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This is just a tribute [Jun. 9th, 2009|11:57 am]
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Some of you may not have heard the sad news that Nickelodeon Magazine will be ending this fall. This blog will continue as a tribute to its legacy and all the talented editors, designers, writers, artists, photographers, administrators, assistants, interns, production folks, who helped along the way. Please always keep a place for the magazine in your hearts and memories!

Here is a sampling of reactions on the Internet:



http://www.gocomics.com/thedoozies/2009/06/05/




http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/nickelodeon_magazine_closure_notes/

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2009/06/04/nickelodeon-magazine-folds/

"The loss of the magazine comes as a blow to the comics community — in addition to developing such popular comics properties as SpongeBob and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Duffy and Roman hired the cream of the crop of indie cartoonists, from Sam Henderson and Johnny Ryan to Laura Park and Jason Lutes. It was one of the few places where cartoonists of this ilk could get paid decent rates for their work, which makes it all the sadder. In addition, they published stand-alone comics collections and sponsored the first Kids Comics Awards.

While this leaves an obvious gap for kids comics, it leave a gap for comics in magazines in general — once a key way for cartoonists to make money and gain exposure, the implosion of the magazine market has taken this avenue with it."

http://www.tcj.com/messboard/viewtopic.php?p=98791&sid=5c0cb0d9cd297a18bc0ed484c481bb9d

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2009/06/viacom-shuts-down-nickelodeon-magazine/

http://www.avclub.com/articles/friday-buzzkills-seeking-not-to-know-the-answers-b,28881/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=feeds&utm_source=avclub_rss_daily

"In Los Angeles, of course, there is no such thing as childhood anymore (well… maybe for the poors), so it should come as no surprise that Nickelodeon Magazine folded this week: Today’s kids know that life is one big paper chase, which leaves little time to @&*# around with children’s games."


...more quotes to come in a follow up post.
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From: hannahclover
2009-06-09 04:19 pm (UTC)

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This was heartbreaking news for me to hear. Like it was said before, it feels as if a huge part of my childhood is dying along with the magazine. I send my best regards to anyone and everyone ever involved in this gem of a publication.
I'm glad to hear that you'll be keeping this blog going, though
[User Picture]From: nickmag_comics
2009-06-09 04:35 pm (UTC)

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Thanks Hannah! It's always great to hear that the magazine had a positive effect and inspired great artists like yourself! :D
[User Picture]From: smashbros
2009-06-09 05:32 pm (UTC)

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This is truly saddening.

What angers me more is the fact that there was no direct notice made to all the employees; that many had to hear through online sources about the status of their job. What's so hard about open communication?

... Sigh. The LEAST I can do is purchase the final issue, of course.
[User Picture]From: beechan2
2009-06-09 08:33 pm (UTC)

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That really does stink! I used to love reading the magazine as a kid ( I STILL remember the Wayne and Garth issue! ), and have recently started picking back up on it again in the past 2 years because of an awesome fellow artist I watch on DA who did artwork for the big Avatar issue, and a friend of mine here on LJ who wrote some stories for the Spongebob comics.

It's sad to hear that Nickelodeon Magazine is going the way of the dodo bird. I mean, with as many subscribers as was mentioned in that video, why cancel it? Then again, I did hear the news from a friend of mine about the actual Nick studios closing some time ago, which REALLY upset me. ;~;

~~Bee
From: (Anonymous)
2009-11-19 08:28 pm (UTC)

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IM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sad that Nick Magazine is ending
I have been subscribed for the past three and a half years
ITS NOT FAIR!
I mean I HAD been noticing they had been getting kind of..... umm.... it hasn't been as high quality as it once was. I mean two years ago, they were like 72 pgs the past year they were 32-39 pgs
Of course, I still loved every page of them
When it came in the mail, the first thing I did was plop down on my bed and read it. Cover to Cover.
I JUST LOVE THEM!!!!
A couple months ago me and my friend were going to enter in a contest. The results came in the last issue. We never did it. One of my dreams as a little kid was to win one of those contests. I'll never will be able to now...... I... I... I feel like part of me is gone now... I love NIck Mag. I love the comics, the stories, the weird and funky facts. Everything. I'm so glad I saved every one of them in a box up in my room.
-Mackenzie U. 12 years old, and a subscriber(well I WAS a subcriber) to Nick Magazine
From: (Anonymous)
2010-01-15 01:14 am (UTC)

Nick mag :(

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I am very saddened that the magazine has ceased publishing. I have read Nick for years. I must admit I am decades older than the average reader was but still enjoyed it. It was always full of comics and pop culture. It upsets me that future Nick watchers will never get to experience it.
From: (Anonymous)
2010-10-18 09:10 pm (UTC)

WHHHHYYY?!!

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Nick mag was the best magazine ever! i miss it sooo much. i have kept ever single issue that i had ever gotten since i was in about 2nd grade, but its nice to read a new magazine once in a while. Plus, i can't find the last issue in stores =( so i don't know what to do anymore! =( =( =(