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i made this gif about the nice feeling of making a thing and rolling it into / through the world. it’s also about concentrating on making a good project, vs trying to make a successful project. it’s about being in globetrotter mode rather than playoff mode. it’s also about my newspaper, Mothers News!
our annual subscription drive and fundraiser will be over on december 10th. as of this writing we have reached 69.846666666% of our goal, having raised $10,477 towards our goal of $15,000. please note: this is not a kickstarter fundraiser, it’s a regular fundraiser. i don’t want to mislead anyone on this point. if we don’t reach the full amount of our goal, we will still get all the money, we’ll still do everything we said we’d do. but let me be clear: if we hit (or surpass) our goal in the next few days, our job will be a lot easier. we’ll have a measure of security for the year, and will be able to concentrate more on making the paper as good as it can be. again, if we don’t reach our goal, mothers news will continue, because it’s what we like to do. we’ll figure it out!
thanks to everyone that has supported the paper this year, or the previous 3 years we’ve been publishing, even if support = enjoy, or if support = invest in emotionally, even for a second. if you haven’t subscribed already and you’ve been meaning to, please do it soon. if you aren’t interested that’s ok! we’re going to keep rolling this thing around! mothersnews.net/year4
if you are like me and have been waiting till the last possible second to subscribe to MOTHERS NEWS, now is your chance!!! mothers news is a phenomenon/a print publication/ephemeral matter/positive energy receptacle near and dear to my heart. jacob’s writing is conversational in a very real way, and witty, and smart, and perplexing. also mothers news features comics by artists i love like katrina clark, mike taylor, michael deforge, brian chippendale, charlotte desedouy, and other champs from pvd and beyond. mothers news is like having coffee with an old friend- warm, engaging, exciting, irreverant but not a jerk about it. you can read all the back issues online HERE which is cool because it’s hard to describe to someone who’s never seen it, like, i can’t give voice to all the idiosyncrasies and surprises that give it power. but really, the paper in its physical form is where it’s at. i think a subscription is a great gift for your favorite freaks who live far away from you- “it’s the gift that keeps on giving” (???) the fundraiser ends at midnight tomorrow! do not delay!!!
nice words from olivia horvath, who, now is as good a time to say this as any, is a great cartoonist and one of comics publishing’s greatest butt artists.
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