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Mystery: A Minicomic Anthology is collection of short, strange, and often unlikely comics, created by 11 Chicago-based artists.
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Mystery: A Minicomic Anthology is a project by Let’s Make Comics!, a Chicago-based comic creator collective. This is our second anthology, and we’re using it to explore the the strange, the unknown, and the just plain weird. Each artist interpreted the theme in their own way, resulting in nine wildly diverse stories (and a couple amazing illustrations!) packed into 28 pages. 

The book will be printed in black and white and will be half-letter size (roughly 5.5 by 8.5). It’s completely finished and ready to go - we just need your help to get it printed! 

Featuring art by: 

 Kelly Leigh Miller - kellyleighmiller.com 

Andrew Larkin - andrewlarkin.net 

Kitty Curran - kittycurran.com 

Michael Ridge 

 Edward Witt - kantorwont.com 

John Russell 

 Jym Zintak 

 Betty Heredia - bettyheredia.com 

Patrick Cheng - cattrigger.com 

Deborah Lang - crutonia.com 

Melissa Sayen - melissasayen.com

Stretch Goal One - $1,200 - if we end up going significantly over goal, each participating artist will receive a $25 bonus. 

Stretch Goal Two - $1,260 - shiny black and silver buttons will be made for tiers $15 and over! Now the cover's watching eyes can go with you everywhere.

Kickstarter video created by Melissa Sayen.

Music: One Sly Move, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

Despite prior book-making experience, there's always the chance we'll run into print problems. Botched formatting on our end, delays on the printer's end, our books getting lost in the snow - there's a bunch of stuff that could slow down delivery.

Fulfillment will be a little trickier - this will be our first time shipping on a large scale and, while we've tried to plan for every contingency, something's bound to come up. Still, while we may (hopefully not, but maybe) end up fumbling a bit, there shouldn't be anything that would prevent eventual delivery.

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