Please help support Mikhaela cartoons!
The Boiling Point needs YOU!
It's time again for my semi-annual reminder: if you enjoy my cartoons, please help ensure they continue running! I do this cartoon in whatever free time I can find in addition my full-time job, and I don't make any money off of this website right now. I only make money when newspaper editors find out about my work and choose to run it in PRINT. Right now my cartoon runs in only a handful of papers and on a few web sites, so trust me, the continued existence of the Boiling Point depends on you.
- There are a few ways you can help:
- Let my existing papers know you care! People usually send in letters to complain; letters of praise are rare. Newspaper editors REALLY pay attention to these things--since so few people write, one letter is considered to represent the viewpoint of thousands of readers. Space is at a premium in all publications (especially in print, where every inch of content is an inch not paid for by advertisers), so if you appreciate an article, column, or, say, CARTOON, it's important to let the editors know, whether or not your letter actually gets published.
So if you read my work in the Boston Phoenix (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bay Windows (email@example.com), the Rochester Insider (contacts here), Detroit's Metro Times, the Minnesota Women's Press (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms. (letterstotheeditor @msmagazine.com), or In These Times online (link here)? If any of my recent work that you saw in there _really_ floated your boat or made you laugh or cry, instead of just telling me, please drop them a note to say so? Those links I just provided are to the "letters to the editor" emails or forms, by the way.
Trust me, it really matters, especially for an obscure cartoonist like me with so few clients.
- Let other papers know you care! Write to your favorite local alt-weekly editor, and tell them about my stuff. (Be sure to include a link to my cartooon website or better yet, to one of your favorite cartoons).
- Link to my cartoons and blog in your blog. Blog traffic means there's a bigger chance that my cartoons will get noticed by edtiors.
- Buy books! And stuff!
(Thanks to Matt, whose own plea reminded me to do this again).