FULL BLEED VOLUME 2: DEEP CUTS... IS LIVE!
You thought the first one was crazy-packed with amazing content? Wait until you see our second installment. We're just getting started over here!
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.
Here's just SOME of what to expect in the second volume of FULL BLEED and beyond:
Catching up with the Hernandez Brothers: An Interview by Derek Royal and Andy Kunka
An interview with the legendary Walter Simonson, featuring never-before-seen artwork, by Greg Goldstein and Marena Bronson
The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
Afrofuturista! The Fantastical Adventures of Nnedi Okorafor by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen Chapter Two by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
An interview with Kevin Eastman by Eric Peterson
A new comic story from the creator of Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell
Creating Dangerously, an essay on Guy Coldwell and controversial art by Bob Levin
A personal tale of health food stores and swinger parties in 1980s California, told through the lens of his Grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
Archival Quality: An interview with Christina “Steenz” Stewart and Ivy Weir, by Jen Vaughn
Icelandic Saga: A travel log by Jarrett Melendez , with spot illustrations from Sara Richard
New comic strips from the creator of Too Much Coffee Man and Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler
A tribute to the late, great Fred Cole, punk rock Portland legend by Shawna Gore
Bastards of Young: A new autobiographical comic from Dirk Wood & Gideon Kendall
A long form feature on comics’ conquest of museums and galleries by Rob Salkowitz
A career-spanning interview with noted war photographer Don McCullin by Joel Meadows
A rumination on his childhood comic shop, the insane man who ran it, and the illuminati by D.A. Cox
An insane new comic from the zany Craig Yoe
Stride On: An interview with Quasi’s Sam Coomes by Dirk Wood
Last, but certainly not least... The long-anticipated President Stable Genius: A political rant with spot illustrations; By Minimum Wage creator, Bob Fingerman
…and believe it or not, much more!
NOT ONLY THAT, but place your order here for Full Bleed Vol. 2.... and get a bonus comic, unavailable anywhere else! Las Vegas Repo #1 from Shaun Harris & Miguel Ruano!
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.
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!
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IDW & WOODWORKS support Traveling Stories, a charity dedicated to children’s literacy and “outsmarting poverty one book at a time,” and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, for their continued work for literacy and libraries.
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We're at about the half-way point everybody, time to announce a couple of small stretch goals, with more to come! We've fully funded, so zero worries, volume two is well under way! But we need to more subscribers to ensure we get to keep doing this long term, so let's spread the word!
AT 25K - Everyone who's pledged, at ANY level, on EITHER of our two campaigns, is going to get a free digital download of "RIOT AXE," the debut album by the IDW Publishing house band, The Woodford Brownlee band. This is garage rock at its most gnarly. Once we hit 25,000 everybody gets the album. Check them out here!
AT 30K - Everyone who's pledged at ANY level, on EITHER of our two campaigns, gets a "Cutting Room Floor" PDF! Behind the scenes photos, uncut manuscripts, top secret email correspondence with creators (addresses redacted of course!), sneak peeks at unseen art, and more! An unprecedented look at the creative process of FULL BLEED!
ADD-ON ITEMS - Because YOU demanded it! We've added levels for those folks who've already subscribed to the book, but still want to be able to get the prints and pins available for Volume 2! Frankly, we should have thought of this before, and we want everything to be available for everybody who wants it! So if you already bought in for a subscription, but you want Walter Simonson's Limited & Signed print, now's your chance!
Thanks for your support everybody! Onward and Upward, and Viva Full Bleed!
It occurred to us yesterday, this whole campaign has been a pretty one-sided affair, just us telling you what we're going to do, and how great it is. But we want to hear from you!
Volume 2 is about to go to print, and thanks to you all we'll be doing this for a while. So we want to know... What are your favorite articles from the first volume? What are you excited about that's in the second? What would you like to see more of? Less off?
Any dream interviews you think we should go after? Any artists you think are un-sung?
Let us know! Comment either here or on the main page! Your input matters to us, you guys are the reason we're able to make Full Bleed, let us know what we can do to make this thing even better!
And if you haven't joined our Facebook page yet, there's another spot to let us know how we're doing:
Last but not least, here's something I'm excited about for the second volume - The opening spread of the Walter Simonson interview!
Risks and challenges
***A few of you experienced shipping difficulties the first time around. We’re sorry about that. Suffice to say – No one has ever done this before, and we had a couple of hiccups, but those minor issues have been fixed, and you’ll be getting your copy packed the way you expect a collectible item to be packed.
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