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Sliced Quarterly Vol. 3 collects issues #9-12 of the experimental comic anthology. Featuring simple stories told in extraordinary ways.
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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

To keep up to date with the campaign: Facebook group: www.facebook.com/slicedquarterly Twitter: @ReynoldsKR20

Volume #3 Cover image by Iestyn Pettigrew
Volume #3 Cover image by Iestyn Pettigrew
Covers By: Top Left: Sarah Harris - Top Right: Jenny Brown - Bottom Left: B.P. Johnson - Bottom Right: Konstantinos Moutzouvis
Covers By: Top Left: Sarah Harris - Top Right: Jenny Brown - Bottom Left: B.P. Johnson - Bottom Right: Konstantinos Moutzouvis

PAGE SAMPLES

Abnormality: Script - Kyle Houston, Art - Rosa Devine
Abnormality: Script - Kyle Houston, Art - Rosa Devine
Monsters Break by Craig Dixon
Monsters Break by Craig Dixon
My Troubles with Crumb by Matt MacFarland
My Troubles with Crumb by Matt MacFarland
A Dark and Noisy Night: Script - Daniel Whiston, Art/Letters - Ken Reynolds
A Dark and Noisy Night: Script - Daniel Whiston, Art/Letters - Ken Reynolds
Bingo Bonanza: Script - Tony Esmond, Art - Michiru Morikawa, Colours by Michael Phoenix, Flats by Gustavo Gimenez
Bingo Bonanza: Script - Tony Esmond, Art - Michiru Morikawa, Colours by Michael Phoenix, Flats by Gustavo Gimenez
MInd Racing: Script - Steven Fraser, Art - Charlie Gillespie
MInd Racing: Script - Steven Fraser, Art - Charlie Gillespie

REWARDS

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.

Bookplate/Sketchcard

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).

By Jenny Brown, white pencil on black paper, 36mm x 210mm
By Jenny Brown, white pencil on black paper, 36mm x 210mm
By Sarah Harris, mixed media on canvas, 240mm x 300mm (one small tear at the top, but adds to the charm of the piece.)
By Sarah Harris, mixed media on canvas, 240mm x 300mm (one small tear at the top, but adds to the charm of the piece.)

Editorial Assessment

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.

Ken edits Sliced and is an assistant editor for the sci-fi anthology 100% Biodegradable.

“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)

Logo Design

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.

Lettering Services

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.

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    Digital-Slice

    A digital .pdf of Sliced Quarterly Vol #3
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    Digital-Slice-Catch-Up

    Digital .pdf copies of Sliced Quarterly Vol. #1 -3
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    A print copy of Sliced Quarterly Vol. #3
    160+ pages of experimental comics in a perfect bound trade paperback format.
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    Sketch-Slice

    A limited (25) Kickstarter Bookplate/Sketchcard.
    This will be signed by Ken Reynolds (editor) and signed with a sketch by an artist that has work in the book. (Allocated at random.)
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    Print-Slice-Catch-Up-1

    Print copies of Sliced Quarterly Vol. #2 & 3
    280+ pages of experimental comics in two ‘perfect bound’ trade paperback books.
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    Cartoon-Slice

    Print copy of My Life as a Cartoon
    A5, 164 Pages, Perfect Bound.
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    Original-Art-Slice-1

    The original art piece from the cover of issue #10
    By Jenny Brown, white pencil on black paper, 36mm x 210mm
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    Print-Slice-Catch-Up-2

    Print copies of Sliced Quarterly Vol. #1, 2 & 3
    The complete print collection. 450+ pages of experimental comics in three ‘perfect bound’ trade paperback books.
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    • Digital .pdf copies of Sliced Quarterly Volumes #1, 2 & 3
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    Original-Art-Slice-2

    The original art piece from the cover of issue #9
    By Sarah Harris, mixed media on canvas, 240mm x 300mm
    (Shipping to the UK ONLY as costs elsewhere would be prohibitive.)
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    • A print copy of Sliced Quarterly Vol. #3
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    Editorial-Slice

    Editorial Assessment and feedback by Sliced editor Ken Reynolds. 1 Full issue or 2 short scripts, includes an hour long Skype chat to discuss the project.
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    Logo-Slice

    Ken Reynolds (a graphic designer by trade) will design a title logo for your comic.
    (UK Postage Included.)

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    Lettering-Slice

    Ken Reynolds will letter 24 comic pages in a deal that works out to a reduction on his usual rate.
    (UK postage Included.)

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