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Support Planned Parenthood with comics by Neil Gaiman, Gabby Rivera, Amber Benson, Gerard Way, Yona Harvey, Mara Wilson and many more!
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Planned Parenthood, and the millions of people they help each year, need every bit of help they can get. Please join us in making Mine! a comics collection where the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. From stories about everyday people to fantastic adventures, Mine! celebrates and defends Planned Parenthood in a book that can live on in our homes, libraries and the halls of Congress.

Mine! features stories about trailblazing women like Margaret Sanger and Emma Goldman, civil rights leaders like Gloria Richardson, a person's first time going to a Planned Parenthood, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, as well as fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood. There is something for everyone in Mine!

We've acquired top talent from the comics world and beyond including over a dozen Eisner Award winners and dozens more Eisner nominees to help give us all the compelling and thought provoking stories you'll find in Mine! Jill Thompson is providing the cover and John Workman provided the logo.

Captain Ginger by Stuart Moore and June Brigman
Captain Ginger by Stuart Moore and June Brigman

 

Here are just some of the creators you'll find in Mine!

Help us to create this book of empowerment that's raw, heart-felt and visually stunning.

By Kelly Fernandez
By Kelly Fernandez

 

Are you ready to get involved and get Mine! made? Then read on for the most popular REWARDS. New to Kickstarter? Take a look at the full list of options on the right and scroll down to see the many rewards and exclusive, limited items included at each pledge level.

Stretch Goals!  

  • At $60,000, we will make a hardcover edition available!     
  • At $75,000, we will make a Spanish language edition available! This will take time, as we don't know how long it will take someone to translate Mine!   

More stretch goals will be added after we pass $75k!  

Add-ons!  

Please add the amount to your current pledge and you can add as many as you like in any combination you wish! We will confirm all add-ons you are including as part of your pledge in the backer survey.  

  • Add-on $5 for each Mine! Stands Up Condom Matchbook (includes shipping cost. Domestic shipping only.) 
  • Add-on $30 for each Mine! paperback copy (includes shipping cost) 
  • Add-on $35 for each t-shirt (includes shipping cost)
By Trina Robbins & Richard Case. Part of our Original Pages reward level.
By Trina Robbins & Richard Case. Part of our Original Pages reward level.

 

T-shirt image designed by Leah Garrett, Barbara Haspiel, & Dean Haspiel
T-shirt image designed by Leah Garrett, Barbara Haspiel, & Dean Haspiel

 

 

Gloria Richardson by Mark Waid and John Broglia
Gloria Richardson by Mark Waid and John Broglia

Our goal is to make a high quality graphic novel anthology you will enjoy today and for years to come. The majority of funds go directly toward creating Mine! and shipping them out. In accordance with Kickstarter's guidelines, pledges cannot directly go to Planned Parenthood, but proceeds from the book sales can and will be.

So where is your money going? As with any project, there are fixed costs (costs that are not going to change whether you make one unit or a million units) and variable costs (the costs involved in producing each individual unit going forward).  

Fixed costs include things like legal fees, advertising, printing production costs, and creation of the contents of the book— writing, artwork, lettering, coloring, and so on. 

$27,000 - Creation costs for 180 pages of amazing content. 

$ 3,000 - Legal and Administrative costs  

"But wait! Aren’t the creators donating their work?" Yes, many of them are indeed donating their work, but not everybody is doing so. That’s not a slam against them, comics is a business and they’re working— indeed, we know they’re taking a pay cut to work on this book rather than a better paying project. The only drawback is that we don’t know yet how many creators are donating their fees back to the project, so we’re using the maximum we’re paying per page, so we know that even if everyone takes their full fees, we’re still going to raise enough money to complete the project. Variable costs for this book include Kickstarter’s fees, credit card and PayPal fees, and the costs to print or produce each and every reward. 

 5% - Kickstarter fees 

3% - Credit card/Paypal fees 

25% - Printing & producing rewards 

2% - Packing and handling 

 Money raised that’s above and beyond those variable costs will pay to cover fixed costs, and what remains will be used for marketing, distribution, and lowering wholesale prices to make Mine! available to more people.

Kickstarter offers us a tremendous platform and a wide audience to make this all possible. The proceeds from sales of this anthology post-campaign will support Planned Parenthood. By offering creators a page rate they can donate, we will be able to boost our support for PP in addition to sales from the book to make Mine! a success for PP and all of us for years to come!

Story by Michael Moreci and Danny Luckert
Story by Michael Moreci and Danny Luckert

 

Over 40 stories is a great start but we don't want to stop there. Help us reach past our goal and we'll push Mine! further, giving you more stories, a Spanish language version, a hardcover edition, and shipping more copies to libraries and politicians for your pledge.

ComicMix stands with Planned Parenthood and all the work they do, and is creating Mine! as a benefit book that will inform and also raise money for Planned Parenthood. ComicMix has obtained a trademark agreement with Planned Parenthood and has coordinated with them on some of the stories you will find in this book.

It is important to acknowledge all the incredible services that Planned Parenthood provides and how those who do not personally support reproductive rights should want to fight to protect. However, ComicMix and Mine! support reproductive rights.

By Leah Garrett, Barbara Haspiel and Dean Haspiel
By Leah Garrett, Barbara Haspiel and Dean Haspiel

 

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Thank you from all of us at ComicMix: Mike Gold, Glenn Hauman , Martha Thomases , Adriane Nash, Evelyn Kriete, Molly Jackson , Joe Corallo and the rest of the team. We're extremely grateful for your support. Thank you for helping to make this project a reality.

 

 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges involved in a project of this magnitude are many -- mostly anticipated from printing, production and shipping delays. But nothing will stop the sound vision and verve that fills the interior pages from cover to cover. Over 100 contributors from the comic-book industry and beyond join forces to contribute.

The curators of this unprecedented anthology have a combined total of over 75 years experience producing comic-books for Marvel and DC Comics, among other comic-book publishers, with over 1000 titles to their credit.

It's entirely possible that some of the contributors to the project may find themselves unable to meet the deadline for getting the book out the door in time for Christmas sales. We will disclose any changes to the creator lineup as we become aware of them.

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    Mine! Stands Up condom matchbook

    These printed Condom Matchbooks look like a book of matches but the message "Open for Safety" is printed above the striking pad in place of the usual "Close for Safety".

    (Why only the US? Because we're not allowed to export condoms outside the United States.)

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    Mine! Paperback + Editorial Signatures

    Everything from the Mine! Paperback level plus signatures from the editorial team of Molly Jackson, Joe Corallo, Adriane Nash and Mike Gold! BONUS SIGNATURE Mindy Newell, the first woman to write Wonder Woman!

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    Matt Miner and Mine!

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    Mine! for You and a Friend!

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    Mine! plus the ComicMix Digital Library

    You'll receive a paperback copy of Mine! You'll also receive a digital copy of Mine! and access to the full ComicMix Digital Library including Mine!, Jon Sable, Grimjack, Demons of Sherwood, EZ Street, Munden's Bar, and more!

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    Mine! + ComicMix Team Bookplate

    You'll receive a paperback copy of Mine! with a signed bookplate by the ComicMix team. This includes editors Joe Corallo and Molly Jackson as well as Martha Thomases, Glenn Hauman, Mike Gold, Mindy Newell, Arthur Tebbel, Mark Alan Fishman, Ed Catto, Denny O'Neil, Evelyn Kriete, Adriane Nash and John Ostrander. You will also receive a digital copy of Mine! and access to the ComicMix Digital Library.

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    Eric Palicki and Mine!

    Everything from the Mine! Paperback level plus a signed bookplate from Mine! Contributor Eric Palicki! As a bonus, you will also get issues 1-4 of No Angel signed by Eric Palicki and his sister Adrianne Palicki!

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    Mine! + Mark Wheatley Limited Print!

    You'll receive a paperback copy of Mine!, a digital copy, the digital goodies, the ComicMix Digital Library, plus a Kickstarter exclusive limited signed and numbered 11x17 full color art print by Mark Wheatley using his art from his story with Neil Gaiman! We'll also throw in the condom matchbook if you're in the US!

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    Mine! Expanded Bookplate

    You'll receive everything from the Mine! + ComicMix Team Bookplate plus additional signatures from Paul Levitz, Devin Grayson, Mags Visaggio, Matt Miner, Robby Barrett, Sean Von Gorman, Fabian Lelay, Kristina Stipetic, Andrea Shockling, Dave Kelly, and Lara Antal! Keep an eye out as we may be adding more contributors!

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    Whose House? Mine!

    You'll be receiving one copy of Mine! for yourself, and an additional copy will be sent in your name to a member of the House of Representatives with a letter of support to Planned Parenthood. As a bonus, we will include the digital edition and the digital goodies bundle too!

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    Gerard Way and Mine!

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    Whose Senate? Mine!

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    ComicMix Pro Services Package

    You'll receive a paperback copy of Mine!, a digital copy, the ComicMix Digital Library, plus the ComicMix Pro Services treatment. This includes a portfolio review with up to an hour of feedback from Mike Gold, founder of First Comics and former DC Comics Group Editor. Great for both aspiring writers and artists!

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    Mine! + Original Page

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    You'll receive a paperback copy of Mine!, a digital copy, the digital goodies, a t-shirt, the ComicMix Digital Library, plus one of the two original pages of artwork from Neil Gaiman and Mark Wheatley's comic in Mine!, signed by both of them! We'll throw in the condom matchbook if you're in the US too! This is the ultimate Mine! package!

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    Mine! + Original Neil Gaiman Script!

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