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Gabe Fowler On Raising Money For Smoke Signals Newspaper (PR)
posted July 31, 2009


As you may know, Desert Island recently began publishing a free, all-comics newspaper called Smoke Signal. Issue #1 debuted in June, and included a mix of well-known and completely unknown artists.

The paper does not accept advertising, but is available free of charge. Clearly, this situation creates a need for grassroots funding, and we have only begun to fulfill our mission to give a larger voice to underexposed artists.

We are pursuing non-profit status, which will qualify us for Federal grants. But for now, we need money for printing costs. Issue #2 is currently forming, with new work by Gabrielle Bell, Dash Shaw, Frank Santoro, and many others. The finished newspaper will be 32-pages, tabloid size, with a circulation of 2000.

Individuals may learn more and contribute towards printing costs at

Please help spread the word. If 1000 people donate a dollar, we'll have the money in no time.

best regards,
Gabe Fowler
owner, Desert Island

Desert Island
540 Metropolitan
Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 388-5087