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Brett WarnockBy Brett Warnock
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Brett WarnockBy Brett Warnock
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About

KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE is a new print and digital publication that connects adventurous souls, curious cooks, and enthusiastic eaters with talented writers, artists, cartoonists, and photographers who explore not only the how-to's of cooking, but the whys of eating. We’re at the trailhead of adventure, and would love to have you along every step of the way. 

The print magazine is:
     • 80 pp, saddle-stitched
     • 6.75” x 9.375”
     • Printed on a luxurious matte paper stock
     • A true coffee-table keepsake

Our digital edition will be available on your smartphone, tablet, and iPad. (Not compatible, however, with your mom’s Nokia flip-phone.) Our plan is to publish three issues in 2019, then move to a quarterly schedule thereafter.

(Publisher Brett Warnock and his son Carter)
(Publisher Brett Warnock and his son Carter)

Hi, I’m Brett Warnock, the founder and—with longtime friend and partner Chris Staros—former co-publisher of Top Shelf Productions, where together we released numerous award-winning graphic novels, including:
     • National hero and Congressman John Lewis’ MARCH
     • Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s FROM HELL
     • Craig Thompson’s timeless memoir, BLANKETS

After a four year absence, KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE marks my return to publishing, and combines my experience in visual arts and storytelling, with my passion for food, cooking, and a deep love of place. With the invaluable assistance of Josué Menjivar, Dave Adamshick, Erin Hampton, and Mario Lopriori, we’ve got the first issue in the can, and ready for the printer. 

(Magazine spread: Brett Warnock and Jim Mahfood)
(Magazine spread: Brett Warnock and Jim Mahfood)
(Magazine spread: Heather Arndt-Anderson and Kelly Block)
(Magazine spread: Heather Arndt-Anderson and Kelly Block)

Smartly written and gorgeously designed, KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE is a feast for the eyes, with lush illustration, comics, and photography. Every issue tells personal stories about food, and explores: 
     • How we shop for groceries
     • Our favorite restaurants
     • The small farmers who grow our food, and why these things matter

(Magazine image: Old Soul Farmers Kris and Alisha)
(Magazine image: Old Soul Farmers Kris and Alisha)

What do you mean by place, Brett? In our increasingly fast-paced world, place makes a case for being present. Whether in the urban environment, seated in a cozy home kitchen, or exploring the natural world, a relationship with place:
     • Strengthens our ability to reflect and contemplate
     • Recharges our sense of wonder
     • Encourages empathy, community, and a sense of belonging

For backers choosing: $125 Pledge: Set of 5 Photo Prints by Brett Warnock, please choose from 30 nature photo art prints at www.kitchentablemagazine.com/publisher-prints/.

(Magazine spread: Nicola Anderson)
(Magazine spread: Nicola Anderson)

I’m super excited to use my Jedi Force Powers for good, calling on my skills as a publisher, editor, and art director to create a magazine that inspires, entertains, enlightens, and empowers readers. The first issue features:
     • A stunning cover by Kate Blairstone
     • Killer art and comics by Jim Mahfood, James Kochalka, Dan Zettwoch, Erin Nations, and Alli Arnold
     • Stories and recipes by Heather Arndt-Anderson, Kathleen Bauer, Shawna McKeown
     • A feature interview with James Beard-Award winning chef, Cory Schreiber of Wildwood, a foundational farm-to-table restaurant that brought attention to local, seasonal food in the Pacific Northwest.
 

(Magazine spread: Nick Wulforst)
(Magazine spread: Nick Wulforst)
(Magazine spread: Erin Nations)
(Magazine spread: Erin Nations)
(Magazine spread: Dan Zettwoch)
(Magazine spread: Dan Zettwoch)
(Magazine spread: James Kochalka)
(Magazine spread: James Kochalka)

But we need your help. Your backing will directly support the community of kick-ass creators we’ve commissioned for the first issue, and help cover the costs for printing, shipping, and distribution. Packing & shipping is expensive and time-consuming, so we won’t make promises we can’t keep, and plan to have the print mag and fine-art prints drop on your doorstep in February. Digital editions we’ll be able to have in your hands in January. 

(Magazine illustration: Alli Arnold)
(Magazine illustration: Alli Arnold)

WE HAVE LOTS OF GROOVY REWARDS, but most importantly, we’d love for you to SUBSCRIBE. Your 4-issue subscription is the most effective way to back our campaign. Thank you everyone for your support! 

Picnic on Tatooine, original artwork by Bwana Spoons.
Picnic on Tatooine, original artwork by Bwana Spoons.
Embroidered patch design by Rick Pinchera
Embroidered patch design by Rick Pinchera
Exclusive Jim Mahfood art print: Screen Test
Exclusive Jim Mahfood art print: Screen Test
Anthony Bourdain original velvet painting by Juanita
Anthony Bourdain original velvet painting by Juanita

Risks and challenges

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? But ultimately, we need you, the reader to support KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE. This is truly a dream project; a way for me to do what I'm good at doing, support the work of artists and creatives around the world, and help grow a like-minded community of contributors and readers all working towards building a better world, nourished by an appreciation for food + place.

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    Picnic on Tatooine Original Painting

    Bwana Spoons, the Rainbow Master, has generously donated the original art for his contribution to issue #1, with his piece "Picnic on Tatooine." Who wouldn't want to break bread, drink blue milk, and eat bantha steaks with jawas and sandpeople? The unframed art measure 16" x 16”. Bwana is a mastermind zine publisher, cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and toymaker whose work has been featured around the globe: from his current hometown of Portland, OR, to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York; and from Japan, Spain, London, Paris, and a few parts in between.
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    Catered Smoked Ribs BBQ

    We’ll bring the party to you with a smoked ribs pop-up, for up to 6 people. This includes two racks of St Louis style ribs and tasty BBQ sides, all prepared by local pop-up chef Diablo Steve and delivered to your home, office, or picnic. Limited to five backers in the Portland-area only. Publisher Brett Warnock will be on hand serving food and just being the dashing guy that he is. Can be redeemed from March 2019 though August 2019.
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    Catered Beer-Sausage & Pierogi Dinner. Meet the magazine staff with an in-home, catered beer-sausage & pierogi dinner for up to 10 people. For the Brothers Adamshick (Senior Editor Dave, and his brother, Tavern Books founder and award-winning poet, Carl), pierogis are the type of humble food they crave and love to cook. Invite the brothers and Kitchen Table team to your home and we’ll cook for you and talk about carving out time to be creative in the kitchen, in our work, and as humans.
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    Your business, whose brand and mission mirror our own, can spearhead the creation of a 2-page spread of content in Kitchen Table Magazine #2.
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    Feast at one of Portland’s most outstanding restaurants for a 3-course Family Style tasting dinner at Taqueria Nueve. Dollar value does not include alcohol. This is limited to one backer. Reward can be redeemed from March 2019 though August 2019. Portland only.
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    Anthony Bourdain Velvet Painting

    Own this one-of-a-kind original velvet painting of the late, great, Anthony Bourdain, by Juanita. Framed artwork measures roughly 9” x 11”. Juanita’s artwork can be seen in galleries and businesses all along the west coast, and is in the collections of Universal Studios, HBO, Nike, and VooDoo Doughnuts. She’s been on Oregon ArtBeat, Anthony Bourdain-No Reservations, and King5 News-Seattle, and her velvets have been featured in National Geographic, Entrepreneur, and the book Black Velvet Masterpieces.
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