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Blaise Larmee, Melissa Carraher, Raighne Hogan, Maggie Umber, Justin Skarhus
Blaise Larmee, Melissa Carraher, Raighne Hogan, Maggie Umber, Justin Skarhus

2DCLOUD IS A SMALL COMICS PUBLISHER IN NEED OF YOUR SUPPORT.

Hello!

It’s a very exciting time for us at 2dcloud and a very vulnerable time. We’re growing up, we have a full team now:

Raighne Hogan | Publisher
Maggie Umber | Associate Publisher
Blaise Larmee | Creative Director 
Melissa Carraher | Publicist 
Justin Skarhus | Distribution Director 

We are aiming towards putting out 12 books a year by exciting, boundary-pushing authors. But to continue our upward trajectory we need support. We’re having a Kickstarter for our late winter / early spring titles. This book bundle is a small macro anthology, bringing together exciting authors with singular visions. And we’re offering these direct to our audience at a significant discount - $9 digital, $39 print. Bought separately at retail, these books would total $86.

The last 9 years has seen us pouring our hearts and entire beings into everything that we do. Every day, we wake up and bet the farm. Financially and emotionally. It's exhausting, but we love it. We love the artists we work with, we love the books we produce, we love our readers. We don't ever want to stop. The struggle is real. And the stakes keep growing.

If you value daring, exciting, boundary pushing work that continues some of the legacy you might have seen at a Sparkplug, Picturebox, Buenaventura - please consider supporting us by backing.

There is a lot of risk involved for us to continue putting out highly creative material. We’re a very small company. If what we are doing is important to you, please help us in getting the word out now and by becoming a backer.

Thank you so so so much!

Love, 
Raighne (and everyone at 2dcloud)

Winter Collection

2dcloud

2dcloud takes chances on work that takes chances. Their optimism is contagious. The world of comics — and the world of culture — can’t afford to be without them. — Bill Kartalopoulos, The Best American Comics Series Editor

2dcloud goes boldly where other comics publishers fear to tread. — Anders Nilsen

2dcloud is proud to announce the Winter Collection, a labor of love years in the making, presenting major new works by emerging and established artists. Gulag Casual presents the last 6 years of Austin English's comics in an expansive, full color, large format book. ITDN collects all 5 years of Andy Burkholder's wildly diverse, anonymous, project of the same name. Mirror Mirror #1 features 10 emerging artists in an exhibition—in—print edited by Blaise Larmee. Sec is the latest of Sarah Ferrick's series of love poems. Altcomics Magazine continues its journey into a second issue.

books
— ITDN by Andrew Burkholder
— Gulag Casual by Austin English
— Mirror Mirror #1 by Nou  Tracy Auch  Andrea Bjürstrom  Leslie Weibeler  Caroline Hennessy  Nicholas Verstraeten  Katherine Poe  Sarah Ferrick  Connor Willumsen  Leon Sadler [ed. Blaise Larmee]

zines 
— Sec by Sarah Ferrick
— Altcomics Magazine #2

extras
— posters 
— proofs
— original art  

2dcloud commissioned these illustrations from Sarah Ferrick. Her line flows throughout this collection, fully blossoming in her zine(s). A collection of her own is forthcoming winter.

            

Gulag Casual
Austin English

7 × 10"
160pp
full color offset
smythsewn
MSRP 24.95$

Austin English’s drawing is gelatinous, daubed, stroked, smeared, erased, redrawn, sculpted, twisted, cringes, flattens out as it squashes inward, maybe reminds one of a landscape and populace for Stravinsky folk songs, or a dream program for tragic Polish puppet plays, crowded, self-replicating and worth checking out. — Gary Panter

A thoughtful artist pushing at the boundaries of what modern comics will accept in terms of an artistic approach. — The Comics Reporter

Gulag Casual, the new collection by acclaimed illustrator and cartoonist Austin English, presents some of the most mature and sustained work yet from a constantly challenging and essential artist. This new suite of short stories collects material from 2010—2015, showcasing the kind of imaginative imagery which firmly establishes English as one of the most innovative cartoonists in practice today.

Mirror Mirror #1 

Tracy Auch — Nou — Andrea Bjürstrom —Leslie Weibeler — Caroline Hennessy — Nicholas Verstraeten — Katherine Poe — Sarah Ferrick — Connor Willumsen — Leon Sadler [ed. Blaise Larmee]

176 × 250mm
192pp
1, 2, & 4 color offset
smythsewn
poster 27.83 × 19.69" 
MSRP 27.95$

I loved this collection. Spare pieces about identity and interiority. It reads like an auditory experience. — Sam Alden

10 artists. 11 bodies of work. 
2dcloud's flagship anthology.
Cover by Sarah Ferrick.

Lyrical drawing — Libidinal drawing — Comics — Drawing practice — First person drawing — Third person drawing — Embodied practice — Cartoonist turned poet — Mirror as tampon — Works on paper — Bitmap v Grayscale

            

ITDN 
Andrew Burkholder

5.5 × 7"
216pp
b&w offset
smythsewn
poster 7 × 19.5"
MSRP 22.95$

One morning at a gig space in Baltimore I watched Andy Burkholder pick up a tube of leftover frosting and use it to casually draw a simple but legible comic strip onto a piece of cardboard. His uninhibited intelligence and direct style create the conditions for breakthrough work. ITDN is the laboratory from which his later achievements have emerged. — Bill Kartalopoulos

A safari through the wilderness of human behavior. — Anna Haifisch

ITDN Group published a series of comics pamphlets from 2010—2014. Each issue was anonymously authored and included the possibility of being created by a different person. The 'group' — plural, informal, and rigid — is the only thing cohering the series together. A follow-up to Qviet, this collection documents Burkholder's earlier years, providing insights into his explorations of the themes and concepts that underpin many of his more broadly received works.

            

Altcomics Magazine #2

8.5 × 11"
16pp risograph
1 color interior
2 color cover
hand stapled
MSRP 5$

The printed companion to our documentary film—in—progress. This second issues features interviews with cover artist Sarah Ferrick (Chicago), Frank Santoro (Pittsburgh), Austin English (New York), Kristina Tzekova, Scott Longo, & Dylan Williams.

            

Sec
Sarah Ferrick

5.5 × 8.5"
32pp 
full color offset
saddle—stitched
MSRP 5$

Sarah Ferrick is doing some of the most intimate and innovative comics out there —Shawn Starr

When sometimes I feel dead inside, Sarah's comics wake me up. — Erik Nebel

Sarah Ferrick is one of my favorite cartoonists. — G.W. Duncanson

Sarah Ferrick’s output from 2014—2016 has taken the form of love letters. From the carefree Ssong, to the despairing Hey, and now to the blooming flowers of Sec.

Digital 

Included in all tiers. 
DRM—free PDFs of the complete collection, made with high resolution photos of the printed objects. 

Print

Included in all subsequent tiers.
The collection in print. Books are offset printed & smythsewn for ideal reading experience.

Includes free posters. 

Tote

14.5 × 15 × 5"
art by Sarah Ferrick
100% cotton canvas
22" handles
reinforced bottom

Tee

100% ringspun cotton
art by Sarah Ferrick
S M L XL


Proofs

17 proofs from Mirror Mirror. Shipped from Singapore. Each print is unique, double sided, uncut, & offset printed. Identifiable by 7 small clusters of dimples arranged horizontally (damage incurred during initial transit). Available on a first come first serve basis. 27.83 × 19.69"

Original Art — New York Story

3 panels are available from Austin English's most recent work. Mixed media. Works on paper. Must have. Available on a first come first serve basis.

work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder
work by Andy Burkholder

Original Art — Qviet

Andrew Burkholder made his name with Qviet, his debut collection. We're selling 10 of the originals. Mantras and koans on sex. Look at these pages over & over.

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Original Art — ITDN

A single copy of ITDN hand colored by Andrew Burkholder. Artist book by one of the greats. One of a kind. 

2 Seasons

Missed out on our last season? Get Fall & Winter together at a discount.

The Fall Collection features Time Capsule by Maggie Umber, The Necrophilic Landscape by Tracy Auch, Summer Carnival by Jake Terrell, and Altcomics Magazine #1.

3 Seasons

Spring, Fall, and Winter. Get all 3 of our collections together at a discount.

The Spring Collection features Qviet by Andy Burkholder, 3 Books by Blaise Larmee, Salz & Pfeffer by Émilie Gleason, and Big Pussy by Gina Wynbrandt.

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

Risks and challenges

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

When books have come in late, we've communicated with our customers, alerting them to delays and allowing for refunds, on a case by case basis.

With our Winter Collection, several of the works are currently at the printer. We do not foresee extensive delays.

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