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About

Hello! We're Visionary Comics -- Jazmine Joyner and Nestor Gomez -- Incase you don't know us already, we are the little store that could! We've been at our current home in Riverside, CA for just under a year, and our little independent comic shop has outgrown our current storefront so we're reaching out to the wider comic book community to help us expand!

Visionary Comics is our baby, and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have gotten from the local community of Riverside. Our next step will be to move to a larger store where we can better supply our large, diverse customer base and create an inclusive comic book space in Riverside!

Our mission is always to promote inclusivity and accessibility! Our owner Jazmine Joyner is a disabled black woman, actually the first disabled black woman to own a comic shop in the US! Which is not just amazing, but also makes it a little harder for us to take our next step! Which is why we are asking for your help!

Our goal of $6000 would allow us to easily move into our new storefront and make sure it's completely accessible and amazing for all of our customers! As two young people of color it's been almost impossible for us to get a small business loan to enable this small move which would make a huge difference!

We are already a community space, with regular free events and local small press section, but the size of our current store has held us back from truly reaching our full potential as the radical, accessible, inclusive art space that we know we can be. Our close connections with Riverside's thriving arts scene means we are inundated with incredible people wanting to collaborate with us on future projects, we just need the space!

In our new shop, we would be able to run regular zine workshops, games nights and community arts events as well as having a far more expansive and varied inventory! Our pull lists are currently taking up almost half of our store, so we would be able to dedicate proper space to those, and really be able to focus on making our customer experience even better!

Visionary Comics has come so far, but has so much more to offer! So please help us out! Become part of the Visionary Comics community today! 

Risks and challenges

Obviously moving an entire shop can be quite a daunting task, but luckily for us we'll be moving to a great space really close to our current store so it won't be that much of a challenge!

With our already established customer base, and great connections within the local business community we are lucky enough to have the support needed to create an even better version of our already wonderful store!

We are both already business owners, and there is little risk in our moving the shop, as we have already recouped our expenses and smashed all expectations in our first year of business!

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    Visionary Comics Sticker & Bookmark Pack

    If you pledge $1, you will receive a Visionary Comics Exclusive Sticker and Bookmark set!

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    We Thank You Pledge

    If you pledge $5 we will put your name on our "Thank You Wall" . So your contribution can be a part of our store. This pledge also includes the sticker book mark set.

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    10-Year Metal Memebership

    If you pledge $10, you will receive a 10-year membership at Visionary Comics! Every Membership comes with a Kickstarter Exclusive metal membership card. Soo metal! You'll also receive all the previous rewards.

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    If you pledge $20, you will receive all previous rewards and an exclusive Kickstarter only Visionary Comics T-shirt designed by a local artist.

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    If you pledge $40, you will receive all previous rewards and an exclusive to this pledge Kickstart Limited Edition T-shirt and Visionary Comics sticker pack.

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    VIP Party Pledge

    If you choose this reward you get everything previously mentioned, and an invitation to the private opening party the day before the Grand Opening. The private party will have Games, food, prizes, and giveaways

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    The hero pledge gets you all the for mentioned awards and your name on the dedicated Hero Plaque in the new store.

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    Black Comix Volume 1

    We have three amazing copies of Black Comix for the lovely people who would like to donate to our shop.
    You will not only get this lovely rare book, but you will also receive an invite to the VIP party.
    Synopsis of the book: The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past ten years, the artists, writers, and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context.

    With a foreword by Keith Knight and over 50 contributors, including Phonzie Davis, Jan-Michael Franklin, Frances Liddell, Kenjji Marshall, Lance Tooks, Rob Stull, Ashley A. Woods and many, more, the cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy. This book is a must-have for comics readers.

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