Hey again, folks! Iron Circus Comics’ latest anthology project, featuring small animals on BIG adventures, has less than three days remaining on Kickstarter and about $6,000 left to go until its creators’ next pay raise!
Part of the reason ICC pre-orders so many of its projects on Kickstarter is it allows us to improve artist pay. And if (when???) we hit $40,000, our creators will be on the receiving end of a $20 page rate increase.
Hello friends and mutuals, our Kickstater has finally launched! All the comics have been created and now all we need is your support. We have 19 days to make this awesome collection of comics get published. Please contribute and share if you can.
So what happens when a group of the Pacific Northest College of Art’s finest cartoonists dive into the unknown? Whether it’s navigating the dating world, learning to be your own person in the shadow of those that have come before you, or the unfolding of a new romance, Unversed is a collection of stories that navigate unfamiliar situations and explore the growth that comes from not knowing.
Unversed is a 150 page, 2 color, softcover comics anthology of stories from 11 emerging cartoonists that navigate unfamiliar situations and explore the growth that comes from not knowing. We recommend this book for mature readers!
We have spent the past four months creating all the art for the book and the only step left is to get it printed. Once we reach our funding goal we are ready to send the file to the printer!
At the $5 level you can get a digital PDF of the book.
If you back our project at the $20 level you will get one printed copy of Unversed and a digital PDF as well!
For $30 you will get the printed book, a PDF, 5 printed postcards of alternate cover designs, and a spot on our Thank You page in the back of the book!
If you want a copy for yourself and a friend you can back us at $35 and get 2 printed books, a PDF, one random postcard and one random sticker from our artists.
To back us a little more, for $50 you get a printed book, the full set of 11 postcards, 11 exclusive stickers, one from each artists, and a Thank You mention in the back of the book!
For $100 you get the printed book, a PDF, 5 random postcards, 5 random stickers, and a one-of-a-kind hand drawn sketch card from one of the artists in the book!
To get an original page of art from the book, back us at the $200 level. You can choose from either Conor Macbride’s or Maria Frantz’s original pages. This is limited to only 4 slots so act fast!
You’re helping make a great project happen and that’s awesome! We appreciate your support in joining us in bringing this anthology to life.
Risks and challenges
Since we have all of our work for the book completed, the only foreseeable challenge we may encounter are possible printer delays.
“i wish i had had this book when i developed my first crush on another girl in middle school—darshana suresh crushes heteronormative standards with Fleur, but in the tenderest way possible. a gorgeous combination of the elements of nature & the human body, suresh has written an innovative chapbook filled with vulnerable anthems specifically for girls who like girls. with lines such as “saying the words ‘i like her,’ was like saving the / library of alexandria,” and “you are a language even / the gods cannot speak,” suresh is calling love down from its place in the sky to let it know that her heart is here to stay. so buy this book: give it to a kid who may truly need it. that kid might be yourself." -lydia havens, author of girls invent gods & Survive Like the Water
“These poems tell the story of a survivor; a sometimes reluctant, but mostly victorious, survivor. It isn’t often that you find an author who is so unapologetic, so fiercely determined to overcome, but you find that with Lydia Havens. Their voice is a force to be reckoned with, and one that truly stands out among the rest. Reading this collection of poetry was being undone and then remade in one continuous loop.This book is a triumph, is walking out of the water, blessed and broken and clean.”