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Bash Magazine

I've been meaning to post about BASH! - a new, free, all comics monthly newspaper that's being distributed through newsboxes in the Washington DC area.  I think it's a great idea and I'm glad someone is trying it. 

But... (always something right?) this isn't how I would do it. They are using a large variety of formats and differing length comics in it with most of it having an "indy" vibe and a looser feel to it.  There is also no real thematic or sectional organization to the paper.  I would think you'd want some organizational separation of gag, story and editorial comics with a mix of more commercial, accessible work amongst more challenging work.  Still there's good stuff in there and they seem to have ads to run.

 

Re: Bash Magazine

Chris Cantrell's picture

IMHO Zoinks! magazine by Bone Flake Studios was a better example of how to do a paper like this.  It's a shame that it didn't take off.

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Re: Bash Magazine

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Didn't ZOINKS have interviews and stories in it too?  But yeah it was a little similar.  Not sure how good their distribution ever was though - BASH has at least blanketed the DC Metro area decently for a start-up paper.

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Re: Bash Magazine

Chris Cantrell's picture

It did but the bulk of the publication was submitted comics and artwork.

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