About this project
Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS is a comics anthology about queer witches for teens and adults ages 14-and-up. The book is over 110 pages long, black and white, and contains 10 original stories by women and non-binary creators of color. In this special installment of the POWER & MAGIC SERIES, queer witches of color delve into the darker sides of magic: astral planes, necromancy, visions of death, and communion with the spirits of our world... and the beyond.
This book is the immediate follow-up to POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology, an award-winning collection of fantasy stories exalting the witch as an archetype of feminine power. With IMMORTAL SOULS, we are cementing a series tradition: stories told by women and non-binary creators of color, all starring queer witches of color.
From Volume One's synopsis:
"The witch is an icon of power. She represents transcendence, healing, insight, defiance, feminine monstrosity, and a sacred relationship to the self, the community, and the universe. From the euphoria of holding the stars in your grasp, to the sacrifices we make to reach them, POWER & MAGIC explores what it means to be a person of power in all its complexity."
What happens when these people of power draw that power from "the other side?"
Every dollar we raise here on Kickstarter goes toward covering print costs, paying the creators, and rewarding you with limited-edition extras and ever-increasing book quality! Read below to learn more about our backer rewards and about our system for paying creators.
- Amber Huff (Ladies’ Night Anthology Volume 3: How To Magic)
- Ayanni C. Hanna and Melanie Tingdahl (Hoten, My Little Pony #1 ghost-variant cover, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 variant cover)
- Clara Em
- Francis Quintero (Sirenita)
- Joamette Gil (editor, Power & Magic Volume I)
- Lira Kraunik (The Lonely Moon, Rosette the Dragonet, Dirty Diamonds Anthology) and Nyka
- Patdag (Horizon, The Dream Cluster, The Sketch Book Zine)
- Sonia Liao (artist on Kulipari: Heritage by Joshua Starnes and Trevor Pryce, Helena Rose by E. O. Levendorf, You Were Here by Cori McCarthy)
- Sunny Ôchumuk and Ani Mackie (The Adventure Zine)
- Yeon Kyung Cha (Beat-Per-Min, Lilies Anthology, The Boy In Front of the Flower Shop)
- Stephanie Son (cover)
DRM-free PDF Editions of Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS and POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.
KS-Exclusive Digital Wallpaper by Patdag.
Softcover Editions of Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS and POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.
Limited Edition Bookplate by Joamette Gil.
Discounted Book Bundles for Comics Shops and Book Stores.
YOUR NAME Printed in the Acknowledgements.
Personalized Copies, Signed-and-Sketched by the Editor.
Exclusive Reward: 25-30 pages of YOUR comic edited from script to completion by award-winning editor Joamette Gil.
At $32,500: Bonus Comic PDF "It Runs In The Family" by Wendy Xu (added to all tiers)
At $42,500: Limited Edition Luxury Bookmark by Ashe Samuels (added to all physical tiers)
At $47,500: Limited Edition Variant Hardcovers by Stephanie Son (creates new tiers)
At $30,000: creator pay increases to $105/page. [U N L O C K E D]
At $35,000: creator pay increases to $110/page. [LOCKED]
At $40,000: creator pay increases to $115/page. [LOCKED]
At $45,000: creator pay increases to $120/page. [LOCKED]
At $50,000: creator pay increases to $125/page. [LOCKED]
And on and on!
- Corey Ranson
- Audrey Redpath & The Nostromo Crew
- C. Spike Trotman (for lighting the way)
Video Production: Lucia Retamales
Music: Elisa Moya
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter campaign, so you won't be taking a risk on a fresh face! The first one was a complete success save for shipping delays, and I've assessed exactly how to significantly reduce (if not completely avoid) the issues that led to said delays. The comics are done and ready to hit the printer as soon as we receive the funds! As for quality, it's like we said above: this series is AWARD-WINNING. You're in for a treat. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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