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Boundless is our love letter to science: a comics anthology that celebrates and explores stories about science.
Boundless is our love letter to science: a comics anthology that celebrates and explores stories about science.
Boundless is our love letter to science: a comics anthology that celebrates and explores stories about science.
827 backers pledged $18,523 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

Boundless is edited by Olivia Li, Jordan Stillman, Neil Johnson, and Heide Solbrig and features work from the following individuals:

 

 

Artists’ Bonuses!

  • 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!

 

Sticker variants.
Sticker variants.

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!

 

Print variants.
Print variants.

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.

 

Who Turned Out The Lights? A Little Exploration of Dark Matter... by Holly Foltz
Who Turned Out The Lights? A Little Exploration of Dark Matter... by Holly Foltz

 

Prosopagnosia by Rebecca Gundlach
Prosopagnosia by Rebecca Gundlach

 

It's Just a Theory by Ryan Valentine
It's Just a Theory by Ryan Valentine

 

Stories from Bird Banding by Aya Rothwell
Stories from Bird Banding by Aya Rothwell

 

Bring Me the Head of Phineas Gage - Script: E. J. Barnes, Art: LB Lee
Bring Me the Head of Phineas Gage - Script: E. J. Barnes, Art: LB Lee

 

RNA World - Script: Grace Johnson, Art: Madeleine Witt
RNA World - Script: Grace Johnson, Art: Madeleine Witt

~ $1,000 REACHED ~

From Thin Air Does the Mighty Oak Grow by Kevin Kite & Michelle McCauley
From Thin Air Does the Mighty Oak Grow by Kevin Kite & Michelle McCauley

 

The Science of Fermentation by Jonny Bloozit
The Science of Fermentation by Jonny Bloozit

~ $2,000 REACHED ~

A Stochastic Comic by Daire Gaj
A Stochastic Comic by Daire Gaj

 

Science: It's What's for Dinner by Adam Tutkus
Science: It's What's for Dinner by Adam Tutkus

~ 3,000 REACHED ~

Not Tonight, Deer by Ben Rutberg
Not Tonight, Deer by Ben Rutberg

 

The Waiting - Script: David Pluscauskas, Art: Rayna Cendre
The Waiting - Script: David Pluscauskas, Art: Rayna Cendre

 ~ $4,000 REACHED ~

by Jess Semeraro
by Jess Semeraro

 

by Sergio Delgado & Esther Pimentel Gil-Munilla
by Sergio Delgado & Esther Pimentel Gil-Munilla

 

Intervention by Ben Doane
Intervention by Ben Doane

~ $5,000 REACHED ~

Coelacanth by Bennet Hazell
Coelacanth by Bennet Hazell

 

Method of Ratgrave-Micensky by Levon Gyulkhasyan
Method of Ratgrave-Micensky by Levon Gyulkhasyan

~ $6,000 REACHED ~

Aurochs of Berlin by Miike Something & Greg Menzie
Aurochs of Berlin by Miike Something & Greg Menzie

 

Morris Worm by Maria Photinakis
Morris Worm by Maria Photinakis

 ~ $7,000 REACHED ~

Science Says by Madeleine Witt
Science Says by Madeleine Witt

 

Ergodic by Jim Bredt
Ergodic by Jim Bredt

~ $8,000 REACHED ~

by Victoria Robado
by Victoria Robado

 

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.

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