The Funny Paper is packed with practical articles on magic, clowning, puppetry, balloons, face painting and other variety arts. In addition to great routines, sound advice, and creative ideas on performing, you'll find excellent articles on the business side of being a kid-show and family entertainer. Established and edited by Chris Van Krieken for the past five years, The Funny Paper has recently changed hands and is being produced by Samuel Patrick Smith. The first SPS edition is this issue. The SPS team has put in literally hundreds of hours getting this transition issue ready for you, and it shows in the extensive resources held within.