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About this project

FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.

Cover Art by Cassey Kuo
Cover Art by Cassey Kuo

Here’s just some of what to expect in the first volume of FULL BLEED and beyond! 

This Volume’s Centerpiece: A new in-depth interview with legendary author Stephen King, by IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. An interview like no other he has given, it begins with his childhood love of comics, and spins out from there...

Art by Sebastian Gomez
Art by Sebastian Gomez

 The Lost Alan Moore Interview: An unpublished and extensive interview with Alan Moore, originally conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by Gavin Edwards in 2006, with a new introduction.

A tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson by close friend and former editor Shawna Gore

A brand-new short story from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale with spot illustrations from Tim Truman

Prose by Joe Lansdale, Art by Tim Truman
Prose by Joe Lansdale, Art by Tim Truman

 An interview with punk rock legend Carla Bozulich by Whitney Phaneuf

New comic strips from the creator of Too Much Coffee Man and Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler

A personal remembrance of Douglas Adams by Arvind Ethan David

From the article by Arvind Ethan David, Art by Robert Hack
From the article by Arvind Ethan David, Art by Robert Hack

 “The Histories of Herodotus” - Historical musings, along with spot illustrations by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones/God is Disappointed in You)

A feature on the history of comics on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, by Calvin Reid, Publisher’s Weekly Senior Editor, and comics advocate

An autobiographical comic from the creator of Gumballs, Erin Nations

A Cuban travelogue from IDW's CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams

From the article by Ted Adams
From the article by Ted Adams

 A personal tale of whiskey, vinyl records, and Japan by Jarrett Melendez , with spot illustrations from Sara Richard

A roundtable discussion on Alternative Comics, conducted by Josh Bayer: Featuring Tara Booth, Derf, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Johnny Ryan and Haleigh Buck

A political rant of epic proportions along with spot illustrations; By Minimum Wage creator, Bob Fingerman

Art by Bob Fingerman
Art by Bob Fingerman

A personal tale of health food stores and swinger parties in 1970s California, told through the lens of his Grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond

 A new comic story from the creator of Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell

Comic Art by Kim Dwinell
Comic Art by Kim Dwinell

 A rumination on the 5 most important artists of the Underground Comix movement by Bob Levin

A new autobiographical comic from Jen Vaughn

A new autobiographical comic from Gideon Kendall

Comic Art by Gideon Kendall
Comic Art by Gideon Kendall

A career-spanning interview with noted war photographer Don McCullin by Joel Meadows

A short story by Bram Stoker Award-winner, bestselling author Paul Tremblay

 A long form feature on comics’ conquest of museums and galleries by Rob Salkowitz

From the article by Rob Salkowitz
From the article by Rob Salkowitz

 A mission statement and opening salvo editorial column, from Creative Director Dirk Wood

…and believe it or not, much more! This is only a taste of the staggering content that will fill the 200 pages of FULL BLEED. 

STRETCH GOALS! Get ready for some fancy add-ons once we get the requisite number of subscribers. Stay tuned, as these will be revealed as we approach our goals!

As always, to find a local comic shop in your area that sells the finest of IDW books (and a few other publishers, too), visit the Comic Shop Locator Service:

https://comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575

FULL BLEED is the premiere publication from IDW’s new imprint, WOODWORKS. After launch, IDW & WOODWORKS will be creating a campaign to help Traveling Stories, a charitydedicated to children’s literacy and “outsmarting poverty one book at a time,” and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help with their continued work for literacy and libraries. WOODWORKS intends to make smart books, for smart people…and do what they can to help make more smart people.

Please visit our friends at Traveling Stories, and the CBLDF, to learn more about their missions: 

http://travelingstories.org

http://cbldf.org

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Why Kickstarter?

In days of yore, running a magazine, one had to rely on two important sources of revenue — advertising and subscriptions. Well, FULL BLEED is 100% ad free. To realistically sustain a publication of this magnitude, reaching out directly to fans is necessary. In other words, subscriptions. In this day and age, Kickstarter provides us the opportunity to interact with prospective readers, not compromise on quality, and remain free of advertising.

We want this project to get as much visibility as possible BEFORE launch, to arm ourselves with the information to make the best publication we possibly can. Kickstarter's community easily provides the best resource for that. IDW:PDX and Woodworks plan to be in business for years, generating content that can be sold anywhere under the sun. We want to build excitement for what we're launching here, and Kickstarter is the best place to spread that word far and wide to the people we want to reach -- you. Dedicated readers.

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    **To qualify, you must hold a Diamond account in good standing, and your order will be fulfilled by Diamond at a 2-for-1 rate! In other words, if you are a comic shop by placing this order for one subscription, you will receive two. Look for the other retailer tiers for other quantities. Or, please email Dirk Wood directly to find out how to adjust your pledge to get the exact quantity you need, with FULL BLEED and your account number in the subject line: dirk@idwpublishing.com -- Your shipping charges will be calculated by Diamond in your regular fashion along with your regular shipment.

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    Full One Year Subscription to FULL BLEED: The Comics & Culture Quarterly. Four 200-page prestige Hardcovers, with slipcase to hold all 4. along with a signed limited print by Cover Artist Cassey Kuo, AND enamel “IDW:PDX” pin.

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    • Hardcover Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 2 (expected ship March 2018)
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    • Hardcover Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (expected ship Sep. 2018)
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    Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of all four volumes of FULL BLEED: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, with slipcase, and signed limited prints for all 4. (Vol. 1 by Cassey Kuo, 2 - 4 signed by Artists TBD)

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    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (Artist TBD)
    • Slipcase to hold all four volumes!
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    • Your name in the next volume of Full Bleed!
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    Kevin Eastman Original Art package!

    Full One Year Subscription to FULL BLEED: The Comics & Culture Quarterly. Four 200-page prestige Hardcovers, with slipcase, and signed limited prints for all 4. (Vol. 1 by Cassey Kuo, 2-4 signed by Artists TBD) - Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman! AND enamel “IDW:PDX” pin. AND get your name in the next volume of FULL BLEED!

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    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 1 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 2 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 3 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (Artist TBD)
    • A limited print with every volume, signed by the cover artist!
    • IDW:PDX Enamel Pin
    • Slipcase to hold all four volumes!
    • Your name in the next volume of Full Bleed!
    • A piece of completely original art by Kevin Eastman!
    • Limited Print Signed by Kevin Eastman!
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    IDW:PDX visit!

    (U.S. entrant only) Get a trip to Portland, and spend the day working at the IDW:PDX offices on FULL BLEED Vol. 2! Also includes $500.00 Pledge level. Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman!

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    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 1 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 2 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 3 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (Artist TBD)
    • A limited print with every volume, signed by the cover artist!
    • Slipcase to hold all four volumes!
    • IDW:PDX Enamel Pin
    • A piece of completely original art by Kevin Eastman!
    • Your name in the next volume of Full Bleed!
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    San Diego Comic-Con visit!

    (U.S. entrant only) Get a trip to San Diego Comic-Con International 2018 for the official launch of FULL BLEED Vol. 3! Includes MVP access to all IDW related signings and panels! Also includes $500.00 Pledge level. Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman!

    **please note SDCC badges will not ship with books in December, but would follow later.

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    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 2 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 3 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (Artist TBD)
    • A limited print with every volume, signed by the cover artist!
    • Slipcase to hold all four volumes!
    • Your name in the next volume of Full Bleed!
    • A piece of completely original art by Kevin Eastman!
    • IDW:PDX Enamel Pin
    • Special Access to IDW Events at San Diego Comic-Con International
    • Limited Print Signed by Kevin Eastman!
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    EARLY BIRD: Subscription, Eastman Print!

    THE FIRST 50 People to PLEDGE $100.00 for Full One Year Subscription to FULL BLEED: The Comics & Culture Quarterly. Four 200-page prestige Hardcovers, with slipcase to hold all 4...Plus a limited, signed print by Kevin Eastman!

    Includes:
    • Hardcover copy of Full Bleed Vol. 1
    • Hardcover Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 2 (expected ship March 2018)
    • Hardcover Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 3 (expected ship June 2018)
    • Hardcover Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (expected ship Sep. 2018)
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    Kevin Eastman Interview Package!

    Get to interview Kevin Eastman for FULL BLEED Vol. 2! Also includes $500.00 Pledge level: Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of all four volumes of FULL BLEED: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, with slipcase, and signed and limited prints for all 4. AND enamel “IDW:PDX” pin. AND get your name in the next volume of FULL BLEED! with slipcase, and signed limited prints for all 4. Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman!

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 1 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 2 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 3 (Artist TBD)
    • Signed Copy of Full Bleed Vol. 4 (Artist TBD)
    • Slipcase to hold all four volumes!
    • A limited print with every volume, signed by the cover artist!
    • IDW:PDX Enamel Pin
    • A piece of completely original art by Kevin Eastman!
    • Interview Kevin Eastman on assignment for FULL BLEED!
    • Limited Print Signed by Kevin Eastman!
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