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The second issue of this cartoon collaboration of US and UK ladies (with some Continental buddies) takes on the topic of TRAVEL.

The second issue of The Strumpet, the only comic to unite comix-loving ladies from the US and UK comix scenes, is in the works - and we need your help to make it a reality!  

Our new, 'stretch' goal is to get 100 pre-orders through Kickstarter, so we can get the work of our wonderful cartoonists into more readers' hands.  To do that, we're using some neat Kickstarter rewards to entice you to pre-order!  

The Strumpet 2 will assemble the talents of Kripa Joshi (Miss Moti), Julia Scheele (Peckham Invalids), Patrice Aggs (The DFC and The Phoenix), Emily Ryan Lerner (Buy Olympia), Badaude (Tate, Guardian, Times), Tanya Meditzky (The Man Who Clapped), Choi Juhyun (Under The Skin of the Wolf), Robin Ha (Marvel), Karrie Fransman (The Guardian, the Times, The House that Groaned), and many more.  This new collection will be 85+ pages (at least 30 pages more than our last issue), bursting at the seams with excellent stories and beautiful art.  

Our theme: Going Places.  We're obsessed with all things travel, and this issue will take you all over the world.  Plus, the brilliant cover is by UK small press star Jeremy Day (Whores of Mensa, The Weekly Comic) - don't you need this book for your collection?

Pre-order today and receive some wonderfully Strumpetty gifts, as well as an invitation to our US and UK launch parties!

Want to know more about what we do?  Read our interview at brilliant illustration site Pikaland, and check out what the Comics Journal and Page 45 had to say about Strumpet 1.  

Thanks for your help reaching our goal!

FAQ

  • Aie! Don't jinx us!!!

    Just kidding - that's an excellent question.

    We've been pleasantly surprised by the response to our second issue - and deeply grateful to our fans who've been so generous!

    When we set up this Kickstarter, we only asked for about half of the budget for printing our second issue, planning to raise the rest at our US and UK launches.

    So if we earn more than our goal, it doesn't mean that we have surplus funds - it's just less we have to raise through other means. Which we'd be very thankful for.

    Our goal, as ever, is simply to get as wide a distribution as possible for our fantastic artists. Kickstarter is our main means of distribution, and your best chance of getting a copy. So if you can pre-order, please do! We want as many Strumpets as possible in the hands of those who will enjoy them!

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  • Just send us a message, and when we've decided on our cover price we'll get in touch (we're finalizing our printer and page count now.) We're happy with doing your order as a sort of pre-consignment - 50% discount, and we cover shipping. Easy peasy!

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  • Plenty of new artists have come onboard for this extravaganza - Strumpet 2 will be at least 20 pages longer than Strumpet 1! Baduade, Shamisa Debroey, Karrie Fransman, Robin Ha...the list of artists will excite anyone who's interested in new voices in cartooning. Stories include a tale of Italian train romance, a slightly humiliating look at the life of a movie extra, deep-sea exploration, and much more!

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  • Check out our website FAQ: http://strumpetcomic.com/strumpet_faq.html There's more Strumpetty info there than you can shake a stick at!

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    For this amount we'll send you a digital copy of the Strumpet in PDF - perfect for reading onscreen.

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    We'll send you all three of our commemmorative badges plus a PDF of our current edition - post included, anywhere in the world!

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    Super-special Strumpet paper doll earrings! This is the perfect reward for those who wish to proclaim their support of The Strumpet but don't have space for another book: a PDF of issue #2 plus a pair of special hand-made paper doll earrings by Jeremy Day. Earrings are laminated to allow for repeated use.

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    Want your very own, physical copy of the Strumpet? We hope you do! For this amount we'll post a copy of the Strumpet anywhere in the world, signed by as many contributors as we can wrassle together, with three different badges/buttons to say thank you. (Note: please state if you prefer your copy unsigned.)

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    Miss our last issue? Grab the Strumpet Twofer, and get a copy of issue 2, plus issue 1 (cover price $7), and have 'em shipped anywhere in the world. Strumpet 2 will be signed by as many of the Strumpets as we can assemble, and you'll get the three fab badges, too.

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    This year we'll be asking one of our contributors to design a print for our cherished contributors. Depending on the chosen design it will either be a 2 colour Gocco print or a high-quality giclée print. Past artists include Sarah McIntyre (Whores of Mensa 5) and Kripa Joshi (Strumpet 1). We'll send it, a signed copy of the Strumpet, and a special badge (button) anywhere in the world - all for only $27.

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    Pre-order at this level and receive a custom Jeremy Day print. Remember those fantastic seaside tableaux with a face cut out, so that you could stand behind and stick your own mug into the scene? Jeremy will draw you into just such a scene, from a photo of your choice. Jeremy's imagination is a prodigious thing, so there's no knowing where you could end up! Get ready....

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    Fancy proclaiming your love of the Strumpet to the world? Editrix Ellen Lindner will design a Strumpet tote, hand-silkscreen it, hand-stitch it, and then sent it to you with a copy of the Strumpet and three badges inside. Strut like a Strumpet!

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    A copy of Badaude's Tate-published book, London Walks, with a sketch and a personal dedication by Badaude herself. Read the Guardian review here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/series/badaude-illustrated-london-walks This reward comes with a signed copy of the Strumpet and some lovely badges, too!

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    A surprise hit last year, we're bringing back the Strumpet calendar for this ordering cycle. Images from Strumpet artists on a range of seasonal themes are arrayed for your delectation - you'll get a calendar to gaze at all year plus all three different Strumpet badges/buttons and a signed issue.

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    Give us $100 or more and we have one (1!) hand-pulled color etching by Patrice Aggs with which to reward you - check it out in all its loveliness on this blog post (the print is the second image from the top!) : http://ellenlindner.livejournal.com/64674.html This would make the perfect holiday gift....especially when accompanied by two copies of the Strumpet, and all her badges!

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