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A queer Sci-Fi / Fantasy comic anthology
A queer Sci-Fi / Fantasy comic anthology
A queer Sci-Fi / Fantasy comic anthology
2,521 backers pledged $79,670 to help bring this project to life.

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The Beyond Anthology

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Beyond is an anthology of queer sci-fi and fantasy comics.  Featuring 18 stories by 26 contributors, Beyond is a 250+ page, black and white, queer comic anthology, full of swashbuckling space pirates, dragon slayers, death-defying astronauts, and monster royalty.  Each story celebrates and showcases unquestionably queer characters as they explore the galaxy, mix magic, have renegade adventures, and save the day!

The Beyond Anthology was born from a desire to see stories inspired by people like us (queer people with diverse genders and sexualities) slaying dragons, piloting spaceships, getting into trouble, and saving the day—without having to read for their queerness from between the lines.  We wanted to see beautiful, heartwarming, and adventurous stories that reflect and celebrate the many facets of gender and sexuality, without having to worry that their queerness would cast them as a villain, a pariah, or turn them into a cautionary tale. 

Learn more about the Beyond Anthology at BeyondAnthology.com.

Beyond is edited by Sfé R. Monster, assistant edited by Taneka Stotts, and features a group of 26 contributors who have created 18 exceptional all-ages stories that showcase and celebrate openly and unabashedly queer characters in science fiction and fantasy-based settings. We’re Kickstarting Beyond to pay our writers and artists and to cover print costs.  Help make the Beyond Anthology a reality!

  **UPDATE** we've hit our first stretch-goal! $25,000!

  • $25,000 - **UNLOCKED** everyone subscribed to the $50+ tier will get three additional postcards illustrated by artists Jennifer Doyle, Mira Ongchua, and a collaboration between Eric Arroyo and Kou Chen**UNLOCKED**
  • $30,000 - **UNLOCKED**  artist bonuses! 
  • $35,000 - **UNLOCKED** additional artist bonuses! 
  • $37,000 - **UNLOCKED** bonus comic! Digital PDF of S.H.I.P.S. by Em Huff and a Dechanique!
  • $40,000 - **UNLOCKED** additional artist bonuses!
  • $45,000 - **UNLOCKED** bonus comic! Digital PDF of Wig History by Douglas Wolk and Kel McDonald!
  • $50 000 - **UNLOCKED** additional artist bonuses!
  • $65 000 **UNLOCKED** enhanced covers (shiny foil!) for soft AND hardcover editions of Beyond! Additionally we will reveal three more Beyond-exclusive postcard prints for all $50+ tiers!
  • **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $30,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $50.00.
  • **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $35,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $100.00
  • **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $40,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $150.00.
  • **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $45,000 each contributor/team will receive an extra $200.00
  • **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $50,000 each contributor/team will receive an extra $250.00
(Special thanks to C. Spike Trotman and Smut Peddler)

Special thanks goes to:

  • Christianne Goudreau
  • Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
  • Rachel Edidin

Undying gratitude: 

  • Taneka's Dad (and Chizzi)
  • Sfé's Mum (and Sealy)

Kickstarter music thanks to the Google Audio Library:

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Risks and challenges

At this point our biggest risk would be printing and shipping delays. However, the comics are drawn, the book is finished, and we have a printer lined up and ready!

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    SCRYING STARS - Thank you for supporting the Beyond Anthology!
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    BEWITCHED PORTAL - You get a digital DRM-free PDF of The Beyond Anthology + digital wallpaper pack + A thank you on the website

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    CRYSTAL KNIGHT - A physical softcover copy of The Beyond Anthology + a digital PDF of the Beyond Anthology+ digital wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website

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    GHOSTLY GLOW - A physical softcover copy of The Beyond Anthology + a limited edition Kickstarter-only bookplate drawn by Brittney Sabo (All Night).
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    MONSTER COURT - A physical softcover copy of The Beyond Anthology + a Kickstarter-only postcard pack featuring art by Reed Black, Genue Revuelta, and Victoria Grace Elliott.
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    SPACE WARRIOR - A physical hardcover copy of The Beyond Anthology + a limited edition bookplate + a digital PDF of the Beyond Anthology+ digital wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website.

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    FOR RETAILERS ONLY
    Five (5) softcover copies of the Beyond Anthology. (To pledge to this tier you must be associated with a comic or book store. We reserve the right to confirm this before we ship books.)

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    FAE COVEN - A physical softcover copy of The Beyond Anthology and GLITTER. This tier comes with a small glass bottle filled with glitter and crystal shards.
    Also includes limited edition bookplate + PDF of the Beyond Anthology+ Kickstarter-only postcard pack + wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website

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    DRAGON SLAYER - A physical hardcover copy of The Beyond Anthology + a Kickstarter-only postcard pack + limited edition bookplate + PDF of the Beyond Anthology, wallpaper pack, a thank you on the website

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    BONE ROYALTY - A physical softcover copy of The Beyond Anthology with your name included in a special thank you in the book!
    Also comes with limited edition bookplate + Glitter + Kickstarter-only postcard pack + PDF of the Beyond Anthology + wallpaper pack + A thank you on the website.

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    SELKIE WITCH - A physical copy of Eth's Skin Chapter 1 and 2 + An original Wolf That Only You Can See + a physical softcover copy of The Beyond Anthology + Limited Edition Bookplate + Kickstarter-only Postcard Pack + Wallpaper pack + A thank you on the website

    (The Wolf That Only You Can See will be custom designed and tailored for each commissioner and painted on red cardstock in black, white, and gold)

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