Right up front I’m going to totally own that I have a vested interest in this particular magazine project. ‘Cause J and I are massively addicted to this fairly new humor magazine “American Bystander” and want many, many more issues to be published so we can hug them in our greedy arms and croon over them in joy and laughter. We aren’t affiliated in any way with it’s creators or their publishing venture. We just really, really want them to be able to keep this wonderful magazine going.
American Bystander is a rare beastie: the print humor magazine. Decades ago there were these cool things that came in the mail or that you picked up from the newsstand that your mother hated and you and all your friends loved. These odd paper bundles were filled with funny articles, comics and fake ads that made people howl and roll around holding their stomachs. It was great. But those days are gone.
Flash forward. Now there is a chance to revive the printed humor magazine. American Bystander in Kickstarter for the funding of printing issue #3.
This is a wicked funny magazine. J and I have issues #1 and #2 and love, love, love them.
Issue #1 has a viciously funny parody of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Here’s a pic of an article from issue #2:
This fake ad appears in both issues:
So why am I posting this appeal to fund this project? Oh come on, you had to know where I was going with this. I was shocked today to go to the project page and find that with only five days to go they haven’t yet met their goal. So many people loved #1 and #2 that I was sure that #3 would fund with no problems.
Now I’m worried. So pretty please go fund this. And then share it with all your friends and ask them to fund it too. Then share it with your enemies, your grandma, your brewista, and the guy down the hall, oh and don’t forget that co-worker who always asks you to buy cookies from his kid.
Do it for me, do it for you, just do it damn it!
Oh and you can get #3 and pdfs of #1 and #2 for only $30. Hooray!