Toward the beginning of 2016 I was approached by Nathan Alan Schwartz, the Editor-in-chief of Five 2 One Magazine to take part as a staff writer and produce a weekly column. What developed was Bread Crumbs from the Void, a column stripped of niceties to arm aspiring writers with the real shit they need to know. Writing—and art in general—is at its best when stripped of pleasantries, filed to its raw core where the gritty truth resides.
In that spirit Nathan and I recently began to concoct a devious new plan to expose the nerve endings of emotions, society, and life in general. Ready to cream your jeans?
Make way for The Fucking Funnies!
As the newly appointed Art Editor for Five 2 One Magazine I am heading up the new comics/art section of the magazine which we’ve dubbed The Fucking Funnies. What started with a cartoon mocking an egg-shitting Easter Bunny (http://five2onemagazine.com/an-easter-fucking-funny/) has sprouted into a full-on movement. We are looking for underground/alternative cartoonists submissions full of thought-provoking piss and vinegar! Give the god-damn finger to any and every establishment or idea you can skewer.
Here’s the official open call:
“Five 2 One Magazine (http://five2onemagazine.com/) thrives on works by freaks, weirdos, black sheep and free thinkers. Born in 2011, our goal was to give a forum to voices that were normally unheard and unseen in literary magazines.
Now the time has come to expand beyond the confines of mere prose. Five 2 One is seeking contributions of gag panels, comic strips, one to two page comics, and art for our all new comics section which will be included in print editions and online. Specifically we are looking for the odd, the dark, and/or the absurd. Comics and cartoons that have profanity, violence, sexuality, etc. are welcome though we are not interested in shock value just for the sake of being shocking or offensive.
That said, bring us your brazen works full of satire, sarcasm, surrealism, and searing commentary. If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for submit here: http://five2onemagazine.com/submission-guideline/. For questions and inquiries ONLY email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any submissions or artwork sent to this email will not be considered.
Unfortunately this is NOT a paid gig, however if selected you will be published as part of our digital underground movement.”
There’s a peek at something I’m working on for the next issue above. I’ve shown you mine, now you show us yours! Share with anyone who might be interested. Thanks.
Bread Crumbs from the Void will return next week with some all new hard-nosed advice. Until next time keep scribbling, you freaks.
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