About this project
Boundless is our love letter to science: a comics anthology that celebrates, explores, and infuses science into tales about our real (and imagined) world. Our goal is to present stories that are both informative and engaging, beautiful yet accurate, and ultimately compelling in their depiction of all the wondrous allure science so regularly brings to our lives.
The 200+ page anthology consists of over 30 different pieces from nearly 40 artists and writers exploring a whole host of scientific processes, technologies, methods, and historical moments in a number of fields including biology, medicine, physics, optics, and astronomy, among others. This anthology aims to examine the many facets of science as well as act as a tool for educating comics enthusiasts and science buffs of all ages.
Help us pay the printing costs and pay our contributors by pre-ordering the book here!
What is the goal of this campaign?
Our goal is to raise enough money to cover the printing costs of the book as well as pay our artists and writers. We will be beginning at $10 per page and increasing with each stretch goal we complete. The more we raise, the more our artists and writers can be paid!
The Boston Comics Roundtable (BCR) is the oldest and largest community of independent comic creators and cartoonists in the Boston area.
We encourage development and collaboration and welcome anyone interested in creating or publishing comics, at all ages and levels of experience. Our weekly meetings revolve around discussions of news in comics, showing of members’ work, and the professional development of everyone involved.
Since 2006, BCR has published a number of anthologies spanning a range of topics including urban fantasy, horror, superheroes, science fiction, romance, food, and the greatest of all time.
This time we turn to hard science in the hopes of publishing a informative, gorgeous, and engaging anthology.
As a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization, we don’t have much funding and so we’re turning to Kickstarter. We want to bring this beautiful book to life and we want to be able to pay our contributors for all their time and effort. With your help, we’ll be able to accomplish both!
- Adam Tutkus
- Aya Rothwell
- Ben Rutberg
- Ben Doane
- Bennet Hazell
- Caroline Hu
- Caroline Juang
- Chad Essley
- Chin Chu & Olivia Li
- Daire Gaj
- David Pluscauskas & Rayna Cendre
- E. J. Barnes & LB Lee
- Eric Boeker
- Grace Johnson
- Holly Foltz
- Jaclyn Perreault
- Jess Semeraro
- Jim Bredt
- J. L. Bell & Dan Mazur
- Jonny Bloozit
- Kevin Kite & Michelle McCauley
- Levon Gyulkhasyan
- Madeleine Witt
- Miike Something & Greg Menzie
- Maria Photinakis
- Rebecca Gundlach
- Rose Zheng
- Richard Jenkins
- Ryan Valentine
- Sergio Delgado & Esther Pimentel Gil-Munilla
- Tahnee Ames
- Victoria Robado
- If we reach $9,000, the contributors will receive $15 per page.
- If we reach $10,000, the contributors will receive $20 per page.
- If we reach $12,000, the contributors will receive $25 per page!
- If we reach $14,500, the contributors will receive $30 per page!
- NEW 6/5: If we reach $20,000, the contributors will receive $35 per page, we'll be able to print more copies of our book, and we will release a hilarious and semi-embarrassing blooper reel of our Kickstarter video for backers only!
New stretch goals will be introduced as the campaign goes on!
GUINEA PIG — $1: Thank you for supporting this project!
SUPERCOMPUTER — $5: A digital PDF copy of Boundless!
LAB ASSISTANT — $8: Your name printed in the book AND a digital PDF copy of Boundless!
RESEARCH FELLOW — $12: Receive a physical copy of Boundless at an Early Bird price AND a PDF and your name printed in the book!
SCIENTIST — $16: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, and your name printed in the book!
FIELD SCIENTIST — $20: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, your name in the book, AND a limited edition Boundless sticker!
LEAD SCIENTIST — $25: Physical copy of Boundless SIGNED and sketched in by the editors + a Boundless sticker, digital PDF, and your name in the book!
STUDY BUDDIES — $27: TWO physical copies of Boundless (at a discounted rate) for you and a friend, a digital PDF, and your name in the book!
PHYSICIST — $30: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, sticker, your name in the book, AND one of our lovely 5 x 7 original art prints made exclusively for this campaign by our artists!
CHEMIST — $35: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, sticker, your name in the book, AND a surprise ELEMENTAL SQUARE postcard!
STUDY GROUP — $40: Discounted wholesale copies for RETAILERS (5 copy bundle).
BIOLOGIST — $50: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, sticker, your name in the book, AND a set of FIVE lovely 5 x 7 original art prints made exclusively for this campaign by our artists!
GASTRONOMIST — $60: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, sticker, your name in the book, AND a copy of INBOUND 5, the food issue from the BCR.
EXTRA CREDIT — $75: Physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, sticker, your name in the book, AND a beautifully designed periodic table POSTER!
NOBEL PRIZE — $100: Signed physical copy of Boundless, digital PDF, sticker, random print, periodic table poster, surprise elemental square postcard, and your name in the book.
GALILEO — $200: Original page from Boundless, signed physical copy of the book, digital PDF, sticker, random print, periodic table poster, and surprise elemental square postcard.
EINSTEIN — $500: Original page from Boundless, signed physical copy of the book, digital PDF, sticker, random print, periodic table poster, surprise elemental square postcard, and a special designation in the front of the book.
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Risks and challenges
The risks for this campaign are fairly minimal. We are on a tight production schedule and plan to have the book printed and ready to debut at Boston Comic Con in August! The only potential unknown is shipping the rewards, but we’ve prepared and planned to make sure things go smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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