Help comic creators get experimental as the Sliced Quarterly comic anthology is running a crowdfunding campaign to print its first trade paperback collection...
Sliced Quarterly is described by editor Ken Reynolds as "a playground for creators to experiment with the comic book narrative and showcase simple, authentic, literary stories told in extraordinary ways, testing the traditional norms of the medium, and in so doing, elevating how they connect and communicate with the reader."
Each issue highlights the best and the brightest of cutting edge sequential narrative art in its ability to be insightful, emotive and provocative (see Steve's review of ISSUE #5) and the Sliced Quarterly Kickstarter campaign is now live, with the money raised being used to fund a first print run of collected issues. Volume #1 will collect issues #1-4 of the experimental comic anthology that have been published for the last year online as well as adding never-before-seen bonus material and comics not currently available in the website editions.
The campaign is looking to raise £1,800 by Wednesday 22nd February but, as always with Kickstarter, if they don't reach their goal in time, they don't get any of the money already pledged. So, what do you get in return for your money?
As well as being able to PRE-ORDER the book itself, either in digital or paperback format, perks for pledging include signed and sketched limited edition bookplates, art commissions and poetry as well as the chance to pick up "mega-bundles" of loads of digital comic issues given by indie creators to support the campaign. Comic creators can also pledge towards the campaign and get their own comic lettered by Ken in a deal that works out as a massive reduction on his normal lettering rate (and you get most of the other perks thrown in too!)
All five current digital issues can be read and downloaded for free on their website at www.slicedquarterly.co.uk so you can try a sample of what's on offer before you decide to pledge and you can support the Kickstarter campaign direct HERE.
Images - Sliced Quarterly