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This Makes Me Sad: A Short Comic Anthology is a new collection of strange, sad, and wonderful comics by 10 Chicago-based artists.
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Cover art by Daimon Hampton
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Welcome! This Makes Me Sad is a comic anthology by Let’s Make Comics!, a Chicago-based comic collective. Once a year we pull a theme out of a hat and turn our members loose on it, with weird and wonderful results. This year we explore melancholy, wistfulness, grief, depression... and the strength that can be found despite, or because of, those things.

The book will be 48 pages, black and white, and 8.5 x 11. The pages have all been turned in and the book is almost ready to go - we just need your help to get it printed. 

The goal of Let's Make Comics! as a group is to help folks make comics. Books that don't go toward fulfillment are split evenly among participants - we're planning on 20 copies each this year - and leftover funds are put back into the group (convention fees, pizza parties, etc).  Backing gets you a rad book and helps us us do a ton of cool stuff. If you're interested, take a look at the reward tiers below!


Featuring art by:

Andrew Larkin

Celina Barajas

Daimon Hampton

Dov Tennenbaum

Jeff Eggebeen

Kat Tuesday

Melissa Sayen

Patrick Cheng

Quinn Stephens

Sam Hiebert 

Bonus 8x10 print by Dov Tennenbaum and button by Andrew Larkin!
Bonus 8x10 print by Dov Tennenbaum and button by Andrew Larkin!
Click to see Quinn's art in motion!
Click to see Quinn's art in motion!

Kickstarter video by Patrick Cheng.  

Music: Tape Deck by Endless Love (YouTube Audio Library)  

Risks and challenges

There’s always a chance we’ll run into print problems - formatting mistakes on our end, production errors on the printer’s end, etc - there’s a bunch of stuff that could could slow down delivery. We could also have trouble shipping from us to you - prices could go up, our packages could get lost in the snow, the possibilities are endless. This isn’t our first Kickstarter, however. We've negotiated reprints of bad runs, shipped out replacement books that got lost or damaged, and we’re confident that in the end we’ll be able to get you your books.

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    THE PDF

    A PDF copy of THIS MAKES ME SAD!

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    ALL THE PDFS

    PDFs of THIS MAKES ME SAD as well as our last four anthologies: OUT OF THE DEEP, FORGOTTEN HISTORY, MYSTERY, and MARS!

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    THE BOOK

    A physical copy + the PDF of THIS MAKES ME SAD!

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    THE GOODIES

    A physical copy + PDF of THIS MAKES ME SAD as well an original button and 8x10 print!

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    EVERYTHING

    The previous tier + a physical copy of our 2018 anthology, OUT OF THE DEEP + all five anthology PDFs!

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    • Book: This Makes Me Sad
    • Book: Out of the Deep
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    COMMISSION

    The EVERYTHING tier + a digital commission by Melissa Sayen! See description for details.

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    • Book: This Makes Me Sad
    • PDF: This Makes Me Sad
    • Book: Out of the Deep
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    The EVERYTHING tier + a digital commission by Dov Tennenbaum! See description for details.

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    • PDF: This Makes Me Sad
    • Book: Out of the Deep
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    The EVERYTHING tier + a digital commission by Quinn Stephens! See description for details.

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    • Book: Out of the Deep
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    The EVERYTHING tier + a digital commission by Celina Barajas! See description for details.

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    • Book: This Makes Me Sad
    • PDF: This Makes Me Sad
    • Book: Out of the Deep
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    The EVERYTHING tier + a digital commission by Kat Tuesday! See description for details.

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    • Book: Out of the Deep
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    The EVERYTHING tier + a digital commission by Patrick Cheng! See description for details.

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    • Book: Out of the Deep
    • Bonus PDFs: Out of the Deep, Forgotten History, Mystery, and Mars
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