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!
- A. Stiffler & K. Copeland (Find Chaos and Lesbian 101)
- Anissa Espinosa & Alison Wilgus (A Stray in the Woods)
- Bevan Thomas & Kate Ebensteiner
- Blue Delliquanti (O Human Star)
- Christianne Goudreau & Taneka Stotts (Full Circle)
- Dylan Edwards (Valley of the Silky Sky)
- Jon Cairns
- Kori Michele (Prince of Cats)
- Kristina Stipetic (14 Nights)
- Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley) & Lin Visel (Balst)
- Niki Smith (Some Did Rest)
- Rachel Dukes (Frankie Comics) & Gabby Reed
- Reed Black (What a Queer Family)
- Savannah Horrocks & April J Martins
- Shing Yin Khor (Sawdust Bear Press)
- Sfé R. Monster (Eth's Skin) & Brittney Sabo (All Night)
- Ted Closson
- Wm Brian MacLean (Rooster Tree)
- Cover by: Levi Hastings
- Interior art: Evan Dahm (Vattu and Rice Boy)
**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 goes to:
- Christianne Goudreau
- Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
- Taneka's Dad (and Chizzi)
Sfé's Mum (and Sealy)
Kickstarter music thanks to the Google Audio Library:
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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