Illustration by Thomas Mackenzie — 1920
It's a new year, a new era for me. Things are starting to fall into place.
The Pictorial Arts Journal is preparing to rise again.
But it needs your support. For it to blossom fully, I need to know that there is enough of a viewership out there in the cyber universe to make it worthwhile. And, I'm thinking that it might well end up being monetized — subscription based (affordably priced), quality advertising, or some such effort. The art would be beautifully designed to its pages (in full resolution), with articles written by entertaining and knowledgable enthusiasts of the very best of illustration, then and now—showcasing classic masters and the brightest talent of today.
Are you interested? Would you pay a little something to subscribe? Would you talk it up to get other enthusiasts involved? Would you be willing to contribute your time or talents to make the editorial content even better, whether paid or pro bono?
I want this to be the most beautiful online e-zine that exists, but in order to do so, I need to dedicate most of my time to make it so, and therefore I need to make it financially worthwhile enough to drop some of my on-going project work that uses up all my time.
I'm open to suggestions, brain-storming, collaboration, criticism, kicks-in-the-pants, any and all commentary.
Please respond. I need to hear from a LOT of you enthusiasts of the pictorial arts!