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CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is a comic anthology about mental illness, physical illness and healthcare experiences.
CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is a comic anthology about mental illness, physical illness and healthcare experiences.
CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is a comic anthology about mental illness, physical illness and healthcare experiences.
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CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments

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CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is an anthology about illness, both mental and physical, in any form as well as healthcare experiences. It is a full color book with over 200 pages of content from some incredibly talented folks tackling a huge variety of personal, scary, hilarious, and poignant topics regarding illness. There are 40 stories ranging from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, from what it is to care for a sick person to tackling the stigma of a chronic illness yourself. 

From "The Curse" by Christof Bogacs and Kaska Gazdowna
From "The Curse" by Christof Bogacs and Kaska Gazdowna

Everyone’s been sick at some point, some for short periods, some for their entire lives. We are all united by the fact that we navigate the world with our bodies, and it deeply affects the way we exist. Everyone has a story. Stories have the power to spark empathy. These stories of illness connect us, remove the fear of the disabled and the unknown. After all, health is a funny thing like that. Most don’t really think about their own health until it’s compromised.

My own experience as a Type 1 Diabetic made me reflect on the lack of narratives about visible or invisible disabilities. Despite the fact that everyone has encountered illness there are very few stories about the experience in our popular narrative. It is my hope that with this project, we can begin the overdue conversation about health, healthcare, and empathy.

From "A Twisted Tale" by Ryan Estrada
From "A Twisted Tale" by Ryan Estrada

We are Kickstarting to cover creator fees and printing costs. Please help us make CORPUS a reality!

Our Roster of Creators:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

From "Bathroom Break" by DCS
From "Bathroom Break" by DCS

 

From "Odin's Eye" by Cody Sousa and Ben D'Amico
From "Odin's Eye" by Cody Sousa and Ben D'Amico

 

REWARDS

 

If you would like to add an extra copy of the book to your order, add $25 to your donation!

Physical Copy will be a softcover
Physical Copy will be a softcover

 The Postcard Set will be printed on 5X7 premium paper.

HARDCOVER EDITION - UNLOCKED!

UNLOCKED!
UNLOCKED!

Our first stretch goal has been unlocked! Featuring art by Mark Wang, the limited edition hardcover will have gorgeous embossing against a matte cover. 

 

Close-Up of the Postcard Set
Close-Up of the Postcard Set

The Enamel Pin is a 1.5" cut-out with raised floral details featuring the figure from the book's cover.

Close-Up of the Enamel Pin
Close-Up of the Enamel Pin

Our Kickstarter exclusive art print, drawn by Jen Vaughn (GOOSEBUMPS, THE SECRET LOVE OF GEEKS) will be printed on 8X10 premium paper.

by Jen Vaughn
by Jen Vaughn

 

COMMISSION TIER REWARDS

NOTE: If you would like to add an enamel pin, a postcard set, or an art print, just add $15 to your donation!

FULL BODY FIGURE BY OLIVIA MERCURIO
Olivia Mercurio is offering a digital simple background, full color, full body figure.

Commission by Olivia Mercurio
Commission by Olivia Mercurio

TWO CHARACTER COMMISSION BY DCS
DCS is offering a digital two character, simple background, full color digital commission of your choosing. 

Commission by DCS
Commission by DCS

 

PORTRAIT BY HALEY BOROS
Haley Boros is contributing a digital portrait of your choosing, including OCs, couples, and pets!

Portrait by Haley Boros
Portrait by Haley Boros

 

COMMISSION BY EMILY PEARSON
Emily Pearson is contributing a digital full color image, including up to two characters of your choice and a simple background.

Image by Emily Pearson
Image by Emily Pearson

 

COMMISSION BY REBECCA FARROW
Rebecca Farrow is contributing a digital full color, full body figure of your choice.

Image by Rebecca Farrow
Image by Rebecca Farrow

 

COMMISSION BY SOO LEE
Soo Lee is offering a traditional art drawing, size 8X10, in black and white. 

Image by Soo Lee
Image by Soo Lee

COMMISSION BY PHILIP SEVY
Philip Sevy is offering a black and white traditional art commission, which will be 9X12 in size and will feature a full body figure of your choice!

 

Image by Philip Sevy
Image by Philip Sevy

 

STRETCH GOALS!

 At 30K, we will be able to add FOUR MORE STORIES to CORPUS! With work by Ken Lowery, Brogan Luke Bouwhuis, Libby Van Bunte, Silvia Carrus waiting to add even more diverse and amazing stories to CORPUS.

 

Risks and challenges

Although this is my first Kickstarter, I have extensive experience with the entire process of making a book from start to finish, as well as plenty of experience with mail-outs. Our roster is filled with seasoned professionals, and I have complete confidence that everything will run smoothly.

There are things outside of my control, such as technology failing, delayed shipments, human error, and so on. However, I have failsafes and put backups in the schedule. Otherwise, I will work to make sure all the backers are informed of our progress and that things are handled swiftly.

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    SIGNED COPY of 4 Kids Walk into a Bank!

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    You will receive an high resolution digital commission from artist DarkChibiShadow! It will be in full color, with two characters of your choice and a simple background. You will also receive a digital and physical copy of CORPUS, as well as your name in the acknowledgements!

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    Commission from Olivia Mercurio

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    Commission from Emily Pearson

    You will receive an original digital commission from artist Emily Pearson! (THE WILDS) including up to two characters with a simple background! You will also receive a digital copy of CORPUS, a physical softcover copy of CORPUS, and your name in the acknowledgements!

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    Commission from Rebecca Farrow

    You will receive an original digital full body, full color commission of one figure by artist Rebecca Farrow! You will also receive a digital and physical copy of CORPUS, as well as your name in the acknowledgements!

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    You will receive a traditional original black and white drawing from artist Soo Lee of a full body figure of your choosing! It is 8X10 in size. You will also receive a digital and physical copy of CORPUS, as well as your name in the acknowledgements!

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    Commission from Philip Sevy

    You will receive a traditional original black and white drawing from artist Philip Sevy of a full body figure of your choosing! It is 9X12 in size. You will also receive a digital and physical copy of CORPUS, as well as your name in the acknowledgements!

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