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The Strumpet is a brand-new comic from the creators of Whores of Mensa, uniting small-press stars from the US and UK.
The Strumpet is a brand-new comic from the creators of Whores of Mensa, uniting small-press stars from the US and UK.
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STRUMPET ISSUE 1: The DRESS-UP ISSUE!

You loved ‘em as Whores of Mensa - now rediscover the UK’s foremost ladies’ comix coven in their new book, The Strumpet!

The first issue of this new series features work by Patrice Aggs, Jeremy Day, Mardou, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg, Megan Kelso, Ellen Lindner, Tanya Meditzky and more!  There are tales of saris, Wranglers, chickens, comics conventions, Kate and Wills, and even a flea or two.  The Strumpet will have the same sass as Whores of Mensa - but with a new global reach!  We don't call it a transatlantic flight of comix fancy for nothing - for this issue we have artists all over the US and UK, uniting two comics scenes long overdue for a love-in.  We hope that everyone who loved Whores of Mensa 5 will come back for more comix adventures in The Strumpet.

Why give us a little extra in exchange for rewards?  Your contributions help us pay for things like contributor copies and review copies, along with the postage to get each to their destination - a major expense considering the distance many have to travel!  Also, Kickstarter pre-orders enable us to print new comics while keeping back issues in print.  

The Strumpet  will be printed at b5 (just a smidge smaller than our usual a4) with a color cover by Whores of Mensa stalwart Ellen Lindner and black and white interior art.  It will offer 40+ pages of quality comics by the following amazing artists:

Patrice Aggs
Jeremy Day
Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg  
Kripa Joshi
Megan Kelso  
Ellen Lindner
Mardou
Tanya Meditzky
Lucy Sweet
...plus some special surprise guests!

Here are some reviews of our last project to whet your whistle:

http://highlowcomics.blogspot.com/2011/06/whores-of-mensa-5-candy-or-medicine-13.html

http://www.page45.com/store/Whores_Of_Mensa__5.html

http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2010/whores-of-mensa-party-issue/

And for the full skinny on this new cartoon craze - including some lovely previews of the comics inside - please visit http://www.strumpetcomic.com

PS Many many thanks to Camila at Weepop! Records and to Let's Whisper, the amazing band whose song "Meet Me On The Dancefloor" features in our video.  Go hear more at Weepop.net

*We can't guarantee that we won't have last-minute dropouts - but we're not planning on it!

STRUMPETS FOREVER!!!!

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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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    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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    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 (we'll make sure it's archival.) We'll send it, a signed copy of the Strumpet, and a special badge (button) anywhere in the world - all for only $25.

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    Jeremy has made some really fab laminated Strumpet earrings - perfect for the lady in your life or even the more adventuresome man! It's a cheeky adornment that will titillate and impress in equal measure. ((You'll also get three different Strumpet badges/buttons and a signed issue.)

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    We've been looking for a way to celebrate our history...and we think we've found it. For $50 you'll receive a professionally printed calendar with images from out-of-print issues of Whores of Mensa, plus new Strumpet art. Happy New Year! (You'll also get three different Strumpet badges/buttons and a signed issue.)

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