Above: Arthur No. 33—Buckminster approves. Photo: Brooke S.

Thurs Jan 3, 6-10pm Portland, Ore.: ARTHUR RE-LAUNCH PARTY at Floating World Comics

WHO: Arthur No. 33 WHAT: Magazine release party and art exhibit WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 6-10pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Come celebrate the release of Arthur’s first new issue in four years at a free party on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Floating World Comics, Arthur’s new co-publisher. We’ll have original comic art on display from contributors Rick Veitch and Gabby Schulz. FWC honcho/Arthur co-publisher Jason Leivian will be there, and Arthur Art Director Yasmin Khan is rumored to be stopping by. Plus: Betel nuts, and other surprises.
If you can’t make it, order a copy online—$5, pretty cheap. Info here.

Above: Arthur No. 33—Buckminster approves. Photo: Brooke S.

Thurs Jan 3, 6-10pm Portland, Ore.: ARTHUR RE-LAUNCH PARTY at Floating World Comics

WHO: Arthur No. 33
WHAT: Magazine release party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Come celebrate the release of Arthur’s first new issue in four years at a free party on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Floating World Comics, Arthur’s new co-publisher. We’ll have original comic art on display from contributors Rick Veitch and Gabby Schulz. FWC honcho/Arthur co-publisher Jason Leivian will be there, and Arthur Art Director Yasmin Khan is rumored to be stopping by. Plus: Betel nuts, and other surprises.

If you can’t make it, order a copy online—$5, pretty cheap. Info here.

Attention Portland, Oregon!

Arthur No. 33, our first issue in four years, and our first in our new giant-sized compostable $5 newspaper format, will be available starting THIS WEDNESDAY (12.12.12) at publishing partner Floating World Comics, located in downtown Portland at 400 NW Couch St. Do what you need to do!



The Resurrection of Arthur Magazine

By ROBERT HAM

November 21st, 2012- Willamette Weekly


News of any import is quick to spread on the web. But even knowing that, the number of outlets reporting on the return of Arthur Magazine was pretty surprising, especially for a print publication that focused on various strains of the counterculture: music, drugs, magic, underground comics, and organic gardening. Yet everyone from The Wire to the New York Times expended a few lines of HTML to announce that, after a four year hiatus, Arthur would be returning to print starting on December 22nd.

"Frankly, the culture is in such bad shape that even something this tiny is being taken as something significant," says Arthur’s editor and founder Jay Babcock. "If that’s become newsworthy, that’s kind of sad. But you’re the journalist, that’s your call to make."

I’ll gladly make the statement that Arthur’s imminent resurrection is noteworthy. During its initial run, from 2002 - 2008, the bi-monthly magazine (released for free) covered an impressive amount of territory. Its debut issue set the template: featuring BMX icon Matt Hoffman on the cover, and carrying interviews with confrontational electro-clash singer Peaches and psychedelic drug enthusiast Daniel Pinchbeck, comics by Silver Jews frontman David Berman, music reviews by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, and an advice column from comedian Neil Hamburger. The magazine gained so much attention and fans that they were able to put on music festivals in their L.A. hometown in ‘05 and ‘06, and released a batch of DVDs and CDs, including the Devendra Banhart-curated compilation Golden Apples of the Sun, which introduced the world at large to the burgeoning freak folk movement…

Read more: The Willamette Weekly