• That Man Behind the Curtain: April 2015

    by  • May 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Spike in numbers from paying authors for Selfies, plus an unexpected benefit from using BackerKit. Let’s look at some numbers! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($879.00) Art: ($148.45) Advertising: ($20.00) Processing Fees: ($17.58) Printing: ($90.91) Donations: $77.00 Ad Revenue: $0.77 Kickstarter: $75.00 Book Sales: $201.20 Total: ($819.03) QTD: ($819.03)...

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    Weaselbearer v. del Toro

    by  • May 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Weaselbearer v. del Toro

    An essay by Judge Salvadore Ironfist, as provided by K. G. Jewell Art by Leigh Legler BE IT REMEMBERED on July 23, 2013, the Court held a hearing in the above-styled cause, and the parties appeared with counsel. Background In January 2010, Malcolm Weaselbearer was hired by Xavier del Toro, Dark Sorcerer 9th Level, as...

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    Hamlet and Ashley

    by  • May 18, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Hamlet and Ashley

    As provided by Leland Neville Art by Luke Spooner Dewey Glass, a freelance space monitor, shares the following intercepted communications from the starship Preemptive Strike:     Greetings Supreme Commander: Observing your meticulous torturing of the hapless reactionaries was both an amusing spectacle and an enlightening experience. Keep those highlight videos coming! As always, you...

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    Time Zones

    by  • May 11, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Time Zones

    An essay by Gary MacDonald, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Dawn Vogel Teenagers are pretty wonderful people. They are hard-working, tidy, enthusiastic, well-dressed, well-groomed, and polite. Everybody else’s teenagers, anyway. Every parent wonders how they got the ones who sleep until noon in bedrooms out of Thrift Store by Tornado, sulk silently until...

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    Daddy Who

    by  • May 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Daddy Who

    An essay by Anna Beth Wilson, as provided by L. L. Phelps Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye It all happened like this. Last year, during my first semester at college, my roommate, Val, had this boyfriend who was all into Doctor Who. You know, that time traveling alien dude with the blue box? Yeah, played by that...

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    Mr. Merkel’s Mug

    by  • April 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Mr. Merkel's Mug

    An essay by Jeff Phillips, as provided by Jarod K. Anderson Art by Luke Spooner Frank Merkel was the CEO, and his coffee mug wasn’t made of ceramic or metal or plastic. I could see the sutures where the bone plates had fused. It was definitely organic. Definitely human. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty...

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    Lasagna with Legs

    by  • April 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Lasagna with Legs

    An essay by John Baker, as provided by Rich Knight Art by Justine McGreevy “I’ve created a monster!” … is what I wish I could say. But I can’t. Not with this sad, pathetic mess writhing on my kitchen table. The best I could say is, “I’ve created a mess,” and even that was being generous....

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