Sunday, April 19, 2009

Flannel Magazine
Some students at the University of Maine at Orono campus have put together a little 'zine called Flannel.  They do the work on it, get the artwork, write the little articles, copy it, and even tie each issue together.The latest issue, #2 in this 'zines' so-far brief existence, is out now, but there are a limited number of issues available.  Yeah, it's on paper and it's held together with yellow string!  Wicked awesome, eh?  I grabbed a copy on Thursday.  It's a good read.
It's all original artwork interspersed with brief essays that cover this issue's topic of death.  The observations are by contributors of this issue.  They are funny, quirky takes on the theme of death.  Pictures and artwork include a gull flying over a deserted beach, and a funny drawing labeled "this is your totem pole on drugs".

I'm hooked on Flannel.  The new issue (#3) is in the works according to their website found here.  I have to make sure I get up to the campus in time to grab a copy before they're all gone.  I never did get issue #1.  And this type of venture has an expiration of date of whenever they get tired of producing the magazine, or the magazine falling away as the original creators and contributors move on from the University.  So I say grab one while they're around.  You'll enjoy it.  They'll even mail you a copy for $2 sent via PayPal.
Great work, Flannel gang!



Blogger Flannel Magazine said...

You're awesome. Thank you for the kind words.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Flannel Magazine said...

Thanks a lot for the kind words! We'll be sure to let you know when issue three comes out.

take care!

9:52 PM  

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