Funfare, the magazine and Funfare the vacationJuly 14, 2009
My friend Gareb Shamus, of Wizard magazine fame, just launched a new magazine for parents and their kids called Funfare. In typical Shamus style the magazine is poly bagged with one of president Obama’s collector’s cards. I asked Gareb why would he publish a new magazine at a time others are folding them. His answer, “With FunFare, we’ve created a new media brand targeted at parents and children (under 14) whose primary focus is toys, games and anything fun. This is the perfect time to launch as families are looking for ways to spend more time together, make the right purchasing decisions and just have fun.“
Perfect time indeed. Gareb is no stranger to fun himself. Check out his letter from the editor written and designed in cartoon form. A job well done and a much needed magazine for parents of children under 14. (I am talking here first hand, a grandparent of a child under 2)!
Talking about Funfare, this week my family and I are having our funfare in the Sunshine State of Florida. I promised them to limit the number of my blogs and e mails. So please bare with me if my blogs and e mails to you are not as frequent as they usually are.