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Gothic, nature, love letters — gorgeous works on paper
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[This] small Minnesotan publisher [is] upping the whole country’s alt-comics game AIGA Eye On Design

2dcloud takes its inspiration from the loose, in-progress aesthetic of some conceptual artists Hyperallergic

Art helps us feel not so alone by seeing ourselves reflected in it. That's what guides 2dcloud: we work with artists who help us remember why we make and appreciate art and why we are alive. With your help, our work will touch others and help them (and us) know love — to make love our legacy. Our new season of books are so lovely, and we want you to see them.

Mirror Mirror is our flagship anthology, where every volume receives new editorship. For this second volume, editors Sean T. Collins & Julia Gfrörer have used their edition to focus on the dark, gothic and perverse — working with celebrated artists like Clive Barker, Dame Darcy, Simon Hanselmann and many many others. Yours by Sarah Ferrick is a book of love letters, carrying a potency and an impactful look that is unlike anything you have ever seen. Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber is an all painted, entirely wordless nature documentary, that adds up to a wholly unique reading experience. 100 by Nou is a beautiful fragmentary love-letter of sorts. Our collection is rounded out by a new Altcomics Magazine, with a cover by Paul Peng.

We've been using Kickstarter as a mechanism for pre-orders and curated book bundles since 2010. This is our 9th Kickstarter, and it's how we keep the lights on. We're selling these book at less than retail cost and giving you a closer connection with us as a label and with our authors. Which we think is cool. Help us bring these works into the world

—raighne

Spring Collection
2017

illustrations by Maggie Umber
illustrations by Maggie Umber


books

— Yours by Sarah Ferrick 
— Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber 
— Mirror Mirror II edited by Sean T. Collins & Julia Gfrörer featuring work by Lala Albert  Clive Barker  Heather Benjamin  Apolo Cacho  Sean Christensen  Nicole Claveloux  Sean T. Collins  Al Columbia  Dame Darcy  Noel Freibert  Renee French  Meaghan Garvey  Julia Gfrörer  Simon Hanselmann  Claude Paradin  Aidan Koch  Laura Lannes  Céline Loup  Uno Moralez  Mou  Jonny Negron  Chloe Piene  Josh Simmons  Carol Swain Trungles

zines

— 100 by Nou 
— Altcomics Magazine 5

 

Mirror Mirror II 

edited by Sean T. Collins & Julia Gfrörer

Lala Albert — Clive Barker — Heather Benjamin — Apolo Cacho — Sean Christensen — Nicole Claveloux — Sean T. Collins — Al Columbia — Dame Darcy — Noel Freibert — Renee French — Meaghan Garvey — Julia Gfrörer — Simon Hanselmann — Aidan Koch — Laura Lannes — Céline Loup — Uno Moralez — Mou — Jonny Negron — Claude Paradin — Chloe Piene — Josh Simmons — Carol Swain — Trungles

6 x 9"
240pp
pantone black offset
flexibound
black fore edge printing
MSRP 39.95$

A thought-provoking, richly entertaining collection from some of the most exciting comic artists working today. A must read for fans of the horrific and perverse. —Bryan Cogman, coexecutive producer/writer, Game of Thrones

An impressive collection of beautiful depictions of grotesque things and grotesque depictions of beautiful things. —Alan Resnick, writer director, Adult Swim’s Unedited Footage of a Bear and This House Has People in It 

Mirror Mirror II invites the most innovative creators working in the form today and proves just how expansive the pornographic and gothic can be, encapsulating the pop cultural, fantastical, and realistic in one fell swoop. —Rachel Davies, Rookie Magazine

Editors Sean T. Collins and Julia Gfrörer have assembled an exquisitely creepy and seductive new collection of comics with Mirror Mirror II. From Uno Moralez’s pixilated noirs to Dame Darcy’s ornate Gothic ghost stories, the wide range of horror here is fantastic, as characters creep and fuck in the shadows of unimaginable darkness throughout. It’s certainly the perfect, freaky anthology for you, your lover, and all the demons in your mind. —Hazel Cills, MTV News

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Great horror is the pursuit of meaning through defilement, a conscious and inquisitive violation of the mind, the body, the beloved, the home; the concentric circles of security that comprise our lives. Great porn proceeds from a similar root, grappling with that which delights and with that which abases in the context of their inextricability. —Gretchen Alice Felker-Martin (from the foreword) 

For volume two of 2dcloud's annual anthology, editors Julia Gfrörer & Sean T. Collins have amassed some of the darkest talents within as well as outside of comics to create a wholly singular reading and visual experience. From masters of horror like Clive Barker to leading figures in altcomics such as Simon Hanselmann, this collection transcends the expectations of what a comics anthology can do.

 

Gretchen Alice Felker-Martin
Gretchen Alice Felker-Martin

 

Noel Freibert
Noel Freibert

 

Noel Freibert
Noel Freibert

 

Noel Freibert
Noel Freibert

  

Meaghan Garvey
Meaghan Garvey

 

Meaghan Garvey
Meaghan Garvey

 

 

Simon Hanselmann
Simon Hanselmann

 

Simon Hanselmann
Simon Hanselmann

   

Simon Hanselmann
Simon Hanselmann

 

Nicole Claveloux
Nicole Claveloux

 

Laura Lannes
Laura Lannes

 

Laura Lannes
Laura Lannes

 

Laura Lannes
Laura Lannes

 

Uno Moralez
Uno Moralez

 

Uno Moralez
Uno Moralez

 

Uno Moralez
Uno Moralez

  

Céline Loup
Céline Loup

 

Céline Loup
Céline Loup

 

Clive Barker
Clive Barker

 

Aidan Koch
Aidan Koch

 

Aidan Koch
Aidan Koch

 

Aidan Koch
Aidan Koch

 

Nicole Claveloux
Nicole Claveloux

 

Dame Darcy
Dame Darcy

 

Dame Darcy
Dame Darcy

 

Dame Darcy
Dame Darcy

 

Chloe Piene
Chloe Piene

 

Chloe Piene
Chloe Piene

  

Sean Christensen
Sean Christensen

 

Sean Christensen
Sean Christensen

 

Sean Christensen
Sean Christensen

 

Heather Benjamin
Heather Benjamin

 

Heather Benjamin
Heather Benjamin

 

 

Jonny Negron
Jonny Negron

 

Jonny Negron
Jonny Negron

 

Jonny Negron
Jonny Negron

 

Trungles
Trungles

 

Trungles
Trungles

 

Trungles
Trungles

  

Al Columbia
Al Columbia

 

Al Columbia
Al Columbia

 

Al Columbia
Al Columbia

 

Nicole Claveloux
Nicole Claveloux

 

Lala Albert
Lala Albert

  

Lala Albert
Lala Albert

 

Lala Albert
Lala Albert

  

Julia Gfrörer
Julia Gfrörer

 

Julia Gfrörer
Julia Gfrörer

 

 

Apolo Cacho
Apolo Cacho

 

Apolo Cacho
Apolo Cacho

 

Apolo Cacho
Apolo Cacho

 

Carol Swain
Carol Swain

 

Carol Swain
Carol Swain

  

Josh Simmons
Josh Simmons

 

Josh Simmons
Josh Simmons

 

Renee French
Renee French

 

Renee French
Renee French

 

Mou
Mou

 

  

Yours 
Sarah Ferrick

6.4 × 8.4" 
140pp 
full color offset 
smythsewn
red fore edge printing 
MSRP 23.95$

A lyrical, sensual collection of work that plays with comics’ conventions of repetition and pattern.

Sarah Ferrick makes reading a true act of synesthesia. I hear her colors, and feel rhythms in the repetition of her words and how she draws her letters. She is breaking down the boundaries of what we consider a "comic book", turning words into pictures and pictures into punctuation. It’s not just formalism—Yours has a visual poetry all it’s own, expressing on behalf of the protagonist, a desire and longing that goes right to my heart. —Lauren Weinstein, cartoonist for Nautil.us, The New York Times, Glamour, The Guardian, and the Paris Review

There is so much love in Sarah's lines. Her art is so brave! I have never seen drawing like this before. —Anna Haifisch, author of The Artist

With Yours, the notions of art, poetry, and form collapse into one of the most singular approaches to comics in recent memory. Ferrick's intimate love letters read as both a confession and a seduction.

Sarah Ferrick is based in Chicago. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, as small-run editions with presses such as Sonatina and Perfectly Acceptable, and in galleries in Baltimore, Virginia, Chicago, Scotland, and San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Sound of Snow Falling
Maggie Umber

6.8 × 8.5" 
104pp 
full color offset 
flexibound
MSRP 22.95$

A paint and paper documentary, observing great horned owls in their natural habitat.

Mesmerizing... As in nature, the more you look, the more you see.—Julie Zickefoose, author & illustrator of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, and Letters from Eden: A Year at Home, In the Woods

Umber beautifully uses comic form to take the reader through intimate movements in nature. —Aidan Koch, author of After Nothing Comes

Maggie Umber’s work is simultaneously a breathless, quiet stretch and an enormous, orchestral voice. I don’t know anyone else who can create such volume through silence. —Sarah Ferrick, author of Yours

Sound of Snow Falling is a graphic novel done in a poetic documentary mode. In this unique work, the reader becomes a voyeur of the natural world, following a great horned owl family through the dead of winter. Extensively researched and expressively painted, Sound of Snow Falling is a triumph of the comics form.

Maggie Umber is a cartoonist and associate publisher at 2dcloud. Sound of Snow Falling is her second graphic novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 
Nou

4 × 5" 
24pp 
1 color risograph
saddle-stitched 
MSRP 5$

Faces laid more bare in their sorrowful eyes, than their naked bodies... —Shawn Starr

Fragmentary and fleeting, an avatar stands in an empty space — naked in front of cloud cover.   

 

 

 

 

 

Altcomics Magazine 5

8.5 × 11" 
24pp 
b&w and color offset
saddle-stitched 
MSRP 5$

Altcomics Magazine is a print quarterly publishing in-depth interviews between artists alongside essays and portfolios. Issue 5 features Paul Peng, Daylen Seu, and Ashley H. G. (exact contents subject to change).

Paul Peng
Paul Peng

 

Ashley H. G.
Ashley H. G.

 

Daylen Seu
Daylen Seu

 

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ALTCOMICS SUBSCRIPTION
Subscribe to Altcomics Magazine for one year and discover the far reaches of the rapidly evolving altcomics scene. Your subscription includes 4 issues beginning with issue 5. This issue marks a shift to full color offset and a boosted page count. The print magazine runs in parallel with the tumblr, the event, and the documentary film-in-progress. The video above features Lyra Hill, whose performative comix readings series 'Brainframe' brought together unlikely and vibrant communities around the idea of an expanded medium.

 

DIGITAL

Digital DRM-free PDFs of Mirror Mirror II, Yours, Sound of Snow Falling, 100, Altcomics Magazine 5, made with a combination of high resolution photos of the printed objects and scans.

COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION

Get this option if you already snagged a copy of Yours by Sarah Ferrick. This bundle contains all the other publications in the collection.

 

PRINT

The collection in print. Books are offset printed & smythsewn for an ideal reading experience.

 

TEE

100% ringspun cotton. Art by Maggie Umber. Comes in S M L XL

  

 

 

 

 

MULTIPLE SEASONS 

Missed out on a past season? Get Spring 2017 plus another season. Note: Fall 2015 supplies are limited.

 

RETAIL

Retailers and distros can order 5 copies of Spring Collection at a steep discount.

 

 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 

Don't want to miss anything? This is the best way to get everything we produce in print for 1 year — 4 seasons of books and zines from the best creators today. Your subscription will start with Spring 2017.

 

Risks and challenges

Problems crop up - artists hand in books late, production can go into overtime, issues can occur at the printer or fulfillment level. Over the years we've gotten pretty adept at dealing with these issues as they occur.

This time around we are preparing for a longer fulfillment period. Yours by Sarah Ferrick is at our distributors warehouse in TN. Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber and Mirror Mirror II edited by Sean T. Collins & Julia Gfrörer is at the printer in Korea now. 100 by Nou is at the printer in Chicago now. Altcomics Magazine 5 will head to the printer in about a month.

We will continue to improve our communications with customers to alert them of any potential delays and allow for refunds, on a case by case basis.

NOTE: if you are unsatisfied with your order, DM us for details on a full refund.

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