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The first comics anthology devoted to non-binary creators & characters (and enchanted forests)!
The first comics anthology devoted to non-binary creators & characters (and enchanted forests)!
2,010 backers pledged $77,358 to help bring this project to life.

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Heartwood: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy

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Pre-orders extended through Sept 14, 2018. New funding will count toward stretch goals!
Pre-orders extended through Sept 14, 2018. New funding will count toward stretch goals!

HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy is the first ever non-binary comics anthology, made entirely by cartoonists who identify as a non-binary gender! The book is 250+ pages long, B&W interior, and features 21 young-adult stories.

Comic by Mar Julia.
Comic by Mar Julia.

Across time and cultures, humanity has spun tales about the forest: tales of caution, adventure, rites of passage, and discovery. Some of those stories persist as the folklore and fairy tales that delight our imaginations today, and the forest remains a symbol for facing the unknown and emerging transformed.

Comics by Chlove (left) and ABV & Orion (right).
Comics by Chlove (left) and ABV & Orion (right).

This anthology is for everyone who’s walked through the undergrowth, in the silence of nature, and longed for an adventure of their own to unfold. These stories of modern-day sylvan fantasy showcase some of the best non-binary cartoonists of our day, guiding characters like us into the woods and back again.

Comic by Ver.
Comic by Ver.

A.B.V. and Orion • Annabelle H. • Ashanti Fortson • Brian Wolf • Chlove • Cori Walters • Diigii Daguna • Emily Madly and Maria Li • Ezra Rose and Jey Barnes • Joamette Gil (editor) and Corey Ranson • Juliette G.M.M. Lopez • Mar Julia • Polly Guo • Raven “raveyrai” White • Rhiannon Rasmussen and Chan Chau • Rii Abrego • S.J. Miller • Sunmi • Sunny Ôchumuk and Shaina Lu with Vivian Ho • Ver • Xanthe Bouma • Z. Akhmetova • Eli Baum (cover) and Viv Tanner (cover)

Comic by Rii Abrego.
Comic by Rii Abrego.

Every single cent of our budget is earmarked for paying our creators a fair page rate and producing the best quality books, rewards, and experience for you -- the backers! 

Comics by Ezra Rose & Jey Barnes (left) and Emily Madly & Maria Li (right).
Comics by Ezra Rose & Jey Barnes (left) and Emily Madly & Maria Li (right).

We've teamed up with some outstanding non-binary designers and illustrators to create limited edition and one-of-a-kind rewards beyond the book itself, including Maia Kobabe, Odera Igbokwe, Eli Baum, Viv Tanner, Hex Hive, and even HEARTWOOD creators themselves. 

Rewards also include copies of our POWER & MAGIC ANTHOLOGY series about queer witches of color (Lambda, Prism, and Ignatz nominated comics)!

From the digital wallpaper version of the gorgeous HEARTWOOD cover to the custom 3D portraits by Hex Hive, all pledge tiers include the rewards from the previous tier. The more you pledge, the more we have in store!

Wallpaper Tier ($5)
Wallpaper Tier ($5)
Digital Tier ($15)
Digital Tier ($15)
Softcover Tier ($30)
Softcover Tier ($30)
Digital Library ($35)
Digital Library ($35)
Bookplate Tier ($45)
Bookplate Tier ($45)
Digital Library + An Enamel Pin (SOLD OUT)
Digital Library + An Enamel Pin (SOLD OUT)
Inline Foil Print Tier ($60)
Inline Foil Print Tier ($60)
Softcover Library Tier (SOLD OUT)
Softcover Library Tier (SOLD OUT)
Enamel Pin Tier ($75)
Enamel Pin Tier ($75)
**US Retail & Library Tier ($90)
**US Retail & Library Tier ($90)
Thank You Tier ($100)
Thank You Tier ($100)
Sketch Card Tier ($150)
Sketch Card Tier ($150)
Softcover Library + Sketch Card Tier (SOLD OUT)
Softcover Library + Sketch Card Tier (SOLD OUT)
**US Retail & Library Mega Tier (SOLD OUT)
**US Retail & Library Mega Tier (SOLD OUT)
Cut-Paper Tier ($450)
Cut-Paper Tier ($450)

Once we've fulfilled our goal, additional funds will go straight into enhancing the book's production value, then into strengthening our non-binary comics community. Because we need more stories that center us and more career opportunities where we can represent ourselves, the majority of our stretch goals will go toward: 

  • raising contributor page rates above $105/page,
  • and commissioning NEW digital comics from additional non-binary cartoonists (exclusive to all backers for one year)!

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More HEARTWOOD Pages!

Comic by Ver.
Comic by Ver.
Comic by Sunmi.
Comic by Sunmi.
Comic by Juliette GMM Lopez.
Comic by Juliette GMM Lopez.
Comic by Z. Akhmetova.
Comic by Z. Akhmetova.

Special Thanks:

Risks and challenges

All contributors are either applying finishing touches (like shading and lettering) or completely finished, so we're on track to head to the printer this fall! As with all publishing endeavors, the risk of printer/shipping delays is always there. That said, this is our 3rd Kickstarter campaign in as many years, and all were successfully fulfilled. We got this!

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    THE WALLPAPER TIER

    Exclusive digital wallpaper version of the HEARTWOOD cover illustration by Eli Baum & Viv Tanner (plus our eternal gratitude)!

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    THE DIGITAL TIER

    A DRM-free digital copy of HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy (PDF & CBR formats)!

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    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: free US shipping, half-off International shipping

    A softcover copy of HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy!

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    THE DIGITAL LIBRARY

    The whole P&M Press digital library: HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy, Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS, and POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology!

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    • IMMORTAL SOULS (PDF)
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    THE BOOKPLATE TIER

    Limited edition 4"x4" bookplate illustrated by Maia Kobabe!

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    THE DIGITAL LIBRARY + AN ENAMEL PIN

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    One (1) limited edition FOREST SPIRIT enamel pin designed by Eli Baum & Viv Tanner, plus the whole P&M Press digital library: HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy, Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS, and POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology!

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    Limited edition 6"x9" full color print with inline foil illustrated by Odera Igbokwe!

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    • 4x4 Bookplate (Maia Kobabe)
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    The whole P&M Press softcover library: HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy, Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS, and POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology!

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    THE ENAMEL PIN TIER

    Limited edition FOREST SPIRIT enamel pin designed by Eli Baum & Viv Tanner!

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    • 6x9 Print (Odera Igbokwe)
    • 4x4 Bookplate (Maia Kobabe)
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    Five (5) softcover copies of HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy!

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    THE THANK YOU TIER

    Your name printed in the acknowledgements section of HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy!

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    THE SKETCH CARD TIER

    A one-of-a-kind custom 2.5"x3.5" sketch card from a random HEARTWOOD creator!

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    • Thank You (Printed)
    • Enamel Pin (Eli Baum & Viv Tanner)
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    • 4x4 Bookplate (Maia Kobabe)
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    THE SOFTCOVER LIBRARY + SKETCH CARD TIER

    The entire P&M Press softcover library + everything from the sketch card tier!

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    • Thank You (Printed)
    • Enamel Pin (Eli Baum & Viv Tanner)
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    • 4x4 Bookplate (Maia Kobabe)
    • HEARTWOOD (Softcover)
    • IMMORTAL SOULS (Softcover)
    • POWER & MAGIC (Softcover)
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    **US RETAIL & LIBRARY MEGA TIER

    Five (5) softcover copies of each book in the P&M Press collection: HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy, Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS, and POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology!

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    THE CUT-PAPER TIER

    A 3-dimensional 6"x6" cut-paper commission created by Hex Hive!

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    • 2.5x3.5 Sketch Card (Random Contributor)
    • Thank You (Printed)
    • Enamel Pin (Eli Baum & Viv Tanner)
    • 6x9 Print (Odera Igbokwe)
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