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An anthology of comics about punk & mental illness benefitting the Trevor Project and MusiCares.
An anthology of comics about punk & mental illness benefitting the Trevor Project and MusiCares.
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EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG: Comics on Punk & Mental Illness is a 120 page full-color comic featuring work from comic creators and bands. All proceeds from EiGW will be benefitting The Trevor Project and MusiCares so that they can continue doing important work. 

From "Anxiety Punk" by Shelby Criswell
From "Anxiety Punk" by Shelby Criswell

Editors Mark Bouchard and Megan Rae sought to shine a light on the intersection of punk and mental illness in order to contribute to the destigmatization of the latter while highlighting the work done by the punk community. EiGW accomplishes this by offering nearly 30 autobio pieces, fictional stories, and firsthand accounts.

We felt that the best way to get the word out about our own experiences, and reach others like us was to round up a few dozen comic creators and a handful of bands, and slap all the content behind a rad cover by Marie Enger.

Cover by Marie Enger
Cover by Marie Enger

CONTRIBUTORS: 

We've got a rad lineup of creators who work all across comics— from zines, comics criticism, and webcomics to established publishers, and retailers. 

We've also paired with some bands from all facets of punk for essays and comics. 

C O M I C S   C R E A T O R S 

MARIE ENGER (FHTAGN & Loathing, Regression) 

RYAN FERRIER (Kennel Block Blues, Rocko's Modern Life) + KATE SHERRON (The Amazing World of Gumball, The Casebook of Rabbit Black) 

AMIT CHAUHAN (Yakuza Demon Killers) + ELI POWELL (Yakuza Demon Killers, Infernoct) 

KATY REX (Jade Street Protection Services, Doctor Who) + JENNA CHA 

CAROLINE CASH (I'm So Punk, Trainwreck) 

CHRISTIAN SAGER (Valley of Ashes, Canaan Cult Revival) + RORI! (Femme Magnifique, Womanthology) 

ERIC PALICKI (No Angel, This Nightmare Kills Fascists) + MORAMIKE

RAY NADINE (Dollhouse, Dead!) 

LIANA KANGAS (Where We Live, Mine!) w/ JOE CORALLO (Mine!)

JACKIE REYNOLDS (The Divide & I) 

HALEY BOROS (CORPUS, They Have Issues) 

MATT MINER (Poser, GWAR Orgasmageddon) + LUKASZ KOWALCZUK (Violent Skate Bulldogs, Late Fees)

BILL MORAN (Oh God Get Out Get Out) + EMILY PEARSON (The Wilds)

CARA MCGEE (Dodge City, Black Canary) 

GABRIEL HOWELL (Romeo and Judas: The Mall) 

MARK BOUCHARD (Hell, On My Couch, The Hard Times) + KELLY WILLIAMS (Cast Out, WWE) + MICAH MYERS (Rat Queens Special: Orc Dave, Gingerdead Man Meets Killer Bong) 

SALLY CANTIRINO (Last Song, In The Cold) 

TAYLOR HOFFMAN (Black Cat Comics, Bloody Disgusting) + DAVE JORDAN (Sadman, Mitts) 

STUFY (Leaf Cheeks, Stufy) 

NADIA SHAMMAS (CORPUS) + ELISE SCHUENKE (Living Space) 

MATTHEW ERMAN (Long Lost, CORPUS Anthology) + SAM BECK (Verse, Songs for the Dead) 

SHELBY CRISWELL (Nightmare in Punk Alley, Gallivant) 

ANDREA KENDRICK (Destiny NY Vol 1: Who I Used To Be)

B A N D S: 

ADULT MOM

DAVEY DYNAMITE 

FRANK TURNER 

HIRS 

DAYS 'N DAZE + Jonas Goonface (Godshaper, Follow the Leader) 

WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY 

Thumbnails from "Love All the Time" by Sally Cantirino
Thumbnails from "Love All the Time" by Sally Cantirino

REWARDS 

We know you're just as stoked to get EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG in your hands as we are to put it there, but we thought it'd be a good idea to sweeten the pot. 

Anyone who pledges more than $5, or receives any of the below rewards will also have their name included in the 'Thank You' section at the back of the book. 

Digital / Physical edition of EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG

Cover by Marie Enger
Cover by Marie Enger

Our enamel pin is a 1.5inch hard enamel pin designed by Marie Enger

Enamel Pin Mock-Up by Marie Enger
Enamel Pin Mock-Up by Marie Enger

Our Kickstarter Exclusive print by Jen Hickman will be printed on 8x10 premium paper. 

by Jen Hickman
by Jen Hickman

In addition to these rewards, we will also be offering book bundles and art commissions from a number of creators involved with the project. All commissions and book bundles include a digital and physical copy of EiGW

Comics available to be bundled with EiGW are: 

DOLLHOUSE Volume 1: Gateway Songs by Ray Nadine

Ray Nadine's DOLLHOUSE Vol. 1
Ray Nadine's DOLLHOUSE Vol. 1

HELL ON MY COUCH by Mark Bouchard & Co. 

Interior page from H,oMC 2, by Mark Bouchard & Caroline Cash
Interior page from H,oMC 2, by Mark Bouchard & Caroline Cash

NO ANGEL #1-4 by Eric Palicki, Adrienne Palicki, Ari Syahrazad, and Jean-Paul Csuka

No Angel #1 Cover by Amancay Nahuelpan
No Angel #1 Cover by Amancay Nahuelpan

COMMISSION TIERS

Haley Boros will be offering 3 digital portrait commissions.

by Haley Boros
by Haley Boros

Sally Cantirino will be offering 2 digital commissions 

by Sally Cantirino
by Sally Cantirino

If you would like to add a book, a pin, or a print to your order, please add $15 (or $12 if a pin) to your order and specify. 

HOW YOUR PLEDGES WILL BE USED: 

$5,760 will be used to print and ship 1000 copies of EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG: Comics on Punk & Mental Illness and a physical proof to the editors. 

$2040 will be used to pay contributors a dramatically reduced rate of $20 per page.

$450 will be used to pay for book and cover design. 

$1000 will be used for the design, production, and shipping of all other physical rewards. All proceeds raised from the sale of this book will be contributed to the Trevor Project and MusiCares at a 75-25% spilt— 25% of sales will go to MusiCares and 75% of sales will benefit The Trevor Project

$750 will be used to cover Kickstarter and card fees. 

S  T  R  E  T  C  H    G  O  A  L  S

NOTHING IS OK! 

In case things really take off, we've got some rewards in place— all of which go towards increasing the length of the book, and paying contributors increased rates. 

FIRST STRETCH GOAL: $11,200: MORE COMICS!!

If we hit $11,200, we'll be adding 13 pages to the book, featuring stories from Brian Level (The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Lazarus), Cori Walters (Wrong Way, Spectra), Jen Vaughn (Goosebumps: Download and Die, Betty & Veronica: Vixens), and Nikki Ryan (The Family Trade)

SECOND STRETCH GOAL: $12,100: MORE COMICS!!

Fingers crossed we hit $12,100– because if we do, we'll be increasing the length of the book by another 10 pages. We'll be adding stories from Tres Dean (Joey Ryan: Big in Japan, Kill the Drug War) + Josh Hood (We Can Never Go Home, Star Trek), Cameron DeOrdio (Josie & the Pussycats) + Skylar Partridge (TBA from Black Mask), and more! 

THIRD STRETCH GOAL: $13,500: INCREASED PAY

If we hit our third stretch goal, we'll be increasing our page rate for all contributors by $10!!

FOURTH STRETCH GOAL: $15,000

If we hit our fourth stretch goal, we'll be increasing our page rate for all contributors by another $10!

Special Thanks: 

This project would not have been possible without the help of Marie Enger. We'd like to thank Nadia Shammas for her help and consultation on this campaign, Spike Trotman, whose model has completely changed the crowdfunding landscape in comics, Joe Corallo for providing us with feedback, and Black Cat Comics, SLC for allowing Mark to record their portion of the video in the shop.

Risks and challenges

We have some previous experience with Kickstarter as well as book production. The majority of the creators involved with this book are professionals who have worked in the industry for years.

However, there are parts of this project that are outside of our hands— there's always the potential for human error, and we while we're doing everything we can to ensure that everything goes smoothly— things could occur that are out of our hands. We have scheduled this project to account for that, but should anything occur, we intend to keep our backers in the loop while we work to resolve any problems.

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