Michael Magazine

is creating a magazine of commentary, discussion and cool photos

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Have you ever wondered: "how can I make a difference in society? And maybe make a living at it at the same time?"

I am a graphic designer based in the Phoenix area. In late 2015, I set out to create a magazine, distributed exclusively online as a downloadable PDF file. I wanted to combine my skills as both a graphic designer and a writer to make an impact on the public conversation. So far, I've put out three issues. I've touched on my personal journeys in life, using the desert of Tucson, Arizona, as a backdrop. I've touched on race relations and the need for all Americans to learn to see one another as family.

Go to http://micmac99.wixsite.com/michaelmagazine, where you can download those issues and read them.

Michael Magazine is a general interest magazine which seeks to offer a decidedly thoughtful, positive and eclectic mix of reporting, opinion and commentary on travel, science, technology, society, politics, the economy, popular culture and the arts, illustrated by world-class photography, along with humor, fiction and poetry. The general editorial tone is similar to publications such as Harper's, the Nation and the Atlantic, with (I hope) photography approaching National Geographic and Arizona Highways.

I am already a patron here on Patreon (supporting Scott Santens, the proponent of basic income who is developing quite a nice following and international reputation) so I'm already somewhat familiar with how Patreon works.

My reason for becoming a creator on Patreon? It would be nice to have a little bit of funding (besides advertising) to 1) pay contributors (writers, photographers) and 2) go out in the field myself and write and create stories to run in the magazine. I'm not expecting much, but every little bit of support greatly helps and is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking a look at Michael Magazine and thanks for considering a contribution!

Tiers
Friendly supporter
$1 or more per month
One thousand friendly supporters would make it possible for me to be the editor and publisher of Michael Magazine on a full-time basis.
Trusted Helper
$5 or more per month
  • Acknowledgement by name in Michael Magazine
Contributor
$25 or more per month
  • Free full-page ad for your business or organization (must meet ad guidelines) ($100 value)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Master Contributor
$50 or more per month
  • Significant input on editorial direction of a future article or an entire issue (must be in alignment with overall editorial goals)
  • Plus all previous rewards including free full-page ad
Goals
$0 of $250 per month
When I reach $250 a month, I will publish the names of all Patreon contributors (upon their consent) in each issue.
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Have you ever wondered: "how can I make a difference in society? And maybe make a living at it at the same time?"

I am a graphic designer based in the Phoenix area. In late 2015, I set out to create a magazine, distributed exclusively online as a downloadable PDF file. I wanted to combine my skills as both a graphic designer and a writer to make an impact on the public conversation. So far, I've put out three issues. I've touched on my personal journeys in life, using the desert of Tucson, Arizona, as a backdrop. I've touched on race relations and the need for all Americans to learn to see one another as family.

Go to http://micmac99.wixsite.com/michaelmagazine, where you can download those issues and read them.

Michael Magazine is a general interest magazine which seeks to offer a decidedly thoughtful, positive and eclectic mix of reporting, opinion and commentary on travel, science, technology, society, politics, the economy, popular culture and the arts, illustrated by world-class photography, along with humor, fiction and poetry. The general editorial tone is similar to publications such as Harper's, the Nation and the Atlantic, with (I hope) photography approaching National Geographic and Arizona Highways.

I am already a patron here on Patreon (supporting Scott Santens, the proponent of basic income who is developing quite a nice following and international reputation) so I'm already somewhat familiar with how Patreon works.

My reason for becoming a creator on Patreon? It would be nice to have a little bit of funding (besides advertising) to 1) pay contributors (writers, photographers) and 2) go out in the field myself and write and create stories to run in the magazine. I'm not expecting much, but every little bit of support greatly helps and is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking a look at Michael Magazine and thanks for considering a contribution!

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Tiers
Friendly supporter
$1 or more per month
One thousand friendly supporters would make it possible for me to be the editor and publisher of Michael Magazine on a full-time basis.
Trusted Helper
$5 or more per month
  • Acknowledgement by name in Michael Magazine
Contributor
$25 or more per month
  • Free full-page ad for your business or organization (must meet ad guidelines) ($100 value)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Master Contributor
$50 or more per month
  • Significant input on editorial direction of a future article or an entire issue (must be in alignment with overall editorial goals)
  • Plus all previous rewards including free full-page ad