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To help produce and print the next issue in The Pride Adventures anthology series, with brand new stories of the LGBTQ+ superheroes!
The new issue of the LGBTQ superhero anthology series following The Pride through new adventures in the fight for equality and justice for all!
The new issue of the LGBTQ superhero anthology series following The Pride through new adventures in the fight for equality and justice for all!
307 backers pledged £6,383 to help bring this project to life.

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The Pride Adventures is an anthology sister comic to the main The Pride series. 

Following the adventures of a whole team of LGBTQ+ superheroes, including FabMan, Wolf, Twink, Muscle Mary, Angel and more, the first volume of The Pride and The Pride Adventures was collected in a hardcover collected edition at the end of 2016. 

The Pride Adventures #5 will be the first collection of brand new stories with The Pride characters since the first volume, and will bridge the gap between the end of volume one and the start of volume two. 

At 24 internal pages, the comic will contain five brand new short adventures of various members of the team, focusing on individual characters and pairings, and a range of situations they face too. 

Another element of The Pride Adventures is how each issue is made up by a number of incredible artists, and going forward, one story written by an amazing guest writer - and we have a fabulous one for this issue. 

Readers will see in this issue the following adventures:

  • Twink and Wolf face a tense hostage situation, and tackle ideas of mental health, with art by Cem Iroz
  • Muscle Mary takes a powerful political challenge in a story of female empowerment and strength in a world of men that wants to shut them down, with art by Elizabeth Beals
  • The Pride look at the importance of pride events and their place in the modern world, illustrated by Jon Scrivens
  • White Trash stands down a far right fascist march in America, brought to life by Rhys Wootton
  • And finally, a tale of FabMan's continued dating woes, brought to you by guest writer Sina Grace (Nothing Lasts Forever, Marvel's Iceman) and Jon Cairns

The comic will also feature colour artwork by Ben Wilsonham and letters by Michael Stock, all wrapped in a glorious new cover by Jemma Salume!

The Pride Adventures #5 cover by Jemma Salume!
The Pride Adventures #5 cover by Jemma Salume!

Breakdown of Costs

The goal amount covers the cost of production and paying the artists, letterer and colourist, and then the print costs to make a 1000 copy print run. Then there's a sum to cover the postage costs of sending out rewards to backers, which we have estimated based on print run size and costs of shipping internally in the UK and abroad. 

A brief, summarised breakdown follows:

  • 15% on printing costs for 1000 copies
  • 50% on artists costs
  • 5% on lettering and design costs
  • 5% on enamel pins production
  • 25% to cover of postage costs for rewards 

Rewards

Rewards include digital and physical copies of the comic, and options to get the digital or print copies of the Volume One hardcover as well!

Cover Art for The Pride Vol 1 Collected Edition by Ricardo Bessa
Cover Art for The Pride Vol 1 Collected Edition by Ricardo Bessa

There's also going to be options to get some of our pins, like the Bear pin, or the brand new Angel pin, based on the superhero drag queen of the team, as designed by Gavin Mitchell!

The Bear pin (and backing card) by Gavin Mitchell
The Bear pin (and backing card) by Gavin Mitchell
The new Angel pin designed by Gavin Mitchell!
The new Angel pin designed by Gavin Mitchell!


There's also the chance to get one of the special limited edition Muscle Mary pins, as designed by Hector Barros. These were part of our successful Make100 campaign earlier in the year, and are limited to just 100 pieces in existence!

Muscle Mary Limited Edition Pin by Hector Barros!
Muscle Mary Limited Edition Pin by Hector Barros!

There are a number of different options available, so you can choose exactly how much to support and what rewards you'll get for doing so!

And now, you can choose to have your digital copy on ComiXology! ComiXology have kindly reached out and offered to provide codes for those who would like to get their digital copy via the ComiXology app. 

About the Creators

Joe Glass

Joe Glass is the writer and creator of The Pride. A former contributor to comics news site Bleeding Cool, and he has also written for WhatCulture, NewNowNext and Gay Times Magazine. Joe continues to make The Pride comics, and more in the works, from his home in the South Wales Valleys. 

The Pride writer Joe Glass
The Pride writer Joe Glass

Jon Scrivens

Jon Scrivens is an artist and comics creator based in England, UK who has been involved in a number of comics projects including Little Terrors and more. You can see more of his artwork at his website

The Bear, suited up, by Jon Scrivens
The Bear, suited up, by Jon Scrivens

Elizabeth Beals

Elizabeth Beals is an illustrator based out of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, who has worked for a diverse number of clients, including comics work with IDW Publishing, including cover work on their recent Star Trek: Discovery- Succession comics. You can see more of Elizabeth's work at her website

Rhys Wootton

Rhys is an illustrator based in Brighton, UK, who has worked as a poster and merchandise designer for bands, and with galleries around the world. He has also been the artist on independent comic project, Fly Boy. You can see more of his work at his website

White Trash character design sheet by Rhys Wootton
White Trash character design sheet by Rhys Wootton

Cem Iroz

Cem is a comics artist based in Turkey, who has worked primarily on independent projects. Below is a page of Cem's artwork for The Pride Adventures #5. You can see more of Cem's work at his website

Page of Cem Iroz' art from The Pride Adventures #5
Page of Cem Iroz' art from The Pride Adventures #5

Jon Cairns

Jon Cairns has been creating comics professionally since 2011. Work includes Alpha Flag and stories in the anthologies Beyond and Poor Wayfaring Strangers and various small press publishers. You can see more of Jon's work at his website

FabMan hitting the dating apps, thanks to Jon Cairns!
FabMan hitting the dating apps, thanks to Jon Cairns!

Sina Grace

Sina Grace is the author of successful autobiography comics Self-Obsessed, Not My Bag and Nothing Lasts Forever. Straddling both roles as artist and writer, he's provided art for L'il Depressed Boy and and Burn the Orphanage, as well as being the writer of Iceman over at Marvel Comics. Sina is based in Los Angeles, and loves him some Carrie Bradshaw. 

The fabulous Sina Grace!
The fabulous Sina Grace!

Jemma Salume

Jemma is an illustrator and comic artist based out of Portland, Oregon, USA. Jemma did a humour comic called Overreact, and you can see more of their wonderful artwork on their tumblr

Ben Wilsonham

Ben is a freelance illustrator based in the UK who specialises in creating sci-fi/fantasy digital artwork and has worked for a number of clients including Boom! Studios and The Pride. You can see more of Ben's work at his website

Michael Stock

Michael has been lettering The Pride from almost the beginning and is a big part of the series design. He's an incredible letterer working on a number of the UK Independent Comic scenes books, and you can see much more of his work at his website

Thanks for all your support!

Thank you for supporting The Pride to keep going forward, and remember to share the new campaign on social media. 

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Having run a couple of previous campaigns, we've learned from some of the issues that can come with postage, especially to places abroad from our base here in the UK. As such, the postage costs are set in place to make sure that mailed rewards are guaranteed to reach their destination, no matter where in the world they are.

Also, having done previous reward postings, we know what mail types to use to minimise problems with lost rewards.

You may notice that the postage costs make up one of the largest elements of the goal breakdown, but this is to ensure that we do not run out of funds when it comes to posting rewards to the backers, an important element we have learned from previous campaigns.

Finally, experience in making comics for a number of years means we are aware of how easy it is that delays can spring up in production as sometimes life gets in the way. We of course will do our best to minimise this, partly by some of the art actually already being completed now. This means that we should be able to stick to our production timeline, and if we are delayed, it won't be by much.

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    The Pride Adventures #5 Digital Copy

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    TPA #5 Print and Digital Combo

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    Angel Pin

    At this level you'll get a brand new pin designed by Gavin Mitchell, this time of the teams resident super drag queen, Angel!

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    The Pride Vol 1 Digital Edition

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    Muscle Mary Limited Edition Pin

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    The Pride Vol 1 + TPA #5 Digital Copies

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    The Pride Adventures #5 & Angel Pin

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    TPA#5 + Muscle Mary Pin!

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    The Bear & Angel Pin Set

    At this level you get the pair of The Pride's BFF duo, the Bear and Angel, as stylish adorable pins!

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    The Pride Volume One Hardcover

    At this level, you get a print copy of The Pride Vol 1 Hardcover Collection. A 1kg book filled with over 280 pages of LGBTQ+ superhero adventures!

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    TPA#5 & All Pins!

    At this level, you'll get a copy of the new comic, plus one of all the pins (Bear, Angel and the limited edition Muscle Mary pin)

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    The Pride Vol 1 HC + TPA #5

    This level gets you the hardcover collection of volume one, plus the first new comic since the end of the first volume, The Pride Adventures #5!

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    The Pride Big Bundle

    For the big bundle, you get the Volume One Hardcover, a copy of The Pride Adventures #5, the Bear Pin, the Angel Pin (designed by Gavin Mitchell) and one of the limited edition Muscle Mary Pins (designed by Hector Barros)

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    Original Elizabeth Beals Sketch Card!

    A brand new perk thanks to TPA#5 artist Elizabeth Beals!
    You'll get the comic, the volume one hardocver, and the Angel and Bear pins, plus an original sketch card commission from Beals!
    Specifics:
    -6"x6"
    -100lb Bristol board smooth surface paper
    -Blue lead pencil with colour outline

    NB: This perk does not contain the Muscle Mary pin as there is not enough to add to this perk too.

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    An Original Cem Iroz Commission!

    At this level you will get the Angel and Bear pins, copy of the volume one hardcover and a copy of the new issue, plus an original commission by The Pride Adventures #5 artist Cem Iroz!
    Specifics:
    -8.5x13.5"
    -Black and White
    -A Single Pride Character (of your choice) Only

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