This project's funding goal was not reached on April 9, 2011.
About this project
"Made Handsome" is an illustration and short fiction journal—jam packed with artists and writers from all over the world and curated by Ferocious Quarterly.
It will be printed locally at Courier Printing in Grabill, Indiana. Fine folks, superior quality, local support ... and around the corner from an Amish restaurant with awesome cherry pie. [ insert any number of Twin Peaks references, it will help color the read ]
Perfect bound. Offset printed. Full color. And a limited edition, die-cut dust jacket to boot.
All the contributions in "Made Handsome" will be named after real-life newspaper headlines. All of 'em. The titles and inspirations will directly reference newspaper headlines from all over the world. Some headlines will most certainly be dark, some hilarious, some just plain sad. We see them everyday—pass over 'em—and read the story. This publication will stop at the headline. And simply based on the artist's first impression, they will create their contribution to "Made Handsome." We are taking the world's headlines and "making them handsome."
Last year I launched Ferocious Quarterly. I saved up all the money I could and we produced two books. Illustration and short fiction journals. We curated artists and writers from all over the world—sent emails out to folks we felt were making waves. Writers from Believer Magazine, artists who we saw in Wired, heroes, legends, novices and drops in the bucket. Some of the artists and writers collaborated on contributions to the publication. Some of 'em flew solo. 75 folks between the two books gave us pure gold. And the books are gorgeous. Offset printed—the first was perfect bound, the second was saddle-stitched with a 2-color dust jacket. Meet FQ Design & Curation / Nate Utesch Correspondence & Operations / Matt Beers, Scott Kirkpatrick, Nate Utesch Editing / Steve Pepple, Scott Kirkpatrick, Drew Kora, Jason Roemer Printing / Courier Printing Co. Grabill, Ind.
Issue No.1 ImagesClick here to view some printing specs and a video of my fat thumbs paging through issue one.
Issue No.2 ImagesClick here to view some printing specs and a video of my fat thumbs paging through issue two.
Where's the money going?
The inescapable production costs and for shipping these badboys to the faithful backers. If we are so fortunate as to have additional backing beyond our asking point, the money will add pages (which means more contributors) and increase the quality of materials used in the publication (most likely paper).
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