About this project
POWER & MAGIC is a comics anthology about queer witches of color for teens and adults ages 14-and-up. The book is over 160 pages long, black and white, and contains 15 original stories blending fantasy, drama, humor, and romance.
On January 27th, I asked if any women of color out there were interested in making comics about queer witches of color, an archetype near and dear to me... The answer was a resounding yes. POWER & MAGIC is brought to you by a team of 17 women, demigirls, and bigender creators of color.
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.
After 7 months of hard work to complete the anthology, we're ready for your orders! 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.
Back POWER & MAGIC today to make the magic possible!
- Aatmaja Pandya (Travelogue, Baker’s Dozen, Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers)
- Ann Xu (3 AM Anthology)
- Arianne Hokoki
- Coco Candelario
- FYDBAC (i.pity.mé, RAW: Hannibal/Will Fanthology, Monster Anthology Volume 2: Demon Edition)
- Gabrielle Robinson and Hannah Lazarte (Weird: A VCU Comics Anthology, Rebels: A VCU Comics Anthology, Emanata Presents: Kin Volume 3)
- Jemma Salume (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 2, Broken Telephone)
- Joamette Gil (The Solidarity Struggle, EverydayFeminism.com, Dates Anthology)
- Juliette G.M.M. Lopez
- Maria Llorens and Devaki Neogi (Curb Stomp, Mumbai Confidential)
- Naomi Franquiz
- Natasha L. Barredo
- Nivedita Sekar (Mermaid, Mehndi)
- Veronica Agarwal (Elements: Fire, Tiny Chef, and Magical Girl Problems, Magical Girl Solutions)
- Vexingly Yours (Forgotten Roots)
- Cover: Ashe Samuels
$10 Or More: DRM-Free PDF Download of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.
$15 Or More: Kickstarter-Exclusive Digital Wallpapers (3)
$20 Or More: Physical softcover copy of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.
$35 Or More: Kickstarter-Exclusive Bookplate illustrated by FYDBAC.
$60 Retail Level: Backers associated with a comic book shop or book store may purchase five (5) copies of POWER & MAGIC at wholesale price.
$75 Or More: Your name printed in the acknowledgements section of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.
$100 Or More: Black-and-white 5"x7" sketch commission from a random POWER & MAGIC creator (limited to 30 backers).
$150 Or More: Handwritten dedication from the editor + random witch doodle in your physical copy of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology (limited to 27 backers).
$37,000: Three (3) more postcards added for all $50+ backers: Ashe, Death, and Light!
$41,500: Limited-edition variant cover printing of POWER & MAGIC featuring cover art by Asia Kendrick-Horton!
Creators and creative teams will receive a $5/page compensation increase for every $5,000 raised above our goal ad infinitum!
- Corey Ranson
- Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
- Audrey Redpath & The Nostromo Crew
- Tee Franklin (#BlackComicsMonth)
- Lynn Cyrin
- Taneka Stotts
- Mey Valdivia Rude
- C. Spike Trotman (for lighting the way)
Video Production: Lucia Retamales
Music: "Across The Sky" by Kevin Hartnell (via FreeMusicArchive.org)
Risks and challenges
From quadruple-checking our numbers and tracking down the best printer for the job, to studying and consulting with successful comics KS veterans - we've done our homework. 13/15 comics are already completed, and 2 are wrapping up as we speak. Printing and shipping delays are the only potential risk.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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