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A self-published comic and illustration anthology featuring the artwork of over 15 animators and illustrators! In glorious color!

The Book

Our graphic novel will be a compilation of over 15 artist's unique comics and illustrations! The book will average about 70+ pages, in full color and is loosely themed "Here comes the rain again...". Each contributor is submitting a comic they've created, and they range from one pagers to 13 pages. The art mediums range from digital media to traditional watercolor. These comics have never been published or uploaded anywhere and will be debuting for the first time in this printing!! The book itself is perfect bound, measures 6.75 x 10.25 inches, and is a paperback. The cover will be matte. Your pledged funds will go solely to printing costs and the rewards. Your name will be listed in our special thanks at the back of the book! Check out the reward tiers, there are different levels of thanks we will give to you. We’re especially stoked about the highest tier, where the backer will have a comic dedicated to them (as in it's about YOU, customized for you) in the next edition. Our official release date will be at the Alternative Press Expo, come October! To meet that deadline we need to send in our files and payment at the end of the month. If funding goes well, we may be able to release a hard-cover tier. But before that, we need help meeting our basic printing costs. We will update with sneak peaks of the artwork as they come rolling in.

Who We Are

We’re a group of animators and illustrators - many are affiliated with the  Animation Workshop at UCLA, or close friends from around the country and the world. The diversity of interests and talents for our day jobs and personal work range from children’s illustration to science illustration, television story boarding to feature film layout, animation, and comics!

Contributors

Check back here for art updates as they come rolling in!

Erick Oh's latest work will be featured, you don't want to miss this!
Erick Oh's latest work will be featured, you don't want to miss this!
Michelle Tessier's title page!
Michelle Tessier's title page!
A preview panel from Alexis Block.
A preview panel from Alexis Block.
Sweet watercolor unicorns, batman! What will Seymour do? A preview panel from Debra Chow!
Sweet watercolor unicorns, batman! What will Seymour do? A preview panel from Debra Chow!
A disappointed fish from Arianni Kurniawati. Looks like the results of my last fishing trip.
A disappointed fish from Arianni Kurniawati. Looks like the results of my last fishing trip.
A sneak peek from the mind of Johnnie Grinder. This one's an 8 pager!
A sneak peek from the mind of Johnnie Grinder. This one's an 8 pager!

Rewards

Check out the rewards we have to offer you!! A lot of them credit you in our Special Thanks to be immortalized for all time in our book for your generous contribution, with goodies such as special buttons, signatures from all the artists, and a super amazing offer to one lucky donor to have a comic drawn about/for them in our next edition! Even better, I'm also sweetening a lot of these rewards with custom artwork that range from pencil sketches to full blown brush ink and water colors. Check out my site at http:///www.birdzillastudios.com to scope out my work (my film, Velo Hoot was done with all watercolored backgrounds). Custom art is drawn on archival paper, and packaged with an acid-free, ph neutral backing board and acid-free bag. 

An example of what you can get for the watercolor original art tier. Wheat bread pony dreams of sweet kickstarter success.
An example of what you can get for the watercolor original art tier. Wheat bread pony dreams of sweet kickstarter success.

The Idea

A couple years ago a fellow animator and I were kicking around the idea of putting together a comic anthology with our artsy friends and colleagues. Neither of us or anyone we knew had the time or money - time especially - but I felt that if somebody didn’t take the lead, it would just become another shelved idea. Without a publisher or agent it would be tough, but I’ve been inspired by a lot of kickstarter success stories; we are going for the gusto! I’m a strong believer in keeping money and technicalities out of the creative process. I wanted to figure out ways to take care of all of these obstacles so my friends could focus on doing what they love. Making comics shouldn’t be complicated!  All contributors keep their creative rights to their work 100% always.

The Name

A single raindrop might not amount to much, but many raindrops can converge into a flood of epic proportions! Hence, we call ourselves: "The One Drop Comic Project." We will fill your cup with a special blend of freshly squeezed creative juices. With our collective creative powers combined, together we are bringing you something truly amazing.

Thanks for looking!!!

-MJ

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