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    01.08.2009 / Miscellaneous

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    I’m taking a day to decompress after an exhausting week finishing the mag. Although I’m pleased with the final product, I’d love to hear YOUR feedback. After all, it’s for your eyes only!

    Feel free to comment below— any likes/dislikes, specifically? For those of you who didn’t download the mag, what held you back? As always, this is your forum! Comment away, or feel free to email me with your thoughts.

    Thanks for a lovely release. Truly.

    • Hi Dorna!

      GREAT comment. I’m learning SO much about all of this!
      Again, you’re very right. I should have included a disclaimer that the fur was indeed fake and Mankind Mag [in no way!] supports animal cruelty.

      I absolutely understand your point of view and I thank you for your honesty!

    • Thank you so so much all– this is such great feedback!

    • Hi Plusme—

      I’m so sorry to hear your disappointment. I wish I could continue to offer the mag for free, but I have to follow my instinct.

      What I can do is extend the sneak peek to include at least one full article and a few more pages. That way you’ll get a small dose of the real thing?

      Hope this helps in some way— and thank you so much for your comment. :)

    • deborah

      Hi Erin,

      I just bought the issue, so I haven’t had a chance to read it.

      I’d like to echo the other comments that the teaser wasn’t quite teasing enough. Nuff said.

      Also, the cover made me hesitate (only slightly). The fur coupled with the model’s head shot made me think of any, everyday fashion magazine rather then the unique art/design/photography that this blog showcases.

      I bought the issue on the grounds of your blog’s reputation. But, I believe in Mankind’s mission and I want to support its growth.

      The $1.99 is a non-issue; however, in the future, I’d love to purchase a subscription. I have short-attention internet span (how can a Beyonce search lead to a history lesson on stool pigeons?!?). Trying to remember my Paypal account, logging in, all that stuff is just a slight inconvenience.

      PS. I can’t wait to read about the 12 shiny new artists.

      <3, Deb

    • deborah

      Got it and devoured it.
      My favorite: Shine On, and the interview with Kate Moross!

      More Interviews, please! I love to learn about other artists’ creative processes!

      Oh, and the Pause. Take a break? Genius.

    • hi! this is erin— i’m having trouble logging in under my name!

      thank you SO much for your honest thoughts, deborah— and you are RIGHT on with a lot of them.

      the reason for the “fashiony” cover is simply b/c i wanted to showcase my readers— all “models” are readers of mankind mag, and i really liked the idea of showcasing those that have been so supportive!

      and a subscription is a FANTASTIC idea— i’m working on that for the next issue, so yes– you’ll hear about that very soon!
      e.

    • Hey Erin, I just bought the issue, can’t wait to receive it in my inbox. It looks brilliant and I’m glad to hear that the fur on the cover is faux! I enjoyed your other mags, found them very inspiring in my own work so I can’t wait to read this one.

      Thanks for your hard work!
      Ana

    • dorna

      well, that’s good to know the fur is fake. thank you.
      and now, i shall buy it!

    • ha— you are a dear. thank you for your support, and for your honest comment!

    • jrobin276

      Hmmm…
      The $1.99 isn’t a problem, artists SHOULD charge for their work (and many artists have trouble doing so). I happily would have paid it for the older version too.

      PayPal can be a hassle (I can never figure out weather I’m signing on to my american, credit-card linked account, or my aussie one linked to my bank account…) so I vote for offering subscriptions!!!

      I haven’t bought it because what was cute, quirky, and had some interesting ideas (e.g. loved the consumption issue!) now looks sleek and slick… like every other “cool” but shallow magazine on the racks. What looked handmade now looks “produced” – and I am tired of mass production and miss the “human” element.

      I admit I’m curious now after reading some of the glowing reviews =) and will probably get it in the next few days.

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