I pass along this message from AMERICAN BYSTANDER editor Michael Gerber:
Big week for Bystander: Newsweek just called us “the last great humor magazine.”
But we hit a perfect storm with the crowdfunding on #3 — the election, and a change in Facebook’s algorithm that artificially suppresses our Kickstarter links (they want everybody to buy ads).
But the issue is still on track: an angel has agreed to make up any shortfall as long as we get to $25,000. We’re at $22,205 as I type. Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:00pm PDT.
Please tell your friends to go back the issue.
We need to raise at least $2,795 before Tuesday at 7:00pm PDT. It should be a piece of cake, if everybody tells a pal or five.
Well, now I’ve told EVERYBODY.
I have blogged about the BYSTANDER before. It truly is the first notable new humor magazine to appear in decades, and it would be a shame if it doesn’t go past its second issue, and I don’t say this just because I have an illustration in the third issue:
THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER features from some of the funniest, most celebrated writers and artists from several generations: Roz Chast, George Meyer, Terry Jones, Brian McConnachie, Ellis Weiner, R.O. Blechman, Mimi Pond, M.K. Brown, Ron Barrett, Kate Beaton, Louisa Bertman, R.O. Blechman, Chris Bonno, John Caldwell, Seymour Chwast, Liza Donnelly, Xeth Feinberg, Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Shary Flenniken, Patricia Gerber, Robert Grossman, Stefan Hagen, Ron Hauge, Danny Hellman, Farley Katz, Adam Koford, Ken Krimstein, Eugenia Loli, Scott Marshall, Ethan Persoff, Mimi Pond, Arnold Roth, Cris Shapan, Mark Simonson, Grant Snider, Edward Sorel, Akiko Stehrenberger, Tom Toro, D. Watson, Julia Wertz, Nathan Yoder, Steve Young, and Jack Ziegler.