In the last year or so, Andy (from Woodclinched and my co-host of Erasable) has been spear-heading a stationery-centric magazine, Plumbago. Started as a Zine in the first issue, the second issue was so polished that I think it became a magazine. The upcoming third release is the fiction and poetry issue, and, this time, it has the heft and gravitas of a literary journal. You’ll find:
Father Kyle Sanders writes a story from the perspective of an Eberhard Faber American Naturals pencil
A collaboration between poet Judy Wilson and fine graphite artist Diane Wright
Harky Jewett presents a type-written science-fiction story about the fate of mankind
A big, bright graffiti-style portrait of some of our favorite pencils
The 5 winners of the six-word story contest, illustrated by Becky Aiken
Original artwork by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk
And lots, lots more
There’s even a bad poem by yours truly that ends in gore/a goring.
Comrades can pre-order the issue to be sure to get a copy. These have sold out quickly both times before, and this one will likely go just as fast. You’ll even save $2 off of the $10 cover price.
Lest one might think it’s all about the funds, “Revenue from this zine go directly to printing, assembly and mailing costs, and leftover revenue will be donated to [Heart to Heart International], an organization dedicated to providing door-to-door medical aid to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.”
Why are you still here and not ordering this amazing publication?!