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A 200+ page anthology of hope with tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse. You Are Not Alone

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WE DID IT! NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED BELOW

NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED: Thanks to you, this project will become a reality and now we want to go...bigger...and the following STRETCH GOALS will help us get there. In addition to the newly added rewards below, increased funding will allow us to create even more copies (over 600 additional ones) of this very special project. 

$7500: DIGITAL FOR EVERYONE- If we hit this goal not only are we going to be able to print another 400 copies of the book but every backer will receive a free digital version of YOU ARE NOT ALONE

$10000: BECAUSE NO ONE DEMANDED IT- We've threatened it before but it's never come to pass. If we hit the 10K mark we will do the 'Men of GrayHaven Editorial' Calendar and every backer pledging over $50 will receive one. More important, we're able to add another 400 copies of YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

$3200: INCREASED PAGE COUNT- We were already looking at over 150 pages for this volume but had to leave a lot of good stories out due to print costs. If we reach 3200 we'll increase the page count to 200 pages. It will also give us an opportunity to print an additional 150 copies of the book.

STRETCH GOAL: UNLOCKED 

$4000: 2ND and 3RD VARIANT COVERS UNLOCKED- Pledgers already have a choice between the Standard and Variant Covers, so we'll give you a 3rd option with another Variant Cover by the artist from the acclaimed Image series HARVEST: Colin Lorimer. Donal DeLay, a regular GrayHaven artist and creator of LEGEND OF TANIN will also be doing a 4th cover. When this level is unlocked we'll also be able to print another 250 copies. 
STRETCH GOAL: UNLOCKED

$5500: THANK YOU LIST- At this level every pledger will get to have their name printed in the book as a contributor and every backer pledging $5 dollars or more will get a YANA Button. We will also be able to add another 350 copies of the book to get printed when this level is unlocked.
STRETCH GOAL: UNLOCKED

OUR PROJECT

Over the past three years GrayHaven Comics has released over 17 editions of THE GATHERING anthology, one shots like THE DUNES, ARCHIVES and THE DARK and are about to launch the PHASE TWO mini-series. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is our most ambitious project to date. This very special 200 page anthology (released in trade paperback size) will feature the work of nearly 100 comic book creators from small press talent to pros like Raven Gregory, Dirk Manning, Michael Moreci, Patrick Shand, Gail Simone and Len Wallace. Once again new and upcoming creators will have an opportunity to see their work published alongside some fantastic pro creators for an important creative cause.

To those who have suffered in silence facing abuse because of the color of your skin, sexual orientation, weight, or interests. To those who are depressed and feel there is no place left to turn...YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Along with our own money that's been allocated for the project, successful funding of this Kickstarter will allow us to print upwards of 1000 copies of the book.

Links to Interviews About YOUR ARE NOT ALONE:

NerdSpan- http://www.nerdspan.com/you-are-not-alone-an-anti-bullying-comics-anthology/

Stash My Comics- http://www.stashmycomics.com/blog/crowd-funding-flash-projects-with-heart/

Wired/Geek Dad- http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/02/comic-combat-violence/?fb_action_ids=507656099285790&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

YOU ARE NOT ALONE- Variant Cover by Elias Martins

Why We're Doing This

What good is having the ability to reach people with our stories if we can’t put that to use in a beneficial way?
 
It goes beyond the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. It goes beyond the victims of Aurora. This is not about gun violence or gun control. This is not a political statement. This is a statement of being good to your fellow man.
 
This is about a 14 year old boy who took his own life after being bullied for coming out to his friends and classmates.
 
This is about a young African American who was tied to a locker at his High School as classmates taunted him with cheers of ‘slave for sale’
 
This is about the 11 year old developmentally challenged child who was held down on a kitchen table by four adults who took turns beating him.
 
This is about the victims of physical abuse and others like them
 
This is about the children who are ridiculed or worse because of the color of their skin. Their sexual orientation. Their mental capacity. Their weight. Their interests.
 
This is about the children who no longer feel safe going to the movies or to school.
 
This is about the millions of kids who suffer abuse and suffer in silence thinking that no one cares.
 
This project is designed to show that we hear you. People care. WE CARE. And what they can do to get help.
 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is a very special Graphic Novel Anthology featuring stories inspired but not based on real life events like the ones mentioned above. 

With this book we hope to give people the means to get help and know what to do should they ever witness or face such situations themselves. . 

 You Are Not Alone- Standard Cover by George Amaru

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Other than delays in our production schedule causing delays in printed comics I think we've fulfilled reward obligations pretty well for previous Kickstarts and this team has the experience to deliver the project as promised. We've allowed ourselves a bit of a longer period of time for production to coincide with the start of the new school year in September and that will allow us more time to get the finished book ready.

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