Hammerpress / 110 Southwest Boulevard, KCMO www.hammerpress.com
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 Johnny America have featured glow-in-the-dark inks, mini-comics, and one triple-volume edition. In addition to Hammerpress, the print magazine is currently distributed via Etsy.com, and at a handful of U.S. and international bookstores, record shops, and art galleries. The magazine is also available online at: www.johnnyamerica.net.
Toro Magazine described the magazine as being a, “warehouse [of] high-quality short fiction” (http://bit.ly/b3VsjS). The stories, comics, and illustrations featured in Issue Nine were selected not only for their uniqueness and engaging natures, but also for how they complement each other. Co-Editors Jonathan Holley and Emily Lawton hope that “the Rocket Grant will connect us with local readers who haven’t picked us up before, and new contributors who’ll add to our mix.” Holley and Chief Designer Patrick Giroux will be on hand for the release at the studio of Hammerpress, in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District.