Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Drop Target Issue 5 is available for ordering!

Two big boxes full of Drop Target #5 arrived in the mail from Vermont today, so they are finally available for ordering!  Jon did a great job printing them, and now it is my task to mail them out to everyone.  I'm ready to take your orders now!  Below is a breakdown of what you'll find in this issue:

DROP TARGET #5 - The Community Issue
64 pages! - 5.5" x 8.5" - B&W printing
First Printing: 8.5" x 14" full-color centerfold, screenprinted cover

- 6TH ANNUAL PACIFIC PINBALL EXPOSITION: A written account (with illustrations) of Alec's first trip to a pinball expo.
- PINHALLS: Reciprocal Skateboards - New York, NY
- OBSERVATIONS ON A COMPETITION: A comic about Jon's first trip to a pinball competition: Pinferno 2012!
- THE REPLAY REVIEW: Addams Family (Bally, 1992)
- VIDEO MODE: Pinball Archive Videos
- SPECIAL WHEN LITERATURE: Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami
- DREAM MACHINES: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by Alec Longstreth, Groo the Wanderer by Ryan Claytor, Inspector Gadget by Jon Chad
- TILT TALK: Interview with PAPA director Mark Steinman
- MY DAY WITH THE CRAZY FLIPPER FINGERS: a comic by Alec Longstreth!
- BANG BACKS: www.pinballmap.com & App

If you would rather pick up a copy of Drop Target #5 in person, you will have two opportunities to do so this month:  1) Our amazing center spread artist Ryan Claytor will be at the Small Press and Comics Expo this weekend (April 13th and 14th) in Columbus, Ohio.  2) I will be at the Stumptown Comics Festival on April 27th and 28th in Portland, Oregon.  I will have all five issues of Drop Target available, so swing on by!

Also, a heads up for those of you who are collector-types...  There are only about 25 copies left of the first printing of Drop Target #2 (with the full-color center spread and a screenprinted cover on colored paper).  After those are gone, they're gone!  We will then make a second printing, similar to the second printing of DTZ #1 with a grayscale center spread and a black and white cover, with a $4 cover price.  You have been forewarned!

Okay, well, we know this issue took a long time to make, but we really think it is going to be worth the wait.  At 64 pages, it is our longest issue yet!


  1. Just lucked into finding DTZ #5 at S.P.A.C.E. this afternoon (I had seen your toons on Stern's FB feed, but didn't realize you did a print zine). I *love* the Dream Machines section!!!!!!!!!

  2. Cool, glad to hear you found it at SPACE, Jack!