Why you Must Subscribe to The American Bystander Print Humor Magazine
SUBSCRIBE ASAP and share. The writers and illustrators are insanely talented.
The American Bystander is an all-star print humor magazine in trade paperback book format, publishing work from the greatest agglomeration in the history of print comedy, people from The Simpsons, Monty Python, National Lampoon, SNL, The New Yorker, SPY, Letterman…
Reaction to our first three issues has been incredible. The New York Times called us “essential reading for comedy nerds,” and Newsweek called us “the last great humor magazine.” Our crowdfunding campaigns have raised $140,000. For over a year, people have been asking to subscribe.
Every time we do an issue, subscribers will automatically receive a brand new Bystander at a discounted rate (and the more subscribers we get, the bigger the discount, so spread the word!). Subscribers at the $5 level will be charged $5, and receive a PDF; subscribers at the $20 level will receive a print copy. You won’t have to respond by a certain date, back a Kickstarter, or do anything but subscribe this once. And of course, you can opt-out at any time.
Subscribers at higher levels will receive all sorts of additional goodies.
The hardest and most time-consuming part of Bystander is the crowdfunding — but since we’re determined to pay our contributors, I have to raise the money somehow. Subscriptions are the quickest route for us to do a lot more issues. And I’m receiving a flood of work from the most distinguished writers and cartoonists from all over the world, enough to fill many issues. If you want to get new work from people like Roz Chast, Jack Handey, Brian McConnachie, and Merrill Markoe delivered directly to your in-box, subscribe and tell your friends!
My goal is to gather as many people as possible, and charge them as little as possible — that way, Bystander will become the fearless and unkillable print humor magazine that the United States needs. Subscriptions are the only way for us to avoid being held hostage by advertisers, distributors, or political pressure.
If you have any questions, contact me through this page, or directly at Publisher@americanbystander.org.