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Paper Rocket Minicomics has returned with two new publications: The Micro-Press Yearbook 2016 and The Age of Elves Issue 2.
Paper Rocket Minicomics has returned with two new publications: The Micro-Press Yearbook 2016 and The Age of Elves Issue 2.
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Nothing says spring like comics and zines!

Paper Rocket is doing another one of its quick and modest Kickstarter campaigns. We have two publications coming out in mid May: The Micro-Press Yearbook 2016 and The Age of Elves Issue Two. We have less than two weeks to raise the funds, so please help us out.

Cover by Kevin Czap
Cover by Kevin Czap

In the latest issue of The Micro-Press Yearbook we profile two important comic institutions: Toronto comic shop The Beguiling and indie publisher Sparkplug Comic Books.

Photo by Gabriele Di Fazio
Photo by Gabriele Di Fazio

The Beguiling celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. In this detailed article, Jonathan Rotsztain chronicles its history. Cartoonist Seth and shop-owner Peter Birkmoe share their thoughts about the role the shop plays in the comics culture of Toronto (and beyond).

Map by Jonathan Rotsztain
Map by Jonathan Rotsztain

 2016 was the year we said good-bye to Sparkplug Comic Books, which was founded by Dylan Williams in 2002. Robyn Chapman interviewed Virginia Paine, who took on the role of publisher after Dylan's passing in 2011. Also included is a complete bibliography of Sparkplug's sixty-eight titles.  

Photo by Katie Ash
Photo by Katie Ash

And as always, The Micro-Press Yearbook chronicles the yearly output of all the micro-presses we can track down.

Cover by Colin Lidston
Cover by Colin Lidston

 The Age of Elves is back! In the second issue, our cast ventures to Gen Con, the premiere table-top gaming convention of the midwest. Colin Lidston's skill as writer really shines through here—the issue take place almost entirely in a cramped Honda Civic, but it is the riveting none the less. 

Art by Colin Lidston
Art by Colin Lidston

As with all our Kickstarter campaigns, the cost of the pledge is equal to the cost of the reward plus shipping. So think of this as a pre-order campaign, not a fundraiser. 

About 75% of the money raised will go to paying our authors and artists, and the rest will cover a small first printing. The books will print immediately after after this campaign ends and will be shipped by June. 

 

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It's Paper Rocket's policy to split funds above the pledge level with our contributors. For example, if you chose The Age of Elves Issue 2 as your reward, but pledge ten dollars instead of the requires six dollars, that four dollar "tip" is split between Paper Rocket and Colin Lidston. Basically, it's a policy that benefits the authors we publish, not just Paper Rocket.

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There's no huge risk here. The books will be finished and ready for printing by the time this campaign is over.

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    The Age of Elves Issue Two

    The Age of Elves Issue Two by Colin Lidston. Shipping with in the US included.

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    The Micro-Press Yearbook 2016

    The Micro-Press Yearbook 2016, by Robyn Chapman with Jonathan Rotsztain and Virginia Paine. Shipping within the US included.

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    The Age of Elves Issue One and Two

    The Age of Elves Issue One and Two by Colin Lidston. Shipping within the US included.

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    Paper Rocket 2017 Spring Line

    The Age of Elves Issue Two by Colin Lidston and The Micro-Press Yearbook 2016, by Robyn Chapman with Jonathan Rotsztain and Virginia Paine. Shipping within the US included.

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    Twin Bed

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    Spring Line Superpack

    The Age of Elves Issue One and Two by Colin Lidston and The Micro-Press Yearbook 2015 and 2016 by Robyn Chapman. Shipping within the US included.

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