Northside Comics Volume 1
A 200+ page volume of comic anthologies from Northside Comic artists, including our 4 previous anthologies and our newest "Memories".
Northside Comic Artists is a collaborative of comic book creators in the city of Chicago. Over the past three years we have created and printed four different comics anthologies (You may have backed our first or second book on Kickstarter previously). We just put the finishing touches on our fifth anthology titled "Memories" and rather than do a separate small print run we thought "What the heck!" and decided to print all five of the books in one deluxe volume. Now we just need your help funding it!
We are kickstarting a 200+ page volume containing 68 stories centered around 5 separate themes and representing the work of 44 different creators.
This book would contain five separate themed comic anthologies:
- Identity (1st printing, Oct 2015)
- The Middle of the Night (1st printing, June 2016)
- The Other Side (1st printing, February 2017)
- Misadventure (1st printing, November 2017)
- Memories (Never before printed!)
In addition to stories based around these themes, the interior is packed with alternate covers and behind-the-scenes content. The exterior will be wrapped in a full-color cover by Stuart Marsh.
The final book will measure roughly 6x9 inches and will look great on your shelf next to other trades in your collection.
Please read on to see sample art and all of the awesome rewards we are offering.
What follows is a very small taste of all the awesome comics included in this book.
Memories is our newest anthology and has not ever been printed before in any form! All the stories in this anthology deal with that fickle and faulty faculty that we all grapple with.
Misadventure was our fourth anthology, printed in the fall of 2017. All the stories in this volume deal with the trials and tribulations of poor souls ranging from samurai to teenagers to snipers.
The Other Side
The Other Side was our third anthology. It is a collection of stories about that mysterious place we always ponder. The place we can't quite see, but we can sense is there. Love, Sadness, and yes, chickens, abound.
The Middle of the Night
The Middle of the Night was our second anthology. It is a collection of diverse stories about alien abductions, scary stories, boogie men, and at least one owl.
Identity was our very first volume. It is a collection of stories ranging from poignant drama to surreal sci-fi and characters including humans, half-humans, lizard men, carrot people, and a ghost.
Digital book(s) - Save some trees and get a pdf of our latest anthology "Memories", or for a little more, get the full volume (5 anthologies in total) as a pdf.
Physical book - Get a tangible copy of the book that you can hold in your hands and lovingly dog-ear (if you so choose). We offer the physical copy of the volume in both individual and retailer level rewards
Prints - Get an 8.5 x 11 print of any of the five covers shown below. When possible, they will be signed by the artist.
Back issues (Floppy Comics) - Are you a hardcore collector and you missed an anthology or two? Get the back issues bagged and boarded and we'll throw in a pdf of "Memories" free of charge.
Enamel pin - Add some bling to your jacket, suit, or bag with this sweet 3/4" enamel pin.
Assorted Northside Comic Artists Swag - We've got buttons, stickers, shirts, and our kids zines - Northside Comix vols 1 and 2.
We are pleased to offer some really special Creator-specific rewards. Get our book and some extra swag from your favorite creator. Check them out below!
Newly Added! (7/29)
Below are higher tier, rare, premium rewards. We are offering original pages and cover art as well as a pizza party!
Pizza Party - At our very highest reward level we will throw you a pizza party during one of our weekly Monday drink and draws. Pizza and beverages will be provided. You are responsible for travel and lodging if applicable.
We have selected a printer and have a quote on the book price. We’re planning on a run of 500 books. Here’s a breakdown of our costs:
- Printing 65%
- Shipping 22%
- Unanticipated expenses 3%
- Fees 10%
Northside Comics is a collective of Chicago-area comic creators. We hold weekly drawing events around the Chicago area as well as talks and demonstrations of interest to comic artists. All skill levels are welcome and our membership grows by the day. You can see what we’re up to at northsidecomics.org
If you have questions about the comic or the group please email us at info(at)northsidecomics.org. Here are a couple of other places you can find us:
Risks and challenges
The full book is finished, laid out, and ready to be sent to the printers. This is our third time kickstarting a comic and our fifth time printing one, so we know what to expect. It's simply a matter of sending the proof to the printer and paying for the books. It will take approximately two months for the books to be printed and shipped to us and then will take 2-3 weeks for us to fulfill all the rewards. Things do happen, but we are confident that the process will run smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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