About this project
at the risk of being redundant (as it's all in the above video),this kickstarter campaign is for publication of the first volume of my ongoing Sammy The Mouse series; it collects the first 3 issues of the individual comics, previously released by Fantagraphics Books in the US, as part of the international "Ignatz" line of comics administered by Italian publisher Coconino. the entire series will (hopefully) wind up to be around 500 pages. it's the story of a mouse and his pals (or in some cases, UN-pals) while they seemingly wander around yelling and drinking and having arbitrary terrible things happen to them. but it just seems that way because it's still the beginning of the story. it's not arbitrary, it's EXPOSITION.
anyway, there's still plenty o' laffs to go around and some very pretty artwork. i'm not going to go on about the content. it's good stuff. this is the format in which i intend to complete the story: 6 x 8 inches, in chunks of 100 pages or so, using the 2-color (and slightly insane) process i developed for the Ignatz version (see below).
for the WHAT WHEN HOW and possibly WHY, all is explained in the above video. hopefully. i honestly think it's a pretty singular thing.
for some reason, i want people to know that i MADE this thing, not some anonymous worker across the country or the continent who may or may not be making minimum wage or have a union or whatever.
and most of it was in a room the size of a one car garage (and the rest within a 2-mile radius of that room).
the $4300 is, basically, the cost of making 3500 books: paper, metal printing plates, ink/press supplies, and binding (which will be a thread-sewn perfect bind; which is a step up from the regular glue perfect bind.
believe it or not, this is WITHOUT actually paying the printer for his time (in this case, me).
and, speaking of which; thanks for your time, and for checking this out.
-- zak sally.
ps--international backers will be asked for extra postage (based on size/ weight/ delivery type; EXACT AMOUNT, no markup).
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