Hey Poptropicans, the butter is back!😀
As you may recall from our last POPCORN announcement, our PHB magazines are now being published seasonally. The spring 2016 issue, #30 of our Poptropica fan magazine, is now ready for viewing. Check out the spring 2016 issue now! (Or download it to read offline!)
These issues are still available as downloadable PDFs, but you may notice a few small stylistic changes – most notably, the Featured Poptropican on the cover! In the past, I’ve just used my (Slanted Fish’s) Poptropican, but that’s boring after a while. This season’s issue features Cobalt Spinner, our newest PHB author and longtime Poptropican (you can read his story here). A couple of selected artworks in this issue are of his character’s impeccable design.
Henceforth, like many magazines, each new cover will feature a different Poptropican from the community! They will be selected by me, the editor of this magazine, on the grounds that this Poptropican has had a significant role in the community, preferably with some connection to the issue of the magazine they are featured on. Please understand that there are many wonderful individuals out there, far more than there are issues of The POPCORN, so don’t take it personally if you aren’t featured on the cover. You can have your chance to be featured within the magazine by submitting stories, art, and more to our subreddit and DeviantArt!
Which brings us to another point of change: in the past, we have pretty much admitted any work that was sent to us into the magazine. Sometimes, however, this would make the magazines rather long, and the quality of work varied. In order to be more consistent with length and quality, we are now limiting the amount of work that makes the final cut. Again, please don’t take it too hard if your work isn’t chosen – with our subreddit and DeviantArt sharing platforms, it is easier than ever to have your work publicized, even if it doesn’t make it into the magazine.
There’s another new section as well: Fansite Spotlight! We’ll be using The POPCORN to highlight notable works that other Poptropicans in this community are doing, to help them reach a wider audience for all the good work they’re up to. This spotlight isn’t necessarily limited to fansites, and may include other projects as well. You’ll have to peek into this issue to see where the first spotlight shines!