Sliced Quarterly Vol. 1 - An Experimental Comic Anthology
Sliced Quarterly Vol. 1 collects 4 issues of the experimental comic anthology. We showcase simple stories told in extraordinary ways.
Sliced Quarterly Vol. #1 will collect issues #1-4 of the experimental comic anthology that has been published for the last year digitally. The book will include over 120 full colour pages perfect bound into a trade paperback format.
Sliced Quarterly is a playground for creators to experiment with the comic book narrative. We aim to showcase simple, authentic, literary stories told in extraordinary ways. Creators are invited to test the traditional norms of the medium, and in so doing, elevate how they connect and communicate with the reader. Each issue displays the value of sequential narrative art in it’s ability to be insightful, emotive and provocative.
HOW the story is told is as important as WHAT it’s about.
All four issues can be read and downloaded for free on our website, so you really can try before you buy, however the book will also include bonus material not available in the website editions. Previews of the bonus comics will be released during the campaign - www.slicedquarterly.co.uk
Volume #1 Cover image by SJ McCune.
Meta Affliction by Ken Reynolds
Self(ie)Obsessed Script: Chris Sides Art: Maximilian Meier Design & Letters by Ken Reynolds
Limits by SJ McCune
My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion by Andrew PawleyREVIEWS
I’ve given careful thought to producing rewards that will give added value to buyers, without the cost of those rewards inflating the target to an extent that the main point of the campaign is lost. In short, the print run is the big deal, these extra rewards are a bonus.
Digital Indie ‘Mega-Bundle’
I’m very mindful of the fact that postage costs for a large book (compared to a single issue comic) will inflate to nearly the cost of the book itself. So I wanted to be sure to offer a robust digital reward package.
To this end, our contributors and supporters have generously banded together to offer this huge haul of digital comics. Including: - Sliced Quarterly Vol#1, Cognition #0 & #1 (Ken Reynolds & Sam Bentley), Magpie (Kathryn Briggs), 100% Biodegradable #1-6 (Dave Hailwood), Sh*t Flingers Vol #1 (Jimmy Furlong), Dark Matter & Whispering Sands (Chris Sides), City War - Short Stories GN (SJ McCune), Galaxafreaks #1-2 (Andrew Pawley), Mizzle #1 (Cat Byrne), Brethren Born #1 (Jon Laight), Wart #1 (Chris Welsh), Stencroad #1 (Paul Andrew Kemble), The Pull List #1 & #2 (Alex Thomas) & Zing (Tara Lucy).
That’s 2 trades, 22 single issues & 2 magazines of indie comic goodness.
A numbered run of 75 bookplates, specific to this Kickstarter Campaign. Each one will be signed by Ken Reynolds (Editor), and feature a sketch from one of the following contributing artists: Gareth A. Hopkins, Kathryn Briggs, Ben Peter Johnson, Andrew Pawley, Denis Vermesse, Cat Byrne, Simon Mackie, Tony Suleri, Jenny Mure & Tara Lucy.
The card will be randomly distributed.
A set of 5 postcards featuring our cover art, 148x105mm, thick stock, coated front for the artwork, with a matte finish on the back.
Comic Narrative Colouring Book
An A5, 12 page colouring book featuring art from Sliced Vol. #1, ready to be reinterpreted by you!
Ken Reynolds (Editor of Sliced) will review and give written feedback on your full issue (24 comic pages) script or any 3 short comics (that do not exceed a total of 24 comic pages). This includes: Script review, written feedback, digital pdf annotations (if applicable), 1 further review after revisions.
Lettering Services by Ken Reynolds
Ken will letter your comic short story or a full issue in a deal that works out to a reduction on his usual page rate. You can see samples of his previous work here - http://kenreynoldsdesign.deviantart.com/gallery/ - Or just give the 4 issues of Sliced a read, most of the lettering was completed by him.
We’re happy to offer a package deal to any comic/book shops that would like to stock Sliced Quarterly Vol. #1. The pack features 5x books, 5x postcards sets, 5x colouring books and 5x of anything that is added as a stretch goal.
Your shop will also get a prominent mention at the back of the book including address, contact details and website listing as an industry supporter.
Total package RRP £100. Proof of business address will be required.
You can add additional rewards to your pledge. *APPLIES TO PHYSICAL REWARD TIERS ONLY*
Extra Postcard sets - £3 per set
Extra Colouring Books - £5 (Limited to 1 additional book per pledge.)
Extra Indie Digital ‘Mega-bundle’ - £5
To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these instructions:
1. Press the ‘Manage Your Pledge’ Button. If you have not pledged yet, it will say ‘Back this Project’.
2. Increase your pledge in the ‘Pledge Amount’ box by the total amount of the items you want to add.
3. Once the Kickstarter campaign ends you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can clarify your choices.
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal on this project. The main content of the book is ready to go to print. All rewards and Kickstarter exclusives will go into production as soon as the campaign ends.
I hope to be able to fulfill all rewards within 8 weeks after a successful campaign ends. I have geared all the work involved in creating and delivering the rewards towards the skill-set, experience and contacts I have gained through working in the design industry for over 10 years.
If there are any unforeseen problems, I will be transparent and upfront about it, while keeping all backers updated as I solve them.
I have 2 successful campaigns behind me this year and I feel totally confident that I’ll be able to deliver on all of the promises set out above.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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