Johnny America releases issue #9!


RELEASE PARTY: Friday, September 2, 6 – 9pm Hammerpress / 110 Southwest Boulevard, KCMO 2010-2011 Rocket Grant recipient The Moon Rabbit Drinking Club & Benevolence Society celebrates the release of the latest issue of its design-literary-humor magazine Johnny America, which showcases humorous short-form fiction, comics, and illustrations in a sophisticated, handcrafted package. Past issues of … Continue reading

Call for Submissions: Johnny America Seeks “Kansas”-Related Items

Ahoy Rocket Blog Readers! Johnny America, your Lawrence-local ’zine of fiction and humor is seeking submissions for our next, ninth issue, and we’re hoping to find a few writers willing to share. We’re particularly interested in items that work within the very loose theme of “Kansas.” We’d like to emphasize the flexibility of the theme. … Continue reading

Johnny America issue #8 release: Kansas City

Hors d’oeuvres

Thanks to everyone who showed up to The Bourgeois Pig last Saturday for our Lawrence issue eight release party. We’re having one more release, this time in Kansas City, our first release there. Hammerpress, creators of some of the nation’s finest letterpress ephemera (110 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri., are kind enough to host … Continue reading

Screen, ink, paper: Printing the cover of Johnny America #8

Covers on the drying rack

One of my favorite parts of Johnny America is creating the screen-printed cover. The process is fairly laborious but the results are always rewarding, especially when you see the extent of your work filling a drying rack. For issue eight, we used the Blu Raspberry Pop-Tone paper from French Paper. The Tiffany blue color was … Continue reading

Rocket Science

Things are really starting to roll on the next issue. We’ve looked over the submissions we’ve received in the year since our last issue and made our selections about which pieces will work best as a collection. We’ve begun copy-editing and refining the rough layout; we know which stories are in, but we’re going to … Continue reading


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