Today I thought I’d do a bit of a plug for two really good magazines. Manzine is a British magazine on its third issue now. It is run by a friend of mine called Kevin Braddock. And each of the three issues has been funny, interesting, and a refreshing change from most magazines you see. And in the current issue there’s four – yes! four – things by me me me. I’m not just saying this because my stuff is in it, or because Kevin is my friend, but it really is a great magazine, and it’s most definitely worth £2.50 of your money.
Whim Quarterly is an American humour magazine. I did a piece about Steven Seagal for the first issue, which has been out for a couple of months. The second issue is due quite soon. It costs $4. What’s enjoyable about both of these magazines is the amount of love that has gone into them. You can feel it when you flick through, they are both put together by people who aren’t luddites, but simply love the idea of having a printed thing that you can hold in your hands and enjoy. If like me you’ve kinda stopped buying magazines unless you’re at an airport, Manzine and Whim Quarterly are both very pleasant surprises: magazines that you’ll read, like the cliche goes, from cover to cover.