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KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE is a new print and digital publication that connects adventurous souls, curious cooks, and enthusiastic eaters with talented writers, artists, cartoonists, and photographers who explore not only the how-to’s of cooking, but the why’s of eating. We’re at the trailhead of adventure, and would love to have you along every step of the way.

Kitchen Table Magazine issue #1 cover

The print magazine is:

  • 80 pp, saddle-stitched
  • 6.75" x 9.375"
  • Printed on a luxurious matte paper stock
  • A true coffee-table keepsake

Our digital edition will be available on your smartphone, tablet, and iPad. (probably not compatible with mom’s flip-phone.) Our plan is to publish three issues in 2019, then move to a quarterly schedule thereafter.

Back Our Kickstarter Campaign...

KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE is a new print and digital publication that connects adventurous souls, curious cooks, and enthusiastic eaters with talented writers, artists, cartoonists, and photographers who explore not only the how-to’s of cooking, but the why’s of eating. We’re at the trailhead of adventure, and would love to have you along every step of the way.
Kitchen Table Magazine issue #1 cover
KTM Cover by Kate Blairstone

The print magazine is:

  • 80 pp, saddle-stitched
  • 6.75" x 9.375"
  • Printed on a luxurious matte paper stock
  • A true coffee-table keepsake

Our digital edition will be available on your smartphone, tablet, and iPad. (Not compatible, however, with your mom’s Nokia flip-phone.) Our plan is to publish three issues in 2019, then move to a quarterly schedule thereafter.

Pistachio cake
Illustration by Alli Arnold
Brett Warnock
Publisher Brett Warnock and his son, Carter

Hi, I’m Brett Warnock, the founder and—with longtime friend and partner Chris Staros—former co-publisher of Top Shelf Productions, where together we released numerous award-winning graphic novels, including:

  • National hero and Congressman John Lewis' MARCH
  • Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's FROM HELL
  • Craig Thompson's timeless memoir, BLANKETS

After a four year absence, KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE marks my return to publishing, and combines my experience in visual arts and storytelling, with my passion for food, cooking, and a deep love of place. With the invaluable assistance of Josué Menjivar, Dave Adamshick, Erin Hampton, and Mario LoPriore, we’ve got the first issue in the can, and ready for the printer. 

About the magazine:

Smartly written and gorgeously designed, KITCHEN TABLE MAGAZINE is a feast for the eyes, with lush illustration, comics, and photography. Every issue tells personal stories about food, and explores: 

  • How we shop for groceries
  • Our favorite restaurants
  • The small farmers who grow our food, and why these things matter
Old Soul Farmers Kris and Alisha
Old Soul farmers Kris & Alisha

On Place...

What do you mean by place, Brett? In our increasingly fast-paced world, place makes a case for being present. Whether in the urban environment, seated in a cozy home kitchen, or exploring the natural world, a relationship with place:

  • Strengthens our ability to reflect and contemplate
  • Recharges our sense of wonder
  • Encourages empathy, community, and a sense of belonging

Kitchen Table Magazine will explore these ideas as well.

KTM Forest Bathing
Story & Photos by Nicola Anderson

Issue #1.

I’m super excited to use my Jedi Force Powers for good, calling on my skills as a publisher, editor, and art director to create a magazine that inspires, entertains, enlightens, and empowers readers. The first issue sports:

  • A stunning cover by Kate Blairstone
  • Killer art by Jim Mahfood, Dan Zettwoch, Erin Nations, James Kochalka, and Alli Arnold
  • Stories and recipes by Kathleen Bauer, Heather Arndt-Anderson, Shawna McKeown
  • A feature interview with James Beard-Award winning chef, Cory Schreiber of Wildwood, a foundational farm-to-table restaurant that brought attention to local, seasonal food in the Pacific Northwest
James Kochalka comics
James Kochalka - Waiting for Fame
Erin Nations magazine article on Donuts
Erin Nations - City of Donuts

Sample Layouts...

Banh of America
Story by Dave Adamshick | Illustration by Jonathan Hill
KTM Screen Test
Story by Brett Warnock | Art by Jim Mahfood
Kitchen Table Magazine article
Heather Arndt-Anderson & Kelly Block
Chalk Outlines
Story by Brett Warnock | Illustration by Nick Wulforst
Chalk drawings
Illustration by Nick Wulforst

Join us on our journey.

We need your help. Your backing will directly support the community of kick-ass creators we’ve commissioned for the first issue, and help cover the costs for printing, shipping, and distribution. Packing & shipping is expensive and time-consuming, so we won’t make promises we can’t keep, and plan to have the print mag and fine-art prints drop on your doorstep in February. Digital editions we’ll be able to have in your hands in January. 

Give & Share:

Send a Holiday Gift Subscription to your foodie friends or comic book fans. Backers who are buying Holiday Gift subscriptions: The first issue won’t be in print until January, but recipients of gift subscriptions will receive a postcard in the mail delivered to them before Christmas, letting them know of the their subscription.

WE HAVE LOTS OF GROOVY REWARDS, but most importantly, we’d love for you to SUBSCRIBE. Your 4-issue subscription is the most effective way to back our campaign. 

Screen Test artist print by Jim Mahfood
"Screen Test" Print by Jim Mahfood
  • Embroidered Patch
  • Kitchen Table #1 + Digital Edition
  • 4-Issue Digital Subscription
  • 4-Issue Print Subscription
  • 4-Issue Print & Digital Subscription Combo
  • Kitchen Table: Edible Across the Globe
  • Retailer Discount Package
  • 4-Issue Subscription & Jim Mahfood Art Print
Anthony Bourdain velvet painting by Juanita
Anthony Bourdain Velvet Painting by Juanita
  • Laurelhurst Theater & Pub Package
  • 5-Piece Set of Prints by Publisher Brett Warnock
  • Taqueria Nueve Family Style Dinner

  • Catered Smoked Ribs BBQ
  • Catered Beer-Sausage & Pierogi Dinner
  • Anthony Bourdain Velvet Painting
  • Business Sponsorship

ramen bowl
The Kitchen Table Magazine Logo
How to pick crabs
Illustration by Jackie Maloney
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Contact:

Editor & Publisher:

[email protected]

Digital Media:

[email protected]
How to pick crabs
kitchen table magazine favicon

Contact:

Editor & Publisher:

[email protected]

Digital Media:

[email protected]