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A 100-page, black and white zine celebrating Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its legacy through comics, essays, and illustrations.
283 backers pledged CA$ 5,830 to help bring this project to life.

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200 years ago, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein, little realizing that it would become one of the most influential novels in the English language, and credited with creating the science fiction genre. Artists, writers, scientists, and thinkers of all kinds have continued to return to this book as inspiration over the past two centuries.

Rather than reinterpret or update the novel, we want to celebrate our creators' personal histories and relationships with Shelley’s landmark novel. We know firsthand the impact Frankenstein can have on readers, as both editors, Allison O'Toole (Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women) and Megan Purdy (Bleating Hearts Press), are longtime fans. In this collection, we're excited to explore the places were our lives and literature connect.

With a cover by Richard Pace (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, Imaginary Fiends), we’re excited to bring you 100 pages of personal essays, illustrations, and comics by a fantastic team of creators.

The zine will be printed in Canada, and will be 6x9", black and white, and perfect bound.

Cover by Richard Pace (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, Imaginary Fiends)
Cover by Richard Pace (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, Imaginary Fiends)

Inside You'll Find:

Rewards:

$5 CDN - Frankenstein Meets Abbott and Costello
This charming horror parody gets you a thanks for helping us make our monster. You'll get a shout out of thanks from the editors on Twitter!  

$8 CDN - Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
This late-era Hammer shlockfest offers a PDF copy of the zine!  

$14 CDN - Frankenstein's Bloody Terror
This inaccurately-titled Spanish werewolf flick presents a print copy of Called into Being. Ships anywhere in the world!  

$17 CDN - Frankenstein Conquers the World
This kaiju brawl gets you two monsters for the price of one: the digital and print copies of the zine. Ships anywhere in the world!  

$21 CDN - A. Shay Hahn Bundle
Get one of the prints designed by A. Shay Hahn (Homeless G-Men, Crypto Zombic) specifically for our Kickstarter campaign! Package also includes digital and print copies of the zine, and ships anywhere in the world.

print designed by A. Shay Hahn
print designed by A. Shay Hahn

$21 CDN - G.M.B. Chomichuk Bundle  
Get one of the prints designed by G.M.B. Chomichuk (Infinitum, Babymetal)! Package also includes digital and print copies of the zine, and ships anywhere in the world. 

print designed by G.M.B. Chomichuk
print designed by G.M.B. Chomichuk

 $21 CDN - Clara Meath Bundle  

Get one of the prints designed by Clara meath! Package also includes digital and print copies of the zine, and ships anywhere in the world.

Mother of Monsters by Clara Meath
Mother of Monsters by Clara Meath

$22 CDN - Chip Zdarsky Bundle

Get a signed copy of Chip Zdarsky's Monster Cops. Package includes 1 issue of Monster Cops, signed by Chip, as well as print and digital copies of the zine. Package ships anywhere in the world.

Sample issue cover of Chip Zdarsky's Monster Cops
Sample issue cover of Chip Zdarsky's Monster Cops

Meet Our Artists!

This is not the final art for the zine.

Amy Spaulding
Amy Spaulding
Clara Meath
Clara Meath
Cleopatria Peterson
Cleopatria Peterson
gillian blekkenhorst
gillian blekkenhorst
Gwen Howarth
Gwen Howarth
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson
Jon Berg
Jon Berg
K. Guillory
K. Guillory
Laura Neubert
Laura Neubert
Maddy Beaupré
Maddy Beaupré
Quintin Dixon
Quintin Dixon
Saffron Aurora
Saffron Aurora
Sam Beck
Sam Beck
Sara Julia Campbell
Sara Julia Campbell
seren krakens
seren krakens
Sunny Go
Sunny Go
Tess Eneli Reid
Tess Eneli Reid

Where Your Money is Going:

The bulk of our costs are going to creator compensation, as well as the costs to print and ship the book. We've built in a buffer in case of any unexpected expenses, but we're looking for support to get the book made and into your hands.

Stretch Goals:

If we surpass our goal, each creator will receive a bonus. We'll add further bonuses as we hit the goals.

$5500 - All contributors will receive an additional $10!  

$6000 - All contributors will receive an additional $20!

Risks and challenges

Between the two of us, we have edited four comics anthologies and published many zines.

We're using a new printer, but they come highly recommended so we don’t expect any problems! We’ve deliberately kept this campaign light on physical rewards to help expedite the fulfillment process when the book is ready.

Barring accident, injury, or dismemberment by galvanic monster, the book will be printed by December, and we'll begin fulfillment the moment the book arrives.

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