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An anthology of transformative artwork, comics, and stories.
An anthology of transformative artwork, comics, and stories.
An anthology of transformative artwork, comics, and stories.
1,905 backers pledged $80,610 to help bring this project to life.

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NOT WITHOUT YOU ★ Anthology

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NOT WITHOUT YOU is an anthology of transformative works, creating new stories, commentary, and perspectives on our favorite men out of time and their enduring bond. We're combining artwork, comics, illustrated fiction, and other mixed media into a single high-quality book that casts their relationship in a romantic light and deconstructs the modern soldier archetype with new narratives and themes.

Within this 300-page book, you'll find dozens of full-color paintings, 10 full-color comics, and 17 illustrated stories created for this anthology. We're working with a high-quality printer to create a beautiful art book our backers will be proud to own, whether as a digital download or as an 8.5" x 11" printed book.

NOT WITHOUT YOU will NOT be readily available once the Kickstarter ends, so reserve your copy by backing now!

  

Here's just a taste of the incredible artwork and stories you'll find in NOT WITHOUT YOU:

Anthology artwork from Petite-Madame, Drjezdzany, SlippedDee, Larsonschase, Max Kennedy, and Yaho!
Anthology artwork from Petite-Madame, Drjezdzany, SlippedDee, Larsonschase, Max Kennedy, and Yaho!

  

 

 

 

Anthology artwork from Insanaty, CobaltMoony, Helene Boppert, Faun, Max Kennedy, and Riakomai
Anthology artwork from Insanaty, CobaltMoony, Helene Boppert, Faun, Max Kennedy, and Riakomai

 

 

  

NOT WITHOUT YOU is rated 18+.

 

Contributing Artists

Contributing Writers

Cover Art: Whimsycatcher
Layout & Design: Bohemienne & Maichan
Organized & Produced by: Bohemienne (Daybreak Press)
Copyediting & Proofing: Steph Kroll (Steph Kroll Editorial)
Kickstarter Graphics & Video: Maichan
Art Cards: Lisa Spiller (Yawpkatsi), Dean Grayson (DeanDraws), Abby Shaffer (Shop5), Helene Boppert (Misspaperjoker), Tchallabread, Petite-Madame, Inediblesushi, Cobaltmoony
Vinyl Stickers: Kurozawa46, Clare DeZutti, Tuntematonkorppi, Broken Charcoal, Sov-ja
Art Prints: Larsonschase, Jessie Lucid, Kaitlin Wadley, Jokerita
Acrylic Charms: MG Nemesi
Embroidered Patch: Dean Grayson
Sticker Sheet: Broken Charcoal
Poster and Bookmark: Kurozawa46

NOT WITHOUT YOU is the first publication from Daybreak Press, a new press dedicated to producing high-quality transformative works that expand on, critique, and reexamine our modern mythologies.

 

Every cent of our $8,700 Kickstarter goal amount will be used to fund our print run of NOT WITHOUT YOU. This covers our printing costs, shipping expenses, and shipping supplies, as well as all of the backer goodies: art cards, vinyl stickers, art prints, and acrylic charms. This amount also accounts for Kickstarter funding and transaction fees, cancellations, customs and import expenses, and similar associated costs.

  • $3700: Print run + freight shipping and warehousing
  • $1300: Kickstarter's cut and payment processing fees + a small cushion for backer cancellations
  • $3200: Real shipping costs and supplies (best estimate; will vary depending on backer geographical distribution)
  • $500: Backer rewards
     

If we pass our goal, then we'll purchase a larger print run to satisfy the extra demand. Because the per-unit printing cost goes down with larger runs, we'll also be able to add some great design elements to the book and provide our backers with even more goodies.

  • $12,000: ACHIEVED! Foil stamping and spot gloss on cover 
  • $17,000: ACHIEVED! All $20+ backers receive 11" x 17" poster by kurozawa46
  • $22,000: ACHIEVED! All printed copies upgraded to hardcover
  • $25,000: ACHIEVED! Thicker art book paper
  • $29,000: ACHIEVED! Silver page edging and ribbon bookmark
  • $33,000: ACHIEVED! All physical backers receive sticker sheet by BrokenCharcoal
  • $42,000: ACHIEVED! All physical backers receive embroidered patch by DeanDraws
  • $50,000: ACHIEVED! Mobile wallpapers for ALL backers, bookmarks by kurozawa46 for all physical backers, expanded art cards and art prints
  • $60,000: ACHIEVED! Hard enamel pins for all physical backers by MG Nemesi
  • $70,000: ACHIEVED! Audiobook tracks for all backers, and vinyl die-cut stickers by JackBRogers and Tchallabread added to the sticker suite

 

 

 

 

ALL BACKERS (digital too!) will receive 3 high-resolution mobile wallpapers featuring artwork from Whimsycatcher, Drjezdzany, and Larsonschase.

AND all physical backers (every tier from the $10 Art Student/Dockworker tiers and higher) will receive a bookmark with new artwork from Kurozawa46​ on one side and our gorgeous cover art from Whimsycatcher on the other.

AND the Commando ($40) tier backers will now get 2 random 5 x 7 art cards (up from 1) in addition to their other rewards.

AND all backer tiers from Sergeant ($60) and higher will receive 8 5 x 7 art cards (up from 5). The new cards feature artwork from Petite-Madame, Inediblesushi, and Cobaltmoony.

AND all backer tiers from Asset ($100) and higher will receive 4 8 x 10 art prints (up from 2). The new prints feature artwork from Kaitlin Wadley (dorkbait) and Jokerita.

 

 

We're already in the final stages of producing Not Without You. We'll keep you posted as we finalize the layout and put the finishing touches on the book's design. Then, as soon as the Kickstarter is successfully funded, we'll send it off to the printers.

In late February or early March, we'll review the printer's proof pages and share some exciting photos from the test prints.

Then we'll receive the printed books in late March, and start mailing out all the printed copies and backer rewards right away. Once we've mailed out all the printed copies, we'll email digital copies to all backers.

Also, we'll be posting regular updates hinting at the wonderful artwork and stories here on Kickstarter and on the Not Without You Tumblr.

 

 

 

 

  

 Artists Offering Sketches ($150 Tier):

  • Dean Grayson (DeanDraws)
  • Tuntematonkorppi
  • Yaho!
  • Nevenne
  • Isabel Inadomi
  • Helene Boppert (Misspaperjoker)
  • Kaitlin Wadley (Dorkbait)
  • Slouph
  • Jessie Lucid
  • Delia Evin
  • Tchallabread

Artists Offering Artwork ($350 Tier):

  • Dean Grayson (DeanDraws)
  • Nevenne
  • Helene Boppert (Misspaperjoker)
  • Kaitlin Wadley (Dorkbait)
  • Jessie Lucid
  • Tchallabread

Writers Offering Ficlets ($150 Tier):

  • Bohemienne
  • Cleo4u2
  • Always Lera
  • Brenda
  • VIperbranium
  • Dirtybinary (Vale Aida)
  • Rohkeutta
  • Kaitlin Wadley (Dorkbait)
  • Hitlikehammers

Writers Offering Stories ($350 Tier):

  • Bohemienne
  • Cleo4u2
  • Brenda
  • Viperbranium
  • Hitlikehammers

 

 

Anthology artwork from Kurozawa46
Anthology artwork from Kurozawa46
 

 

Risks and challenges

NOT WITHOUT YOU is in the final design stages and we've already booked our printing service. At this stage in the project, the greatest risk we face is a delayed printing schedule, which may delay the shipping of books and backer rewards. We'll keep you updated throughout the printing process.

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