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An anthology of sci-fi comics/illustration/text showcasing diverse creators, characters, and tones—with no war/imperialism narratives!
An anthology of sci-fi comics/illustration/text showcasing diverse creators, characters, and tones—with no war/imperialism narratives!
An anthology of sci-fi comics/illustration/text showcasing diverse creators, characters, and tones—with no war/imperialism narratives!
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While the sci-fi and space fiction genres, in theory, are about the infinite possibilities promised by outer space and the future, they have become dominated by the same imperialist tropes and narratives, about the same types of characters. Enough Space for Everyone Else aims to reclaim these genres and the notion of infinite possibility... both in what kinds of stories and whose stories can be told in these genres.

Enough Space for Everyone Else includes:

  • Cover Art by Eryn Williams
  • Art by Kodi Steffen, Claudia Rinofner, Zoe Maxine, and Elemei
  • New Comics by Megan Kearney, Alice Gao, Z Akhmetova, Kristen Gudsnuk/Benito Cereno, Niki Smith/Kori Handwerker, Anna Landin, Constanza Yovaniniz, Debbie Fong, Caitlin Major, Megan Gedris, Mari Costa, Patabot, Sigmund Reimann, Jon Vanneste, Jeff Laclede, Eryn Williams, Simon Lindenthaler, Diana Nock, Courtney Hahn, Tod Wills, VER, and Sarah Winifred Searle
  • Text Stories by TS Porter, S. Pace Smith, and Samantha Rich

THE BOOK

Enough Space for Everyone Else is a 6" x 9" softcover of approximately 250 pages of mixed art and text.

THE HISTORY

Enough Space for Everyone Else began with the realization that there are a lot of people with an interest in or passion for space fiction and sci-fi, but have a hard time finding anything that isn’t focused on the same tropes—e.g. conquest, imperialism, and war. While there is certainly room for those sorts of stories, they shouldn’t dominate a genre that is supposed to be about infinite possibilities.

That’s why I set out to create an anthology that invited some of the most talented up-and-coming writers and artists of the day to really get creative, and to explore some of the untapped potential for what the sci-fi and space fiction genres can be about.

WHO'S INVOLVED

Publisher

Hope Nicholson's Bedside Press (Brok Windsor, Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Nelvana of the Northern Lights) is proud to be publishing this anthology!

Editors

J.N. Monk (Disruption, StarHammer) That's me!

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Lee Black (Atomic Robo)

Below is sample art only meant to indicate the artist's style, unless otherwise noted:

Comics

Diana Nock (Wonderlust) - "Like a Diamond - A story about finding comfort even in the most perilous of moments.

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Megan Kearney (Beauty and the Beast) - "The Briar Rose" - A sci-fi retelling of the classic fairy tale.

Alice Gao - "Lacuna" - A meditation on the hypersleep dreams of robots and humans alike.

Z Akhmetova (Gods Can't Die) "Stargazer Jr" - In a voyage across the stars, it can take a simple act of familial love to anchor us.

Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl)/Benito Cereno (Hector Plasm, The Mummy's Sabbatical, The Tick) - Thrilling adventures! Intrepid women! Flying dinosaurs! ...in space!

Niki Smith (Some Did Rest)/Kori Handwerker (Dovetail/The Other Side) - "Feedback Loop" - Friendship and the space-time continuum can react with each other in some unexpected ways.

Anna Landin (Grassblades) - "At the Foot of the Sky" - Big dreams are shared in a small corner of the universe.

Constanza Yovaniniz (Postcards in Braille) - "Gravity First Felt" - A lifelong astronaut experiences planetbound gravity for the first time.

Debbie Fong - "The Edge" - What lies at the very edge of space?

Caitlin Major - "Transported" - A simple malfunction during a routine teleportation bears life-altering consequences.

Megan Gedris (Eat Me) - "The Transplant" - A bit of mundane interplanetary tourism goes hilariously awry.

Mari Costa (Peritale)  "Misaligned" - Even the designers of the cosmos can be sensitive about their art.

Patabot (BFGFS) - "Imagine Space" - A child ponders what outer space might REALLY be like.

Sigmund Reimann - "Lost In Space" - In the cold void of space, compassion has value—and limitations. 

Jon Vanneste - "Turtles" - In space, it's not just turtles all the way down, but turtles in infinite, uncountable directions.

Jeff Laclede (El Indon) - "Fourth Shift" - A comic about demotions and planetary designs.

Eryn Williams - "The Sky Is Falling"/Cover Art & Design - Interstellar philosophy and eggs—both can get very messy if you aren't careful.

Simon Lindenthaler (The Next Few Steps) - In this comic a young woman fantasizes while floating in space.

Courtney Hahn - "Groceries" - Nothing like a good, ol' fashioned meal to bring sentient lifeforms together.

Tod Wills - "Art Pirates" - Art competitions, aliens, pirates! What more could you want?

VER - "Habitus" - Leaving solid ground to live and work amongst the stars brings a bittersweet new beginning.

Sarah Winifred Searle (Smut Peddler 2014) - Faith is a tricky thing. Even in space.

Illustrations

Claudia Rinofner

 

Zoe Maxine

Elemei

Kodi Steffen

Text Stories

TS Porter (Sand Raiders) -  "The Sailor's Market" - Old friends meet again in this prose story.

S.Pace Smith -  "The Fishbowl"- Even would-be explorers have day jobs.

Samantha Rich - "Starflowers" - A story about dangerous—yet beautiful—art.

Budget Breakdown 

Budget is based on a 1000 copy print run

38% is going directly to the artists & writers involved with the project

8% is going to the editors

3% to pay for the cover and interior design for the book

14% will be used for printing the book

24% will be used for shipping the book

3% is for emergency scenarios like change in postage or lost items9% is for Kickstarter fees

Stretch Goal

75% of any funds after expenses raised above the minimum goal will be distributed equally among the writers/artists of the project after the book is printed and shipped to funders. There is no cap/benchmark to this.

NEW REWARD!

If you pledge $35 or more you get a digital copy of the book, a physical copy of the book AND an iron-on SPACE CADET patch designed by contributor Debbie Fong!

 

Risks and challenges

While this is my first Kickstarter, Enough Space For Everyone Else is being published by Hope Nicholson's Bedside Press (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Brok Windsor, Nelvana of the Northern Lights). Once this reaches the funding goal, it will be in the hands of an experienced professional who has successfully fulfilled multiple Kickstarters in the past.

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