This is AFAR
Hey everyone. We are Tabulit, and we are back for our second anthology. AFAR.
To briefly introduce, we are a Canadian Art Collective based in Montreal. Tabulit started out as a digital publishing startup, but as we increasingly explored ways to help our creators, we reorganized to become an art collective.
Our new anthology, AFAR, will be about distance between people, and how that distance shapes the nature of relationships, whether it's romance, friendship, or family. We always think of our relationships to each other in proximity more naturally, but how much do we really think about how being apart from each other affects us? This book intends to explore that, in all aspects.
This project is very special, in that we've finally brought our writers and artists back together on a single platform, and that this marks our new beginning as an art collective. This has been a long time coming with more than 20 artists and writers on the project.
Below is a preview of some of the comics.
The Project Details
Like FURR, AFAR will be a 6 x 9 book with more than 125 pages of comics and short stories about the theme of distance.
We are raising $6,500 CAD, in order to fund the production, printing, and the delivery of the book. This is roughly the breakdown of the costs.
Featured Artists Include:
Kristina Luu is a Vietnamese illustrator and comic artist from Vancouver, Canada! She's currently studying animation at Sheridan and makes the webcomic "Intercosmic" as her passion project! She loves making inclusive media focusing on diversity and positive LGBTQA themes. Most of all, she loves creating fun characters and stories that make people smile.
Jade Armstrong is a 21 year old cartoonist living in Toronto, Canada. She is the illustrator for the webcomic CRUTCH and is part of the comic collective HELLO BOYFRIEND. Her favourite cats are Maine Coons.
Jennifer Herd Is the creator of the webcomic, Clearly Missherd, and an obvious pun enthusiast. She lives in Toronto in an overpriced apartment with two adopted cats. She is into gaming, indie comics, weird romance stories and spending too much money on takeout.
Delaney Januzzi is a visual development and comic artist currently living in Brisbane, Australia. She grew up in Portland, OR until her passion for visual storytelling took her to Los Angeles where she studied character animation at CalArts. In her free time, she enjoys working on her own comic and indulging in additional hobbies such as hiking, baking, and cat-petting.
Isabelle Arne is a French illustrator based near Bordeaux, she draws comics and illustrate books cover, just loving to bring colors to the stories and their heroes.
Isabelle Nguyen is an artist and graphic illustrator based in Montreal. Her comics have been published thanks to publications such as the Fine Arts Reading Room, Tabulit Comics and Carte-Blanche. She has displayed her work in a group exhibition at Studio XX through the 2016 Art Matters festival. Her favourite comic genres to read are slice of life romance and retro science fiction.
Holly McGillis is a Freelance Illustrator with a focus on the magical qualities of narrative and storytelling. Holly finds inspiration in the world above - the sky, the stars and the clouds. They tell of whimsical, light hearted journeys held in places of wonder. They use a strong sense of nostalgia and detail in their work to create something reminiscent of a dream. When people recall Holly’s work they can do so with a smile.
Joe Whitt is a comic artist who received a BFA in drawing from the University of Montevallo. He works primarily with brush and ink, doing both fan comics and original work.
Rado R. is a 23 year-old self-taught artist from Madagascar.
Renee Liang is a Toronto based artist currently studying animation, specializing in design.
Cathrin Peterslund is a Danish cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from The Animation Workshop with a degree in graphic storytelling.
Mo (Myra) is an artist currently living in NYC. She attended LCAD 2012-16 as an animation major and dabbled in Illustration/Game Art and Fine Art. She has two cats and used to have a pet snake.
Ophelia Chiu is a Graphic Designer and storyteller. She focuses mainly on Visual Interactive, but enjoy sharing my experiences through joy and laughter by illustrating during her free time. She has a passion for image making and music, and hopes to inspire and create unity among people through the emotions they share when they view her work.
Pola Kowalewska is a Polish comic artist who dabbled in visual arts ever since childhood. They have a weakness for stories that are eerie and entertaining and they love creating characters with strong personality and backgrounds with their atmosphere on point. Creator of the webcomic Set It on Random.
Featured Writers Include:
Ruxandra Rusu is a Montreal based actress, film-maker, and writer. She writes So Far So Bad on Tabulit.
Dumitru Vlad is a Romanian writer and writes the Tabulit series Flight 36-8-B.
Sam Kearns is an Oxford based writer, who has graduated from the University of Oxford's creative writing master's program. He devours fantasy books/entire planets.
Nathaniel McKenzie is a Canadian writer, currently based in London.
Zach Burke is a writer who hails from Missouri, and is the graduate of the University of Oxford's creative writing master's program. He currently resides in Oxford.
Rinalda Faraian is an extroverted introvert, passionate about good books, history, pole dancing, yoga and baking. She writes a good deal, draws and paints. She currently lives in the Polar Circle, where she is trying her absolute best to finish her PhD thesis. Her plans for the future include not having any plans for the future.
The principal reward in this Kickstarter will be the AFAR book!
Oh, and did we tell you? We're launching a sticker set, and going to include them in every reward pakcage starting from the print book!
But we are also going to make bundles available to those who missed out on the FURR Kickstarter. There will be book bundles where you'll be able to get both the FURR and AFAR books.
FURR is an AMAZING book with great artists including the wonderful Tille Walden as a guest artist. And all about, CATS!
Want to know more about FURR? Check out our first Kickstarter Campaign!
Plus, for the indie shops with a taste for having well-crafted books, we have retailer specials with 50% discount!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Are you missing someone who's special to your heart? Haven't seen that person in a long time? Now, you can keep them closer to you with a custom portrait done by Tabulit Artists!
Currently, artists doing a portrait are:
Just to let you know, it's only one portrait per artist. So if you like a particular artist's style, make sure to get it!
Risks and challenges
This is the second time we're doing an anthology, and in regards to the types of challenges and risks, it's pretty much the same as before. We've delivered on our first project and we're confident we can do so for this one as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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