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Toronto's next generation of comic creators bring you 300 pages of all-new stories from the city we love!
Toronto's next generation of comic creators bring you 300 pages of all-new stories from the city we love!
Toronto's next generation of comic creators bring you 300 pages of all-new stories from the city we love!
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Toronto Comics: Volume 3 is 300 pages of all-new comics starring Hogtown, brought to you by 47 local creators! This 6"x 9" softcover is jammed with 30 B+W stories from experienced indie veterans, as well as talented newcomers being published for the first time.

From post-apocalyptic Massey Mutant gangs to the unsettled ghosts of the Keg Mansion, from flirty skyscrapers to condo supervillains, this anthology is a love letter to the city of Toronto. With a foreword by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), this is our most ambitious work yet!

We have a table booked at the Toronto Comics Art Festival this May, and we need your help to launch the anthology there! All the artwork is ready to go, but now we need your support to help cover our print and creator costs.

We successfully ran a Kickstarter last year for Volume 2, and we were 1500% funded. We started very small, with writers pooling pocket money to cover print cost and artists donating their time, but thanks to your generosity with Volume 2's Kickstarter, we're now able to offer a page rate to our creators!

Where your money goes:

Our biggest cost is our creative team, who receive a flat page rate and a percentage of kickstarter profits.

We're printing through Marquis Books in Quebec; we've used them before, and they've always delivered a quality product with good turnaround. 

Stretch Goals

We've opted to have fewer stretch goals this year so we can better support our creators! A percentage of Kickstarter profits will be shared amongst the artists and writers who worked hard to bring you this fantastic book.

$11,000
All digital rewards will be upgraded with PDF copies of Volumes 1 and 2! All physical rewards will ship with links to the PDFS.

$12,000
ALL physical rewards will include a set of six coloured 1" pins featuring Volume 3 characters!

Super adorable designs from the talented Mandy James!
Super adorable designs from the talented Mandy James!

$13,000
ALL physical rewards will include stickers featuring the button characters! Decorate your world with your favourite characters!


Dodge shipping costs with TCAF pickup

We can have your Volume 3 waiting for you at our table if you select the 'TCAF PICKUP - NO SHIPPING!' pledge. Want additional rewards? Just increment the pledge to the level you want, and send us a message with your order!

Inside you'll find:

Danger and romance meet when a hero and his biggest fan go on a date!
Danger and romance meet when a hero and his biggest fan go on a date!
A lone soldier's attempt to survive in a post-nuclear winter attracts those looking for hope and those looking for blood.
A lone soldier's attempt to survive in a post-nuclear winter attracts those looking for hope and those looking for blood.
If a random stranger invited you into their front yard for a free BBQ, would you say yes? We did!
If a random stranger invited you into their front yard for a free BBQ, would you say yes? We did!
A determined young time-traveller and her wisecracking white squirrel are forced to make a crucial decision between fate and friendship.
A determined young time-traveller and her wisecracking white squirrel are forced to make a crucial decision between fate and friendship.
When living with strange condo neighbours, ignorance can be bliss, and a little knowledge can be deadly!
When living with strange condo neighbours, ignorance can be bliss, and a little knowledge can be deadly!
An autobiographical account of Gwen Howarth’s personal evolution and struggles as a Trans Woman, contrasted with the founding, growing pains, and triumphs of the Trans March at Toronto Pride over the past half-decade.
An autobiographical account of Gwen Howarth’s personal evolution and struggles as a Trans Woman, contrasted with the founding, growing pains, and triumphs of the Trans March at Toronto Pride over the past half-decade.
From the icy wastes of the frozen north strides Kunik Drakeblood and his sometime companion Silas the Cunning, come to challenge the cruel wizard Torontok!
From the icy wastes of the frozen north strides Kunik Drakeblood and his sometime companion Silas the Cunning, come to challenge the cruel wizard Torontok!
The sprawling decayed city formerly known as Toronto, forever changed by the great North American collapse, limps uncertainly toward a strange frontier.
The sprawling decayed city formerly known as Toronto, forever changed by the great North American collapse, limps uncertainly toward a strange frontier.
Ever have one of those mornings that just goes horribly wrong? Sometimes a regular Toronto commute spirals out of control...
Ever have one of those mornings that just goes horribly wrong? Sometimes a regular Toronto commute spirals out of control...
Two good friends catch up over dinner at O Noir, a restaurant where patrons dine in complete darkness. Though they may not be able to see, they begin to view each other in a completely new light.
Two good friends catch up over dinner at O Noir, a restaurant where patrons dine in complete darkness. Though they may not be able to see, they begin to view each other in a completely new light.
Pigs! Vampires! Vampire pigs on the verge of overrunning early 20th century Hogtown unless they’re stopped by a couple of bloodsucking Irish immigrants! 'Nuff said.
Pigs! Vampires! Vampire pigs on the verge of overrunning early 20th century Hogtown unless they’re stopped by a couple of bloodsucking Irish immigrants! 'Nuff said.
In this episode of HAUNT HUNT, our intrepid ghost hunters investigate Euclid Hall to spook out the restless spirits of the Massey family!
In this episode of HAUNT HUNT, our intrepid ghost hunters investigate Euclid Hall to spook out the restless spirits of the Massey family!
It's the evening rush hour on the TTC. A low rumble is heard.
It's the evening rush hour on the TTC. A low rumble is heard.
Get ready to shriek when high-voltage rock n' roll and the supernatural collide in this slice-of-Toronto-life comic.
Get ready to shriek when high-voltage rock n' roll and the supernatural collide in this slice-of-Toronto-life comic.
Three awkward teenage girls find there’s worse things than hunting for the perfect prom dress when their shopping adventure is interrupted by zombies, turning opulent Yorkville into a macabre battleground!
Three awkward teenage girls find there’s worse things than hunting for the perfect prom dress when their shopping adventure is interrupted by zombies, turning opulent Yorkville into a macabre battleground!
A streetwise girl uses her martial arts skills to chase down a super-powered thief to return her lost property!
A streetwise girl uses her martial arts skills to chase down a super-powered thief to return her lost property!

Plus:

Bells by Angeline Mauri
Curly Plays the Rex by DA Bishop
Buried, Almost Forgotten by Corey Reid and Cleopatria Peterson
The Way Home by Jeff Estrella and Thomas Turner
TTC YA by Keith WTS Morris and Meagan Moynagh
North of Cochrane by Miike Something and Arin MacDonald
#ModernViking by Mandy James
Etienne and the Far West by M. Blankier and Leo Lee
One Night on the TTC by Ryan Clement and Jeanna LeClair
Something Just as Great by Shawn Morrissey and Katie Mackay
Michael by Tuhin Giri
Toronto Search by Rebecca Slack
Architecture by Ricky Lima and Kelvin Sue
Then and Now
 by Stephany Lein
Chinatown's Lost Movie Palaces by Sam Noir and Mathew Tavares

Limited edition Kickstarter Prints

Get yourself a complete set of limited-edition 6" x 9" prints!
Get yourself a complete set of limited-edition 6" x 9" prints!

Gorgeous T-shirt of +10 Charisma

Get yourself a gorgeous shirt designed by Megan Kearney!
Get yourself a gorgeous shirt designed by Megan Kearney!

What they're saying:

“Toronto has always felt like not just *a* home of Canadian comics, but *the* home: there's so much talent here, old AND new, so many people doing interesting things with the medium, and so many events like the Toronto Comics Arts Festival that - LIKE TORONTO ITSELF - are legitimately world-class."
- Ryan North, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

“More than just a CN Tower postcard, the series benefits from its gleefully geeky celebration of Toronto.”
- NOW Toronto

“This pulpy publication is a who’s who of young comic talent in the country, bursting with eye-grabbing images and witty lines.”
- London Free Press

“This anthology series has seized on Toronto’s place as a hub in the comic book world and showcases some of the next superstar artists that will surely break through as those before them have.”
-Broken Pencil

“The talent in Toronto is incredible, and this collection goes a long way to highlight the depth, ability, and diversity of emerging comic book storytellers in this city. Watch these names - if you don’t know them yet, you will soon!”

-Hope Nicholson, Bedside Press 



“If you’re from Toronto, and you enjoy comics, than you have no excuse. This book was created LITERALLY for you. What else are you going to read on the Queen Streetcar?”

-Ty Templeton, Comicbook Bootcamp


Press inquiries

For interview requests, samples or press releases, please view our press site at: http://tocomix.com/press/ , or contact us at info@tocomix.com .

"Air Hockey Saloon" by Chris Zabriskie ( http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Vendaface/05_-_Air_Hockey_Saloon ), used under CC.

Risks and challenges

We've released two great volumes before, and you can find them in comic book stores across TO. Last year was our first Kickstarter, and we successfully delivered a great book to all our backers. We had a minor hiccup that resulted in a month-long delay on shipping some orders, but we've streamlined our process to prevent that this time!

Our artwork is in, proofs are ordered, our TCAF table is confirmed, and we've got our ducks in order. We've learned from past challenges, and printing Volume 3 should be a stress-free experience.

Barring accident or injury, the book will be launched on May 14th at TCAF 2016, and Kickstarter rewards will begin shipping shortly afterwards.

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