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Continuing our anthology of hope through tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse. You Are Not Alone
Continuing our anthology of hope through tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse. You Are Not Alone
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WE DID IT. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BACKED THIS PROJECT AND SPREAD THE WORD. YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 IS A GO AND NOW WE TURN OUR ATTENTION TO STRETCH GOALS

STRETCH GOAL #2- $3500- If we reach this goal, we'll make every backer eligible for a Free PDF of YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 and unlock a 3rd Variant cover. 

STRETCH GOAL #1- $3000- UNLOCKED!!! We are increasing the page count of YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 and opening submissions back up for writers for a limited time only. Submission guidelines can be found here- http://www.grayhavencomics.com/submit/

OUR PROJECT 

Over the past four years GrayHaven Comics has published over 50 comics (with contributions from over 250 talented writers and artists) including THE GATHERING anthology, LIMITLESS projects, and OGNs such as the SCI-FI/HORROR OGN and the first YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE was our most ambitious project to date. In the Fall of 2013 I was honored to take home the award for Comic Book Creator of the Year by Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek Awards for the work done on YOU ARE NOT ALONE

With Book One printed and out to backer, fans and youth organizations alike, it's time to revisit this very important project with our follow up: YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2

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. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE- IN THE NEWS

COMIC BASTARDS 5/5 REVIEW-
http://comicbastards.com/review-you-are-not-alone-ogn/

GEEKADELPHIA- 
http://www.geekadelphia.com/2014/03/06/you-are-still-not-alone-a-qa-with-drew-goletz-of-grayhaven-comics/

METRO PHILLY-
http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/news/local/2014/02/19/bullying-addressed-in-graphic-novel-with-help-from-local-writer/

GEEKADELPHIA 2- 
http://www.geekadelphia.com/2014/02/07/you-are-not-alone-graphic-novel-anthology-now-available/

BLEEDING COOL- 
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/02/17/325344/

GRAPHIC POLICY-
http://graphicpolicy.com/tag/grayhaven-comics/

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? There were so many stories that needed to be told and wouldn't fit into the first volume. So many more people that could be reached by a project like this. We simply couldn't stop at one volume. 

This is not a political statement. This is a statement of being good to your fellow man. 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.  

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. .

GEORGE AMARU STANDARD YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 COVER

We reached the 80% mark! Thank you so much for your support. As promised here's a look at Kelly Williams' art for the YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 Variant Cover. When we hit 100% funding one lucky person will get a chance to own the original artwork to this variant. 

 RICK MARCKS' VARIANT 3 COVER TO YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2

 Rick Marcks Variant 3 YANA 2 Cover

Risks and challenges

Other than delays in our production schedule causing delays in printed comics I think we've fulfilled reward obligations pretty well for previous Kickstarts including the first YOU ARE NOT ALONE 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 that will allow us more time to get the finished book ready.

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    Comic Retailers!!! If you are a comic store in PA, NJ, DE or NY (near NYC) several of the GrayHaven editors and talent who worked on YOU ARE NOT ALONE and 2 will come to your shop to do a special signing of the book along with 10 copies of the book free to the retailer (your choice of covers). We can also bring all the other books we've published and make it even more of an event.

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