BURL & FUR is an illustration zine inspired by and dedicated to bara/gay manga. A group of over 40 young artists pay tribute to the genre, making up a beautiful and diverse collection of illustrations.
The book will be 6x9” and about 60 pages, printed as a high-quality softcover. The illustrations are risqué, but not pornographic - they range from playful to suggestive (and are all very sexy, if we do say so ourselves).
Each contributor has a different relationship with the genre ranging from casual consumers to the hardcore fans, and everything in between. Some of our artists draw erotica regularly, some hardly ever do; some are heavily inspired by manga in their practice, some not so much. Ultimately this led to an unexpected and beautifully diverse mix of interpretations!
(You can follow Burl & Fur on Tumblr to see more previews!)
BURL & FUR has some incredible artists - CHECK THEM OUT:
Amanda Burke + Andrew Kolb + Andy Bennett + Anna Pan + Babs Tarr + Cathryn Virginia + Coleman Engle + Daryl Toh + Dave Valeza + Drew Green + Epsee + F Choo + Florian Pichon + Greg Wright + Guilherme Prieto + Jacopo "Dronio" Camagni + Jake Wyatt + Jen Bartel + Jeremy Sorese + Josh McKenzie + Julia Scott + Kelly Smith + Kenny Park + Kevin Wada + Kris Anka + Leonard Peng + Marccus + Mario Manzanares + Matt Howorth + Max Wittert + Michael Guiang + Natalie Andrewson + Natalie Hall + Nesskain + Nickie Charles + Nico Delort + Nicole Miles + Rebekka Dunlap + Roxie Vizcarra + Rumz + Sophia Foster-Dimino + Stephen McDermott + Tobias Kwan + W. Scott Forbes + Woo Dun
We're keeping this project simple and letting the work speak for itself. The main emphasis is on the book itself, but if you pledge at The Hot Delivery Guy tier or higher, you can get a pack of 5 prints of work from the book too!
Prints will be on high-quality recycled paper and sized 6x9" to ship flat with the books.
Met!!! - $20,000 - Foil-Stamped Covers!
Met!!! - $25,000 - Burl & Fur Sticker Pack - a 3x3" sticker and 11x3" bumper sticker will be added to all pledges that include physical items!
Met!!! - $40,000 - Stickers set by PaperBeatsScissors added to all pledges that include physical orders!
Met!!! - $50,000 - The Creators' Pack - prints from the curators of Burl & Fur are added to the print pack!
Irene Koh is a Los Angeles based illustrator and comic artist, continental wanderer, and red meat enthusiast. Her works include SECRET ORIGINS: BATGIRL, TMNT: CASEY & APRIL, and 1602: WITCH HUNTER ANGELA. Happily situated as the B&F family’s wild child.
Paul Reinwand is a comic artist and freelance illustrator kicking around Portland, Oregon. He's worked with Boom! Studios, IDW, Image, and has a creator owned title forthcoming from Oni Press. When not casually 'dad'ing his peers, Paul enjoys his idiot-child dogs, and obscure Naruto references.
Ricardo Bessa is a Portuguese illustrator based in London, UK. He's done work for some people and some companies (like MTV, HBO, Puffin Books and Boom! Studios) but his involvement in Burl & Fur is, admittedly, his sexiest work yet.
Kevin Jay Stanton is a freelance illustrator with a green thumb and obsession with creating more work than one person can handle. He's worked with The New York Times, Boom! Studios, Twitter, and Penguin Random House, and has been voted "The Prude Emperor" of the group.
Video - Matt Pichette
Music - "Down and Dirty" by Jingle Punks
Featuring art by (in order): Drew Green, Woo Dun, Josh McKenzie, Sophia Foster-Diminio, Julia Scott, Rumz, Matt Howorth, Andy Bennett, Greg Wright, Babs Tarr, Tobias Kwan, Dave Valeza
The money raised in this Kickstarter will go to directly into production of the zine (the printing and shipping of the books and rewards, design and layout) and to compensating the artists involved (who will receive a flat rate built into the minimum goal). In addition, all additional money made past the initial goal and production will be split amongst the artists evenly.
Risks and challenges
All of the content of the book has already been completed, costs have been tallied, and vendors have been quoted. We will be able to send everything off to the printers as soon as the campaign ends!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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