Junior 2: The Final Hurdle

Dear friends, 

Both myself and Ellius are plagued by two desires that we are simply unable to fulfil. The first is the desire to express our gratitude for the unbelievable level of support that we have gotten thus far. It's times like this that remind us how incredibly lucky we are to have been blessed with such dedicated friends and such supportive families. If I look back to where I was this time last year, or even more extreme again, this time two years ago, before all the Junior madness, I would struggle to believe that all of this had actually happened. The amount of interest, encouragement, and love we have received from all of you who have been following our demented project has snowballed into a debt that we can never hope to repay.  To those who have bought, read, liked, retweeted, recommended, and backed our venture, we give the heartiest of thanks and we promise to do our very best by you. It is, after all, all for you. To those that covered me in milk and to those that filmed it, you guys are alright too.

Our first round of printed proofs and the first point at which everything seemed to become real.

Our first round of printed proofs and the first point at which everything seemed to become real.

The second desire that will remain forever unfulfilled is that to apologise to each and every single one of you for subjecting you to countless social media posts which subtly and not so subtly begged you to put your hard earned cash into our little venture. We know its tiring and, at this point, probably annoying, but we are at the last hurdle and we just cannot stop. We are simply too invested. This project, and the promotion of these fucking amazing artists means too much us.

To be clear, the magazine will be funded one way or another. We will not be disingenuous and pretend otherwise. We will see you on the 25th, we will share a drink and we will have a beautiful piece of printed material to show to you. However, what is absolutely certain is that we need as much help as we can get. Yes, we can force this magazine into existence but we cannot make it viable. We need the support of you guys, those who value Irish creativity: our patrons, our audience. It is only through engaging with you that any of this has any meaning.

Our creative director, Joshua Fanning, in the middle of last night's production hell.

Our creative director, Joshua Fanning, in the middle of last night's production hell.

So with that being said, I am creating one last thing to apologise for, one last clawing sentimental appeal to your emotional sides. If you haven't done so already, please please please donate to our Kickstarter. Even a ten euro donation, less than two drinks in most places, will make a difference to our efforts. And with your donation you will be guaranteeing yourself a copy of a beautifully crafted piece of printed material. Junior 2 contains some truly breathtaking photography along with inspired pieces of writing from some of Ireland's most promising literary talents. So, for the last time, please give us a hand. We promise that you won't regret your investment.

Eternally grateful,

The Junior Boys

 
Por favor

Por favor

 
FeatureEllius Grace