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Comics about queer witches of color created by 17 women, demigirls, and bigender people of color!
Comics about queer witches of color created by 17 women, demigirls, and bigender people of color!
Comics about queer witches of color created by 17 women, demigirls, and bigender people of color!
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Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology

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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.

Left to Right: Comics by Vexingly Yours, Juliette G.M.M. Lopez, Natasha L. Barredo, and Jemma Salume.
Left to Right: Comics by Vexingly Yours, Juliette G.M.M. Lopez, Natasha L. Barredo, and Jemma Salume.

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!

POWER & MAGIC is edited by Joamette Gil, a queer Afro-Cuban cartoonist and founder of P&M Press. You can learn more about P&M Press, our mission, and our journey at PowerAndMagicPress.com.

Top: Nivedita Sekar, Naomi Franquiz | Bottom: Ann Xu, Aatmaja Pandya.
Top: Nivedita Sekar, Naomi Franquiz | Bottom: Ann Xu, Aatmaja Pandya.

 

Left to Right: Gabrielle Robinson and Hannah Lazarte, Arianne Hokoki.
Left to Right: Gabrielle Robinson and Hannah Lazarte, Arianne Hokoki.

 

$10 Or More: DRM-Free PDF Download of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.

Cover illustration by Ashe Samuels. Layout not final.
Cover illustration by Ashe Samuels. Layout not final.

 $15 Or More: Kickstarter-Exclusive Digital Wallpapers (3)

Left to Right: Juliette G.M.M. Lopez, Naomi Franquiz, and Joamette Gil (w/ colors by Corey Ranson)
Left to Right: Juliette G.M.M. Lopez, Naomi Franquiz, and Joamette Gil (w/ colors by Corey Ranson)

$20 Or More: Physical softcover copy of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.

Cover illustration by Ashe Samuels. Layout not final.
Cover illustration by Ashe Samuels. Layout not final.

 $35 Or More: Kickstarter-Exclusive Bookplate illustrated by FYDBAC.

$50 Or More: Kickstarter-Exclusive Postcard Pack featuring art by Coco CandelarioNaomi Franquiz, and Natasha L. Barredo.

$60 Retail Level: Backers associated with a comic book shop or book store may purchase five (5) copies of POWER & MAGIC at wholesale price.

Cover illustration by Ashe Samuels. Layout not final.
Cover illustration by Ashe Samuels. Layout not final.

$75 Or More: Your name printed in the acknowledgements section of POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology.

Layout not final.
Layout not final.

$100 Or More: Black-and-white 5"x7" sketch commission from a random POWER & MAGIC creator (limited to 30 backers).

Top: Nivedita Sekar, Jemma Salume, Veronica Agarwal | Bottom: Vexingly Yours, Arianne Hokoki, Juliette GMM Lopez
Top: Nivedita Sekar, Jemma Salume, Veronica Agarwal | Bottom: Vexingly Yours, Arianne Hokoki, Juliette GMM Lopez

$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).

Layout not final.
Layout not final.

 $250 Or More: Full color 5"x8" commissions from Ann Xu, Arianne Hokoki, Naomi FranquizNatasha L. Barredo, and Vexingly Yours (limited to 1 backer per artist). 

 

$37,000: Three (3) more postcards added for all $50+ backers: Ashe, Death, and Light

Art samples only. Not final designs. Third sample copyright Silverstring Media.
Art samples only. Not final designs. Third sample copyright Silverstring Media.

$41,500: Limited-edition variant cover printing of POWER & MAGIC  featuring cover art by Asia Kendrick-Horton!

Art sample by Asia Kendrick-Horton. Not final design.
Art sample by Asia Kendrick-Horton. Not final design.

 

 

Creators and creative teams will receive a $5/page compensation increase for every $5,000 raised above our goal ad infinitum!

Current Page Rate: $105 USD
Current Page Rate: $105 USD

 

 Special Thanks:

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.

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    A personalized commission by Naomi Franquiz (5"x8", full color).

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    A personalized commission by Ann Xu (5"x8", full color).

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    A personalized commission by Vexingly Yours (5"x8", full color).

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