Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome to the Cheesepaper

Two years ago four people met at the Campus Billiards in Cypress, CA to name a magazine. As many names were thrown out as beers were poured.

We were idealists. We wanted our magazine to be strictly print. Strictly newsprint at that. 

The name of that magazine was Beggars & Cheeseburgers and I'll be God-damned if I didn't say that magazine kicked ass. I'd also be God-damned if I said I don't miss putting that magazine together. 

Printing costs a lot of money. More money than can ever be made back for a magazine to run even quarterly. All of our "From the Editors" columns were basically Psalms to the Church of Print.

In 2011, I moved to San Antonio, TX. We still managed to pull off a third issue despite my being halfway across the country from the magazine's circulation, its printer, and the other editors. 

Long story short, after a too-long-hiatus we are finally going to resurrect Beggars & Cheeseburgers. This site, the Cheesepaper, will be dedicated to the same kind of weird shit we were dedicated to at the magazine. We will also start publishing an eBook version of the magazine.

Soon, the first three issues will be up on this site... warts and all. The fourth issue is forthcoming.

This site will have many of our columns and comics regularly. The Beggars & Cheeseburgers magazine will be developed separately.

Also, look to the top right. There's a Twitter feed connected to Marvin Fruchter's While I Shit: Thoughts on the Pot. Marvin Fruchter will update us every time he shits. 

Keep on cheesin'.

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