Well, here’s some bad news to end the year on. The wonderful Kitchen Sink Magazine, which has published work by cartoonists and writers like Farel Dalrymple and Laurenn McCubbin, is to fold next year, and needs financial help now:
Well, folks, the Sink’s backed up. These are tough times for independent media—we’ve seen some friends struggle and others succumb, and of course we’ve got problems of our own. Chief among them is that our distributor is behind on payments for previous issues, and with our current national distribution model, we rely on these payments to fund future issues.
KS15 is on hold at the printer until we can afford to have it shipped. This delay is also affecting KS16, which will conclude volume four. For now, you’ll have to take our word for it that both of these issues are amazing: gorgeous covers by Andrew Schoultz and Camille Rose Garcia, delicious insides by our staff and editors, as well as new contributors like Geraldine Kim, Gravity Goldberg, Julia Wertz, Rodney Koeneke and Stephanie Young.
We can’t wait for you to see these magazines, so we’re asking for your help. We need to raise $1,000 to get issue 15 shipped in January, and we also need to raise money for an expanded KS16, which will be our final issue.
Details of how to donate to the magazine to help them finish off their run are at the link. It’s still the holiday season, people. Go and help.