02 Released Online

Method Press presents Issue 02: A Funny Story! This gorgeous 80-page read is jam-packed with art, intellect, and humor. The newest issue of MP features exclusive interviews with artists Sophie Blackall and Frankie Norstad, a comic or two, Marty's hand-written guide to writing a funny story, and plenty of photographs from the Female Photographers of Etsy. Issue 02 is the perfect companion to stretch out the last of the lazy summer days. Curl up with your hammock or mojito (or, heck, why not both?) and get inspired, low-fi style.

Now you can also read Issue 02 online through Issuu!

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I'm a fan of the funny story. I'm not a total riot; I'm not the funniest person that you'll ever meet but once in awhile people are kind enough to call the sarcasm that I find a home in "wit" and my strange way of viewing life as "hilarious".

I am a fan of the funnies. Or the funny papers. Or the comics. Mostly the first two endearing titles. I have some in my purse tucked away in preparation for combat against a very dull moment. I believe they are the best part of the newspaper. Not only are they in color-but they come with jokes. What could be better?

My favorite comic is probably garfield minus garfield. I adore it. I laugh out loud all over it.

Growing up, my family was big on funny. It was get funny or get out. Laughing at yourself seemed key. Still does.

I guess that's my favorite part about the funny story. The power it gives. Not everyone finds the same things laughable, but when you decide to laugh at an event-you are in essence choosing what is funny and what is not. What can be trivial and what can not be. It could be the most powerful thing you do all day.

Coming home from what I felt was a hard day's work as a 16 year old bus girl in Alaska, I would complain to my mom as soon as I entered the door, but I realized as the words were coming out-that they didn't sound as depressing and dark as my day felt, they sounded ironic, uncanny, and undeniably...funny.

What was going on? I had planned on a pity party and what I was getting was an audience. When I heard the words I was saying and considered them from another person's perspective, I realized how ridiculous everything became. It was the difference between winning & loosing. It didn't make it better, but it made it workable. Almost worth it. I fluctuate between believing that really good material makes really bad life experiences worth it, and that they don't. Right now I'm with the latter.

The power is not usually even the person telling the story but the person receiving the story. Through them our lives can become a little less serious.

I remember calling up my best friend at an unfortunate point in my then 19 -years- of- life. While most of my friends had told me how sorry they were to hear about my situation, she just-flat out, laughed. Loud and brash and long. Before long I was laughing too. She apologized. I said "no, that's awesome-that's the best I've felt all day. At least this is serving some purpose" and she asked "you do realize how pathetic this all sounds don't you?" and the thing was, I hadn't. I hadn't realized it at all till she said that. That's why she's my best friend.

Issue 02 is out. We hope you laugh your tie off, or at least get a few chuckles in. It's 80 pages jam packed with beautiful brilliance. If it's not on your wishlist, it will be.

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We're all hankering down to meet deadlines for our second issue. We're thinking and emailing and staying up late and revise, rinse, repeat. Hunting & gathering funny stories from across the world. Get excited. Get very excited because this issue is going to rock your socks off.

In the meantime, we're wondering what you're doing for the summer. Do tell us, will you?

Advertise with us

We're now accepting ads for our 2nd issue. We are only accepting 10 ads this time, so it is by a first come first serve basis. It is $30.00 per ad and it will be due by June 17th 12 PM EST. Please send to methodpress@gmail.com via paypal.

Your ad will be the same size as the ads featured in our first issue which you can view online here: www.issuu.com/methodpress/docs/methodpress01

We are also accepting 2 spots for a full page spread ad. This will be $40 and also go on a first come first serve basis.

Please note that you are only purchasing an ad, and not a copy of the magazine.

Please contact me if you have any questions at all; and tell your friends! We're also open to non-photography ads.

Thank you!

Next Theme: A Funny Story

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What's up. It's me again. I'm 6 months old now. I'm in that rebellious phase where I go and run and jump on the bed when mom tells me to go play in the yard. I'm milking my puppy status for all its worth.

Anyways, the theme for Method Press's second issue is out and it's a funny story.

We'll clue you all in later as to how we choose these themes each issue. It's pretty neat.

But now's the time--send in submissions [written] to methodpress@gmail.com and photo submissions to our flickr pool. We can't wait to look through what you create!

Keep in mind that written submissions can be themed or unthemed, and they don't have to necessarily be artistic either. If there is a funny story that shaped you from your day job, or some minute detail of your every day life-we'd love to hear it. We love to see things creatively represented, so surprise us!

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. You can look through the first issue of method press here, read our mission statement for inspiration here & see more pictures of me here.