories, first person reportage. fucking ANYTHING (were not even that strict on the theme, if I'm honest, its just there to nudge the creativly stuck)

    please see here for the submission deets yo

    *one of the most unbearable sterilising things I always found about Star Trek was the blandness and egalitarianess of a future where everyone wears uniforms, and the lack of paper.
  6.  (9820.17)
    Renderwrx Magazine #2

    Rwrx 2 cover

    Available Now. 60 pages, 6mb's digital download - Free!

    Every issue Renderwrx Magazine has articles on varied aspects of the comic book industry, contests featurning new or unknown comic writers and artists, plus much more.

    Contents this issue...

    How do you define our modern comics? Chief writer Travis Hedge Coke discusses that. PD Houston talks more about comics from the 1990's. Delaine Derry Green, editor of Not My Small Diary is interviewed. An original new comic called ESP with art by Alex Diotto debuts. The Sequential Art Contest continues plus reviews, previews and more!
  7.  (9820.18)
    I'm not involved in producing this one, merely a contributer. Inky Squib is a new magazine coming out of the land of flying monkeys. Matt DiCosta, the guy who has been pulling everything together has big plans for this. I've got to say I was sceptical when I first got an email out of the blue asking me to submit, but I think that Matt has put together a quality product.

    Inky Squib
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011
    @t3xtur3: Any idea how Issue #1 did? I'd been pimping it everywhere I go--DID IT HELP.
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2011
    I can report back that we made nearly 100 dollars profit. Not quite as much as I was hoping, but it has given me a little startup cash for the next ish, and also a great-looking product to try and replicate with lower production costs. We sold a surprising amount of PDFs, but I think most of the print sales were to contributors. First priority for #2 is to drive down the cost to consumers.