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A comic anthology from the non-profit group of talented Michigan artists and writers, The Michigan Comic Collective.
A comic anthology from the non-profit group of talented Michigan artists and writers, The Michigan Comic Collective.
142 backers pledged $8,455 to help bring this project to life.

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Another stretch goal reached!

Wow!  Thanks to everybody who came out of the woodwork to push us to our SECOND stretch goal with more than one week to go! We would love to see the campaign hit $10K before the end. Can it happen? With your help, it sure can!

First Stretch Goal - $5,000 UNLOCKED!

By meeting our first stretch goal, we are going to increase the print run of Volume 1 AND everybody who backed us at the $25+ levels will receive a limited edition MCC bookmark with art from the anthology!


Second Stretch Goal - $7,500 UNLOCKED!

Print run bumps up quite a bit more, we spread the anthology to even more stores, and everybody at $25 and up gets a limited edition, signed, and numbered customized playing card designed by one of our artists.


Third Stretch Goal - $10,000 (can we make it? Yes we can!)

Funding for Volume 2 unlocked!  That's right!  An entirely new anthology we've got waiting in the wings for release NEXT SUMMER will also be completely funded.  And guess what!?!?  Anybody pledging 25$ and up will get them both.  Pledge now and get two huge anthologies!!


Fourth Stretch Goal - $15,000

I can't believe I even just typed that number....If this happens I may travel around the world and hug each and every backer...AND...anybody backing at $50 and up will receive a limited edition HARDCOVER version of Volume 1 and the paperback version of volume 2!

Who We Are

The Michigan Comic Collective is a state-wide initiative created to provide an outlet for Michigan native and Michigan-based writers and artists to get their work out there for people to see. What started as a small group of local friends wanting to do some comic projects together quickly ballooned into a group approaching 30 collaborators and a number of locally-owned comic shops. By partnering with brick and mortar retail comic stores we strive to be a pipeline for Michigan creators to see their work on the shelves of their local comic book store and to have fans in the state enjoy their high-quality, home-grown entertainment.

Our First Collaboration

The group soon decided that the best way to move forward was by creating a comic anthology giving Michigan comic lovers and beyond a taste of what MCC has to offer. After taking submissions and forming effective art teams, the 110+ page anthology is nearly complete and ready for our Michigan-based printer to produce the initial print run of 350 copies.

Our Goal

Providing we reach our $4,000 goal, our finances will break down thusly:

Printing costs:  $3,200 (350 full color copies, plus various prints for rewards)

Amazon/Kickstarter fees:  $400

Estimated Shipping Costs for rewards:  $400

Publicity and Marketing the Anthology

After printing, a huge signing event with all the MCC creators will take place at Coy's Comics in Saginaw, Michigan with all the pomp and circumstance we can muster.  A handful of copies are earmarked to go to the shelves of the other stores in Michigan that have partnered with us to help the project see the light of day.

The MCC Collaborators

Sean Seal - Travis McIntire - Andrew Iwamasa - Frankie Lang - Stephen Sharar - Zakk Saam - David Andres - Jason Jimenez - Brad Gischia - Tim Kenyon - Patrick Cline - Jeffrey Phillips - Joshua Werner - Jolyn Ohlendorf - Joe Freyre - Josh Sobek - Jason Lloyd  - Michael Wren - Heather Antos - Patrick Humphreys - Candra Stark -BJ Duvall - Greg Wright, Rob Garcia and MORE! 

Samples

John Vs. The Garden Page 2 Inks by Jason Lloyd
John Vs. The Garden Page 2 Inks by Jason Lloyd
The Well pg 4 Rough Draft by Sean Seal
The Well pg 4 Rough Draft by Sean Seal
Rough character sketching by Brad Gischia
Rough character sketching by Brad Gischia
The Hyperbolic Flip Conroy - Color trial by David Andres
The Hyperbolic Flip Conroy - Color trial by David Andres

 Thank you for your support!

We appreciate your support in making this project a reality and helping us foster the arts in Michigan.

Risks and challenges

As with any publishing project, multiple difficulties can rear up. You can run into deadline issues, printing problems, formatting issues, etc. This group of people combines the talents from multiple disciplines and levels of experience. Several members have worked professionally in the publishing and art world for years and many have experience both creating and selling comic work. We feel confident that we have the experience and expertise necessary to create a smooth project that will hit all deadlines.

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    A hearty "Thank You" from all the folks at the Michigan Comics Collective, publicly acknowledged through our social media sites!

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    Every single reward! You get it all! Including our undying admiration and gratitude! (Volume 2 anthology will ship when available. September 2015)

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