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A full color, 208 page anthology of all-new illustrations, comics and stories focused on reimagined myths, legends, and folklore.
A full colour anthology filled with all-new illustrations, comics, and short stories that explore reimagined mythology.
A full colour anthology filled with all-new illustrations, comics, and short stories that explore reimagined mythology.
579 backers pledged CA$ 31,419 to help bring this project to life.

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WANDERLUST, A Mythology Anthology

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For a long time, we have been enthusiastic lovers of myth and legend, so when we first decided we wanted of creating an anthology, mythology sounded like the perfect topic to focus on. We both lamented the fact that in our Western world, mythology has so often been told from a Eurocentric, masculine perspective. That's why our vision was to bring more diverse voices and stories to light. WANDERLUST was created for the lover of mythology who wishes to broaden their horizons and delve into unique stories that differ from common Greco-Roman myths that are often shown in popular Western media.

Cover art by Rio Burton
Cover art by Rio Burton

WANDERLUST, A Mythology Anthology, edited by Mariah Jarvis and Zoe Au, is a book of reimagined mythology, legends and folklore that celebrates stories from all over the world. Each work somehow ties to our theme "Quests and Journeys". Our 40 artists and writers have come together to bring this collaborative work to life, many of them sharing from their own cultures and experiences. We are extremely proud to showcase the diversity in our talented creators and the stories they tell.

WANDERLUST is filled with all-new comics, illustrations and short stories for every lover of mythology. Inside the book, you will find 40 original works based on myths from 24 different countries and cultures. Each work puts a unique spin a different myth. Creators were given creative freedom to reinterpret any mythological story, and were encouraged to be as inventive as possible.

Map of all the countries and traditions that have stories featured in WANDERLUST. Click through for a complete list!
Map of all the countries and traditions that have stories featured in WANDERLUST. Click through for a complete list!

 

 In their works, our creators answer questions such as: What happens when a mythological being falls in love with a human? What if such magical beings walked among us in our modern world? Would ancient gods and goddesses use cellphones or ride motorcycles? Would they play Dungeons and Dragons? Our creators answer these questions with unique tales of meandering adventures, aimless wanderers, journeys to self discovery, and more.

Art by Larisa Bumb
Art by Larisa Bumb

The book will be 8" x 11" (22 cm x 28 cm), perfect bound, with 208 full color pages. If funded, we will be using the services of PrintNinja for the production of WANDERLUST.

 WANDERLUST is proud to feature works from the following creators:

Artists

Adrienne Valdes ○ Ame ○ Asmo Grimae ○ Drew Shields ○ EaChronicles ○ Fruzsi PittnerJanet HoJay Ross ○ Kholoud Al-Ejily ○ Kyra S. ○ Larisa Bumb ○ Lauren DegraafM.Cat.White ○ Petra Popescu ○ Rio Burton ○ RubyDian ○ Skirtsan ○ Teires ○ Terri Morgan ○ V Drummond ○ XanaZoe Au

Comics

Andrew Kim ○ Cheryl Young ○ Daniela Viçoso ○ Grace Park ○ Ida Dobnik & Tjaša ○ Jin & Terren ○ Juliette GMM Lopez ○ Laurel Varian ○ Shannon Kao

Prose

Alix AyoubCarpfish ○ Christin Campbell ○ Isobel Y. ○ Jihye Shin ○ Linsey Loader ○ Luz Bianca ○ Mariah Jarvis ○ Melanie Sayre ○ U.J. Wood

Invited guest creators

Print Artist - Kay Allan
Commission & Sketchbook Writer - Imara Tettey

Our funding goal is $31,000 CAD (about $24,200 USD), and those funds will be used to cover production of a 500 book print run, shipping and materials, paying all of our creators and editors, and any other fees that may occur. Here is the breakdown of our funding goal and the costs we'll need to cover:

 

This Kickstarter campaign offers backers a chance to purchase exclusive content, beyond the anthology itself. One such reward is our Kickstarter-exclusive print pack with art by Daniela Viçoso, Zoe Au, and special guest artist Kay Allan.

Left to right: Daniela Viçoso, Zoe Au, Kay Allan
Left to right: Daniela Viçoso, Zoe Au, Kay Allan

Every backer of the Wayfarer tier and above will be able to download the WANDERLUST PDF. Stretch goals such as stickers and charms will be available to all backers in the Roamer tier and above.

 Our digital sketchbook contains extra artwork and stories that won't make it into the book. This includes progress sketches, abandoned drawings, deleted scenes, and an extra full short story by Imara Tettey!

Digital Sketchbook: cover by Daniela Viçoso, sketches by Fruzsi Pittner, Asmo Grimae, and Adrienne Valdes
Digital Sketchbook: cover by Daniela Viçoso, sketches by Fruzsi Pittner, Asmo Grimae, and Adrienne Valdes

This is currently a digital reward, but as one of our stretch goals we will have them printed and sent as extras to selected backer tiers!

Check out commission samples of Imara Tettey's writing right here!

Check out a sample of Mariah Jarvis' writing right here

 

Risks and challenges

While this is our first Kickstarter project, we have both been sure to conduct extensive research in planning this anthology. We have also been extremely lucky to have the support of moderators of similar anthology projects that were successfully funded. Through the process of planning and organizing this project we have been met with surprises and challenges, but we have managed to resolve them together through teamwork and external support. While there is no guarantee that everything will run 100% smoothly, we are both confident in our ability to handle and resolve any issues that may come up.

Of course, we are both aware that this is a very ambitious project and we could very easily encounter hiccups in the production and shipping. Books will be hand packaged and shipped by us. We've tried to make our estimated timeline as foolproof as possible, but sometimes unprecedented delays occur. We will be sure to be diligent and up-to-date with our project updates and keep all buyers and contributors informed as we resolve any issues that may occur.

We accept full responsibility for fulfilling both our contributor payments and backer rewards if we are funded. Our number one priority will be to ensure that both backers and contributors are satisfied as promised as soon as we can manage it.

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    Includes the book and all extras, PLUS an illustrated story, created to your specifications, written by Mariah Jarvis and illustrated by Zoe Au.

    The 8000 word story will include five illustrations and will be printed and bound professionally, delivered right to your doorstep.

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