WELCOME TO THE END! This is the final collection of Sliced Quarterly. The wonderful experiment that has lasted for over three years comes to stunning conclusion. This is your chance to complete the trilogy or experience all 3 books for the first time...
Sliced Quarterly Vol. #3 will collect issues #9-12 of the experimental comic anthology that has been published for the last year digitally. The book will include over 160 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 its ability to be insightful, emotive and provocative.
HOW the story is told is as important as WHAT it’s about.
All of our issues to date 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. - www.slicedquarterly.co.uk
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 Copy for £1
160+ pages of experimental comics for 100 pence. This is the easiest way to show your support for this book and get all of the content onto your devices in the form of a pdf.
Sliced is a community project and this is one way to try and spread it around and get as many eyes on the great work of our contributors as possible.
All 3 volumes for £3
450+ pages of experimental comics for 300 pence. Volumes 1 & 2 are only available in their collected forms via the Comichaus app, which is a streaming service. This Kickstarter campaign is the only way to get an actual file to keep.
Volume 3 will not be added to Comichaus for at least 6 months after this campaign has been fulfilled.
A numbered run of 25 bookplates, specific to this Kickstarter Campaign. Each one will be signed by Ken Reynolds (Editor), and feature a signed sketch from one of the following contributing artists: Sarah Harris, Tom Curry, Adam Jakes, David Thomas, Rosa Devine.
The cards will be randomly distributed.
Catch Up Bundles
There are VERY limited numbers remaining from the original print runs of Volume 1 & 2. This campaign is offering you the chance to get the whole collection, or to complete your set! The price point on these bundles are the cheapest at which these books have ever been offered.
My Life as a Cartoon (Comic Strip Collection)
To accompany your copy of Sliced Vol#3 you can pledge to receive 'My Life as a Cartoon' which is an autobio/graphic design comic strip collection by Sliced Editor Ken Reynolds (A5, 164 Pages , Perfect Bound). You can read the strips for FREE here - but this collection features over 50 additional strips that have never been in print before.
Original Cover Art Pieces
We're VERY lucky to be able to offer two original art pieces that have featured on our single issue covers (#9 & #10).
Ken Reynolds (editor of Sliced Quarterly) will read and provide written overview feedback, on your single issue comic book script or 2 short story scripts. Notes can include plot, pacing, imagery and dialogue. Basically, if you'd like a second pair of eyes to vet your work before making an investment in art this might be for you. This offer is for a single pass review with a one hour Skype chat to pick over the feedback and generally discuss your project.
“I’ve been lucky enough to receive feedback from Ken on a couple of scripts, and on each occasion his insight into how to improve the flow of the story and into how to distill what I’m trying to say in the story (even when I’m unsure myself) has been invaluable.” - Martin Feekins ('The Mighty Mykflex' and 'Meat' 2000AD Future Shocks)
"Ken has acted as Assistant Editor for 100% Biodegradable for almost two years. His insightful feedback on the submissions sent our way has turned many a potential rejection into an acceptance; he has a gift for salvaging scripts, and putting a new spin on old ideas. And thank goodness for his lettering skills! Without them, I'd have to letter everything with my crayons, and nobody wants that." - David Hailwood (Editor, 100% Biodegradable)
Ken will design your comic title logo. He is a graphic designer by trade and has provided the banner headers for many indie comic titles, as well as his own range of titles. A clear and impactful logo, when paired with a great cover image can help get your title some attention. Not only that but it can be a huge asset to use in your promotional efforts. You can see more of Ken's design work here.
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 - Or just give the 4 issues of Sliced a read, most of the lettering was completed by him.
"I’ve worked with Ken on a number of self-published and published projects, and on each, his lettering and design has added a whole new dimension to the stories. His approach is insightful, professional and honest, which makes him a pleasure to work with." - Chris Sides (Here & There - Kickstarter, Close - Comichaus, Markosia, 100% Biodegradable )
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal on this project. The 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 successful funding. 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 12 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 many successful campaigns behind me over the last 3 years and I feel totally confident that I’ll be able to deliver on all of the promises set out above.
- (23 days)