A comic book zine that explores the possibilities within a neighborhood through the eyes & imaginations of a group of inspiring kids!
Milepost 33 is a comic
zine about a group of inspiring kids; their neighborhood; and the
projects that the kids envision & carry out with the support of
some great adults. Filled with discovery, exploration, and
experimentation, the zine winds through overgrown streams on a
homemade raft in search of whirligig beetles, through the world of
make-believe, straight into a neighborhood and its possibilities.
Milepost 33 challenges conventional thought in just the right way- by questioning the limitations which hold us back while illustrating potentials which are often invisible to us yet are at our fingertips.
The story is told through a mix of pen & ink illustration and what I will call "photograph panel puppetry" the use of photographed puppets to create comic book style puppetry which jumps from the pages of the zine.
Told in a bilingual English/Spanish format, this comic zine reaches many audiences while tapping into a wide range of positive potentials.
Funding: Will you be one of my 100?
My funding goal is $1500. Essentially, I am looking for 100 backers willing to pledge $15 each. With that level of support I will be able to focus the next two months of my life on creating and publishing the comic book, while knowing that my basic expenses (rent and food) are taken care of. Anything above the $1500 funding goal will allow for more copies of the comic book to be printed up and distributed, increasing the reach and impact of this inspirational neighborhood organizing tool.
I am a member of the Independent Publishing Resource Center, the IPRC, here in Portland, Oregon. When the comic book is ready, I will be able to physically create it myself, drastically reducing the cost of publishing, while achieving a quality final product.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,500 goal
seconds to go
Sep 3, 2011 - Oct 6, 2011 (33 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Sincere thanks for your participation in creating a community-based funding source that makes this project possible!!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $15 or more
This is the backing level that is going to make this project happen! Support at this level and you will get a copy of the Milepost 33 comic book zine!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $20 or more
Feel like you could afford to support the project with a little more? Back the project with a $20 pledge and you will get a copy of the comic book zine while helping to offset some of the costs of shipping and/or distribution.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $25 or more
Really excited about this project? A $25 pledge will, of course, get you your very own copy of the Milepost 33 comic book zine, it will also mean a donation of the comic book to the school or public library of your choice in your name.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
For those of you solidly behind the project and in a position to support at the $50 level, you will get either two copies of the comic book zine (one for you and one for a friend) or a copy for you and a donation of the comic book to the location of your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $75 or more
For those of you solidly behind the project and in a position to support at the $75 level, you will get either three copies of the comic book zine (one for you and two to share with friends) or a copy for you and two donations of the comic book to the locations of your choice, or some combination of the above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
You like the project and can support at the $100 level? Wonderful! I would like to offer you 5 copies of the comic book zine. You decide how many to keep, how many to donate, or who you would like a gift copy sent to.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $150 or more
Your generous donation will help make this project possible! You will receive 7 copies of the comic book zine in any combination of sent to you, gifts for others and donated to the place of your choice... that you wish.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $200 or more
You are a true believer! A mover and shaker! A community based artist's dream come true! You will receive 10 copies of the comic book zine, which can be any combination of gifts, donations, or personal materials... along with the knowledge that you are really helping this project get off the ground!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011