HELP US FUND CHICKFACTOR 18 BY ORDERING A COPY NOW
chickfactor zine turned 25 in 2017 so we celebrated with parties in new york, london and portland, oregon, and we are also excited to be publishing chickfactor 18, a new limited-edition print issue of the fanzine featuring big, fun interviews with:
KENDRA SMITH (OPAL, RAINY DAY, DREAM SYNDICATE, ETC)
LINDY MORRISON & AMANDA BROWN (THE GO-BETWEENS, CLEOPATRA WONG)
FRANCES MCKEE (THE VASELINES)
GERARD LOVE (TEENAGE FANCLUB, LIGHTSHIPS)
+ A JUKEBOX JURY WITH JOANNA BOLME (JICKS), REBECCA COLE (MINDERS) & KATHY FOSTER (THERMALS)
+ OUR USUAL POLLS
+ MANY BOOK, FILM, LIVE & RECORD REVIEWS
+ LOTS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATIONS
chickfactor 18 was edited by gail o'hara, who cofounded cf with pam berry in 1992 (yes, belle & sebastian wrote a song about it). chickfactor 18's art director is jen sbragia (from the softies & all girl summer fun band). we couldn't decide on two cover stars so we have made two covers-one in royal navy & one in espresso! our amazing writers and contributors for CF18 are: photographers gail o'hara, laura levine, bret lunsford, curt doughty & a host of others; illustrators rachel blumberg and jen sbragia; interviewers include o'hara, lois maffeo, pete paphides, and blumberg; writers include kevin alvir, joe brooker, mark butler, wayne davidson, bryce edwards, gaylord fields, daniel handler (a.k.a. lemony snicket), alice hubley, kendall jane meade, peter momtchiloff, thomas mosher, piotr orlov, chris phillips, sukhdev sandhu, dan searing, lydia vanderloo, doug wallen & michael white.
the issue is at the printer and we would love for you to preorder it. we want to make sure that there is demand before we print them! there are hardly any places left that sell and distribute zines. please find options for the U.S., canada and rest of world and select them. yes, chickfactor is just a fanzine but we put as much time, energy and love into this publication as any big fancy magazine-and there is more content inside it than an issue of vogue or the new yorker (and it's way more entertaining!). we would like to do a larger press run than our current budget allows and need to cover our expenses. folks interested in buying this limited-edition beauty full of information sharing, wonderful music and fabulous pop stars can guarantee a copy by preordering one here.
here is what we seek to fund:
$2000 for printing $1000 for postage & shipping $750 graphic design $500 for illustration and photography $750 content & expenses
chickfactor fanzine was started in 1992 by writer-editor-photographer gail o'hara and black tambourine singer pam berry in new york city and washington, d.c. it was printed on paper from 1992 to 2002 and restarted in 2012 (also online at chickfactor.com).
articles about chickfactor:
revel in portland
Risks and challenges
the magazine has already been made and is currently at the printer, so there is no chance of us not doing this. we expect to receive shipments in the next several weeks. there could be issues delaying it from the printer, but I have built that extra time into my rewards information. the biggest risks and challenges I can imagine happening are relating to the services I am offering: band photos and bio writing. I have factored in the price of a plane ticket so that I might fly to take photos of a band or artist. chickfactor 18 is a fairly simple project, but to avoid running out of back issues, CD compilations and posters, we have avoided offering too many of those reward options.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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