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CORRIDOR Magazine Issue #1

Created by Corridor Publications

CORRIDOR is a new horror magazine bringing the weird worlds of short fiction, art, comics, and essays together under one roof. Short stories by Corinna Bechko, Nadia Bulkin, Kristi DeMeester, Robert Lamb, Christian Sager Comics by: Marie Enger, Ray Fawkes, Rafer Roberts, Matt Sheean & Malachi Ward Art by: Brandon Daniels, Joseph Michael, Dave Jordan, Jonathan La Mantia, Ryan Lee, Brian Level, Maria Nguyen, Scarecrowoven, Dave Wachter Essays by: Ed Grabianowski, Eilís Phillips

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Update re: CORRIDOR # 2
26 days ago – Thu, Sep 01, 2022 at 04:17:49 AM

Hello CORRIDOR supporters,

I have some news and updates about the second issue of CORRIDOR magazine that I want to share with you. We recently realized that we would not be able to partner with the crowdfunding and fulfillment company we engaged back in March. The conflict was between balancing their day jobs while managing projects like ours.

Our team (myself, Mary, and Ron) met to try to brainstorm other possibilities. At the end of our conversation, unfortunately, it became clear that we can no longer commit to running a fundraising campaign in October. 

We still very much want to produce a second issue. But in order to do that, we need to lock in a viable solution for our editorial costs. For transparency, to pay what we feel is a fair wage to all of our creators, it will cost around $10,000. This aligns to our editorial mission and we will not deviate from it. Printing and fulfillment are estimated to be another $11,000. 

We’ve met a systemic breakdown of resources for over a year now.  For now we're going to pause the campaign and production while we look for alternatives. We plan to explore grant funding as an option, as well as building out and exploring our digital presence to promote the publication when it's ready.

Thanks,

Christian Sager

SPECTRAL: A Showcase of Fear
3 months ago – Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 04:02:34 PM

While you are all waiting to hear more from us about the campaign for the second issue of Corridor, we've got another project to draw your attention to during this Hot Horror Summer!  

Corridor supporter and ally David Accampo is currently running a campaign for SPECTRAL: A Showcase of Fear, a 112-page volume collection of spooky, weird comics he did with artist Chris Anderson.  Their campaign includes the book, plus lots of interesting rewards... including puppets that tie into the story. Thomas Ligotti probably scooped up the first two puppets, but as of this writing there are still two left. 

Consider checking out their campaign to support independent horror! 

PLASTIC FARM: The 4th (and FINAL) Collection
4 months ago – Wed, Jun 01, 2022 at 12:13:58 AM

Hello CORRIDOR supporters!

There's not much new on the CORRIDOR front to report. After spending several months on it, we've finally found an organization to partner with on marketing, crowdfunding and fulfillment. TopatoGo will be our team for CORRIDOR volume 2, hopefully coming at you later this year.  We'll update you here when we have more news.

We're writing to you today to let you know that one of our CORRIDOR creators is fundraising for his own project that we recommend supporting.Rafer Roberts is concluding his "underground fever-dream" comic PLASTIC FARM, with a fourth and final volume. 

If you read our first issue, you know that Rafer used it as a platform to end his long-running PLASTIC FARM story. If that was your first exposure to it, now's your chance to catch up! PLASTIC FARM follows the life of a man named Chester, his slow descent into complete insanity, and how that madness reshapes the world around him. Chester had a rough childhood, has a magic cowboy that rides a dinosaur living inside his head, and is now, late in life, sitting in a nameless airport bar telling his life story to a group of people who really couldn’t care less.

There's all kinds of rewards available in Rafer's campaign: PDFs of all the Plastic Farm comics, physical copies of all four volumes, other comics, and original art by Rafer! We hope you consider checking it out and pledging to get this book made.

Thanks!

- Christian Sager

Corridor Hurts
12 months ago – Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 09:42:29 AM

On Friday afternoon, I picked up the remaining copies of the first issue of Corridor from our fulfillment partner’s warehouse. A couple copies were slightly damaged in transit from the printer, so they’re stored in the box you see above, marked “Corridor Hurts.” After the last year of struggling to get this project funded, created, printed and shipped I found that terminology pretty amusing. But all the “hurts” were worth it. So if you would like a copy, we’re still taking orders and I’ll be mailing them out myself going forward.

Since we’re a couple of days away from the one-year anniversary of launching the campaign for this project, it seems like a good time to share some updates on the future of the magazine with you.

Corridor Magazine – Issue 2

Many of you have asked if there will be a second issue of the magazine. The answer is YES. But there are a few caveats:

First, Dave Moore is stepping away from the project, but Mary Connelly and Ron Bilodeau will continue to be part of the team. Without the three of them, I wouldn’t have been able to get this thing out there so I’m forever grateful for their help.

Next, as much as we wanted to run a campaign for the second issue in October, we have decided to wait until next year to launch. The reason is that we are searching for a marketing service partner. Since the last campaign, I realized that I don’t have the bandwidth to handle all of the marketing and campaign management alongside my new full-time job. If you can recommend a person or organization that specializes in crowdfunding marketing and operations management, please contact me with their information. Bonus if they have experience with publishing.

We have several creators already onboard for the second issue and are planning to announce a window for open submissions as well. Created by one of my favorite artists, the Issue #2 front cover is already finished as well! I’m looking forward to sharing all the details with you once we’re closer to launch.

Have You Received Your Rewards?

If you’re reading this and wondering why you haven’t received your physical rewards yet, it’s probably because you still need to fill out our BackerKit survey. Without that information we can’t ship the packages out. There’s still over 50 backers who have yet to fill out their survey.

You can find the survey here: https://corridor-magazine-01.backerkit.com/

Thanks!

- Christian

What's in the Box?
about 1 year ago – Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 04:05:59 AM

After the unfortunate delay, rewards are beginning to go out to our backers!

  • Last night we sent out digital rewards via BackerKit. 696 files went out, so check your inboxes! We can't wait to hear what you think of the first issue. Let us know on Corridor's social media channels.
  •  Physical rewards began shipping last week! 371 packages are in the mail, with another 264 scheduled to go out this week. Watch for your deliveries!
  • There are still several backers who haven't filled out their surveys. If you want your rewards to ship out this week, we need you to respond to those ASAP. We've resent the survey a couple of times now, so here's how to respond if you haven't received it: 

- Go to https://corridor-magazine-01.backerkit.com to re-enter your email address. Once on the survey home page, you should enter the exact email address you used to back Corridor on Kickstarter, and BackerKit will resend the survey email to you.

- If you still don't get the survey, respond to us directly at corridor.publications@gmail.com. We'll try sending you the survey manually. 

Thanks all!

Art by Brian Level from Corridor #1