Comedy blog The Apiary publishes a letter from editor Jay Pinkerton that reveals that the CRACKED revival is folding as a magazine — it continues as a website however. There’s a joke to be made here somewhere, but we’ll leave it to others to find. You’ll recall that CRACKED was once a serious competitor to MAD magazine in the satirical cartoon category, but was relaunched, after some hiccups, as a more general magazine covering the comedy biz.Print ain’t easy, brother.
Hi, everybody. I have some bad news. Some of you already know this. Some of you probably already suspect. Others might have had no idea that anything was amiss. But the deal is: Cracked Magazine is gone as of Issue #3.
Cracked the company, I should point out, is still alive and well. We’re currently all working exclusively on book projects and our website at Cracked.com right now, which pays for submissions so there will still be freelance opportunities for you in the future. But unfortunately,
distribution issues and the publishing industry as a whole made publishing a bi-monthly comedy magazine unviable. Will we revisit it in the future? Ya never know. But for now, no more Cracked magazine.
I also want to thank you for your hard work in making the three issues that did see print. As I mentioned, distribution challenges made it increasingly difficult to get the magazine into readers’ hands. However, those readers who did buy the issue were consistently blown away by the caliber of humor they found. I’m very proud to have worked with all of you. I thought you delivered hilarious, smart work, and it’s sad to have to email you this sort of news.
Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions. Please also email me with any updated address information if you’ve moved recently, so your check will arrive at the right place. And don’t forget about freelance opportunities available through Cracked book projects and Cracked.com. If you’re still producing comedy, we’d still love to look at it.