Hi, I got news!
As some will know aside from being a cartoonist and intermittent blogger at sequential, for the last little while I’ve been editor @ http://carte-blanche.org, of graphic fiction [comics and other visual narratives, but basically comics].
Since I joined the magazine there has been talk of doing an print edition of some kind. We’ll here it is, least our first foray into it. We’re using HP’s print on demand service to publish our first hard edition, carte blanche 14: Obsessions.
I’ve used the service a couple of times now, it’s really good, commercial quality printing on good paper, I kind of wanted to do perfect bound but we wanted to make it cheep. 12.99.
I’ve ended up all over this thing, in a good way I hope. The theme-one of several suggested–the first thing out of my head and seemed to end up resonating the most with Ed in chief Maria Turner and the rest of my fellow editors. Not to take credit for it but then it became a bit of a obsession/preoccupation of my own as I took on the job of designing the magazine.
I enjoy this kind of work in general but it’s rare to have so much, i think quality material to work with. When i sat down with the full contents to read through them in full before starting the layouts, I was pretty blown away with it all. In part to satisfy my notions for the magazine & in part in response to reading the stories, I did 9 new illustrations for the issue to accompany the design. They join a short comics story A Sunrise by Daniel Ha. Pieces, another comic, by Ainsley Olsen. Paired by photographer Aurora Ira. Cover art and design elements by Billy Mavreas. And writing by Jaclyn Watterson, Clint Walker, Kathleen Winter, AC Fraser, Donna Caruso, Cynthia Dockrell, Janet Smith, Kathy Page, Rusty Morrison, Julie Mahfood, Lesley Pasquin, Priscila Uppal, Michelle Barker, Gillian Sze, Pablo Strauss Translating Raymond Bock. John Taylor Translating José-Flore Tappy. And a Q&A with Kathleen Winter!
12.99 + shipping, comes with a free digital edition, which if you like you can buy for $5 on it’s own.
Press release from: carte blanche
Subject: carte blanche introduces new formats
A look at what’s happening at carte blanche.
You asked for it and now we’ve delivered. carte blanche is very excited to announce the launch of our print-on-demand and digital magazine!
Purchase a digital copy and enjoy our Fall Issue (#14) on the reader of your choice, or get a print copy mailed directly to you and peruse it at your leisure.
Available via MagCloud: (When you buy the print magazine, you’ll also receive a digital copy free.)
As a special bonus, you get beautiful illustrations by our graphic fiction editor Salgood Sam, and unique cover art by Montreal artist Billy Mavreas in addition to all of the wonderful stories, poems and essays from Issue 14.
And our exclusive audio content is still online at www.carte-blanche.org. Let us know what you think!