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The Strumpet is a transatlantic annual focusing on women telling stories in comics form - this issue focuses on origin stories.
The Strumpet is a transatlantic annual focusing on women telling stories in comics form - this issue focuses on origin stories.
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The Strumpet is a transatlantic annual focusing on women telling stories in comics, edited by cartoonists Ellen Lindner and Glynnis Fawkes (as well as, in prior issues, editrix emeritae Jeremy Day and Kripa Joshi).

Despite ENORMOUS progress made by women in comics in the last two decades, we still feel that there’s a bit of a lag between the number of women we know who are doing comics (a lot) and those who are getting published regularly (not always a lot). At the end of the day, we can all use another deadline, and a prompt to do new and interesting work. And that’s where The Strumpet comes in.

The theme for this issue is Origin Stories, and our artists have dug deep! The've answered questions like, where did you come from? How did the stuff you love or hate begin? How did we get *here* (particularly relevant in this year of massive political change)? Renaissances and re-inventions of all kind are also on view, from all over the world.

This issue comes with a big change - we are giving our artists a *page rate* of $10 for a six month license on their work - small, but it's something - and so we need to raise a little extra. Help us do right by our artists, and our artists will do right by you!

Artists for this issue include (but are not limited to!):

Patrice Aggs **** Emma Burleigh **** Fran Chang  **** Jamaica Dyer  ****

Glynnis Fawkes **** Jenny Goldstick ****Jennifer Hayden****

Becky Hawkins****The Surreal McCoy **** Ellen Lindner  **** 

Danny Noble ****Ginny Skinner **** Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom ****

Bishakh Som **** Rachel Yelding  **** Kriota Willberg **** Rosy Wilson

We are aiming for a 72 page book. There will be a LOT of quality content on display!     

 *We have received questions in the past about our policy on trans cartoonists. Our official policy is that if you identify as a woman, however you define that, we are interested in printing your work.

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Hello Strumpet fans! If you've been with us from the beginning, you'll know that we treat our Kickstarters with a lot of loving care - it helps us to keep The Strumpet going. It's hard for indie comics to get distribution these days, after all.
We have mailed out all of our rewards in a timely manner, and always encourage our fans to get in touch with any questions and concerns along the way. We care about our reputation, and want to make sure that all the Strumpet fans get exactly what they expect. We have received excellent feedback on our four past campaigns, perhaps because of our strict schedule and also due to the fact that we post regular updates and photos as we fulfill the various rewards. If you have any questions, please get in touch at strumpetcomic at gmail dot com - and check out our blog, http://www.strumpetcomic.blogspot.com for images from past campaigns, and info on our past issues - including where you can get your own copy.

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    Our New Issue!

    Our new issue, direct to your door! The theme for this issue is Origin Stories. Where did our artists come from? How did the stuff they love or hate begin? Renaissances and re-inventions of all kind abound. This reward includes shipping, and three commemorative buttons.

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    Sport your love for the Strumpet on your jacket, your tote, your favorite tee! We will work with one of our artists to create a fun pin that will celebrate the spirit of the Strumpet. Plus, you will receive, with this reward level, your very own copy of Strumpet 5. The perfect pair!

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    The Strumpet Tote Returns!

    Want the world to know you're a Strumpet? This year we're going for a big bold logo design on a cloth bag, with a hand-sewn pocket - interested? It'll be the perfect place to put your copy of The Strumpet 5, shipped direct to your door! We'll include the buttons we design as collectibles with each issue.

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    We will draw your house!

    If you choose this reward level, either Ellen Lindner or Glynnis Fawkes will draw your house! It could be the house you live in now or a house that's special to you. Send us a photo and we'll send you an 8.5 x 11" single color illustration of your favorite abode. Single family dwellings only please, no skyscrapers or giant apartment buildings (though we will do our best if you insist!)

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