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Little Heart is a 160+ page comic anthology created with the subject of Marriage Equality in mind.
Little Heart is a 160+ page comic anthology created with the subject of Marriage Equality in mind.
365 backers pledged $9,779 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by Kim Jooha

What a perfect word to describe who we are. As artists and as an earnest little publishing operation — I think you have to have some misguided, naive sense of belief in yourself to succeed. Maybe?

And what is success? Money? Or just being able, somehow, through hard work to be able to keep doing what you love?

Well, we certainly don’t have money. All the same we’ve been very fortunate. We work hard — every day, all of our energy, all of our time, and whatever little amount of money we do have — it all gets subsumed by this vehicle.

I am tired. I am emotional. I am drained.

But I love it. I love the artists we work with — I love them so fucking much. They give me purpose. To rise everyday, to work hard every night. To continue whatever it is I am doing with this life. To learn from them, to laugh with them. To just be.

And that’s a kind of success. For me, I just want to keep doing this with them forever and ever. I hope I am able to do so.

Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, for us to continue that type of success, we need a minimum amount of capital. For the time being, that means having our current Kickstarter reach its goal. We have 2 days… and we need your help.

What are our Collections?

To keep our label running, we’ve moved to offering small seasonal, finely curated book bundles. We offer these at a deep discount and include a lot of extras. We call these bundles Collections.


Yes, our Collections are a way to raise funds, to keep the lights on — but they are also a way for us to highlight the authors we love. Alone, their works could be lost in the sea of releases coming and going. But by placing them in our collections, sometimes alongside authors with a larger following, they’re in a tiny peer group giving them higher visibility, and allowing for new audiences to discover them together.

So even if we get to a point of greater stability, we will continue to run our collections. The reason being is that raising capital alone is not the point of our collections. The other piece is raising awareness of not only our authors, their titles, but also of this industry — to show the necessity of this vibrant creative community and the works coming out of it to the larger world.

What does the future hold?

I’d like to take a second to pull back the curtain — to show you what we have coming down the pike for with our next couple of collections. Please keep in mind that some of these covers are not final.

Fall Collection '16
Fall Collection '16

Altcomics Magazine #4, Perfect Hair by Tommi Parrish, Secure Connect by Carta Monir, Sprawling Heart by Sab Meynert, and a new mini by Vincent Stall

Winter Collection '17
Winter Collection '17

Altcomics Magazine #5, Extended Play by Jake Terrell, Mirror Mirror 2 edited by Julia Gfrörer & Sean T. Collins, Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber, Yours by Sarah Ferrick

Spring Collection '17
Spring Collection '17

Altcomics Magazine #6, Architecture of an Atom by Juliacks, Life in the Fun Zone by Leif Goldberg, Retreat by Jaakko Pallasvuo, and a new mini by Brie Moreno

As you can see, we have a very exciting slate lined up. And there is so much more we have planned. But to make it there, we first need to succeed with our current collection. If you value the type of work we are doing, the authors we publish, we need your help — please show your support by becoming a backer and talking about the work we are doing on social media.

Thank you!

All our love, everything we got

— Raighne and everyone at 2dcloud ❤

How Are You?

Posted by Kim Jooha

Four years ago, 2dcloud published Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality thanks to you. We have come a long way. Now we publish 12 larger books a year + zines & minis. This enormous growth was made possible thanks to those of you who believed and supported us since the beginning.

Growth is not without pain. Our latest Spring Collection Kickstarter is having a hard time. Only FOUR days left and 65% funded. We need your help.

We met one of our favorite artists MariNaomi through this anthology. We have published two incredible graphic memoirs by her: Dragon’s Breath and Other Stories and Turning Japanese which is a part of our Spring Collection.

Spring Collection features three women of colour — our label supports these artists and we need your help to continue doing so.

By becoming a backer you get four graphic novels and a zine for only $39 or $19 (digital). If you already have the critically acclaimed Turning Japanese, Someone Please Have Sex With MeVirus Tropical, or Trying Not to Notice, you can have two of them (plus the zine) for only $29.

Money from our distributor comes six months after each title hits retail. Under our new model, sales of our collections help us fill in these gaps. Your patronage is critical for our survival, allowing for us to grow and support a more diverse (in artists and works) altcomics community.

Please share the message.

Thank you 

Little Heart's online edition launches plus Walker Art Center news!

Little Heart continues! The first submission for the web serialization of Little Heart came in last night from Robert Kirby -- a 1998 Xeric Grant Recipient, and a 2010 Ignatz Award Nominee!! Go check out our Little Heart tumblr -- it’s online RIGHT NOW! We are still taking submissions for this too, everyone is welcome to submit something!

If you happen to be in the Minneapolis area TONIGHT (5pm-9pm!), I’ve been asked to participate at the Walker Art Center’s Local Kickstarter Artist Reception alongside a fair number of other MPLS creatives. The full list of participants is below:

Patrick Burke, Ethan Soper, Ariah Fine, Dale Flattum, Ben Harkins, Caitlin Rae Hargatan (+Screen Printing on the Cheap peeps), John Harris, Raighne Hogan (duh), Roxie Lubanovic, Gordon McAlpin, Joshua Nite, John Noltner, Leslie Ostrander, Matt Marka, Leo Padron, Matthew Plumstead, Carl Thompson.

All the artists/designers/creatives will have copies of their Kickstarter creations for sale at the Walker Shop -- I will have copies of Little Heart AND Motherlover.

Should you decide to stop by the Walker for tonights’ above mentioned event, you’ll also stumble upon a Free Lecture by Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler (at 7pm)!! SO, please stop by and visit!!

Local Minneapolis Gallery, Altered Esthetics, has recently picked up approximately 300 copies of Little Heart to showcase, distro and sell. 100% of the profits we receive from them will be going directly to Minnesota United.

Little Heart is currently for sale at the following online and physical shops, galleries, and venues:

*2d Cloud

*Altered Esthetics

The Beguiling

Big Brain Comics

Boneshaker Books

Challengers Comics

Chicago Comics

Fantastic Comics

Forbidden Planet

Hic and Hoc

Mead Hall Games & Comics

*Minnesota Center For Book Arts

Quimby’s Bookstore 

Secret Acres

Time Warp Comics and Games

Wow Cool

*Walker Art Center

*these shops have Little Heart marked 50% OFF leading up to the election.

Thanks so much for reading and supporting us with this book. This will be the last update on this kickstarter page. Future updates will come direct to your email unless you decide to opt out, or have already done so (and if you stick with us we'll have some cool free comics to send you!).


The good, the bad, and the transparent

the good

To continue the conversation leading up to the November election (for Minnesota's VOTE NO campaign), we are putting out a call for submissions on our Little Heart tumblr. If you'd be so kind as to check it out and maybe share the link around the net, that'd be great -- and if you happen to want to make something for this, that would be wonderful (no pressure though ‘kay)! 

the not so good (aka, the bad): 

So, I just wanted to update everyone. [MN]Love, the non-profit that contacted us to put out this book are dissolving. They've already closed down their shop a couple months back, but I've been waiting for them to make some formal announcement so that we can move on properly. There are some sensitive issues with their organizations closure, of which I don't fully understand and am not at liberty to discuss in any event. SO, we are just going to have to move forward. 

the transparent:

What this all means is that we’ve been looking for a replacement non-profit. With that, I've been having difficulties finding such a replacement. A part of the rub is finding one that will want our help and know what to do with Little Heart. I've been in contact with Minnesota United (they are a far larger coalition), but they are not really sure what the heck to do with a comic book. I am still trying to give about 300 copies of the book to the outlying creative organizations that are a part of Minnesota United’s coalition (this way the profits would get to the coalition pretty directly and quicker via local benefit shows/sales). It's been a little hit and miss -- working on it still though. 

In the interim, I will continue to try and get copies of the book and the proceeds to non-profits like Minnesota United and Outfront MN leading up the November election. After that point, we’ll see if there is another LGBTQ non-profit in need that would be willing to work with us. So far, Little Heart cartoonists, Annie Mok and Alex Fukui have suggested Queers for Economic JusticeNational Center for Lesbian Rights, and a bunch of other ones. 

One thing I’ve thought of to help spur interest in the book is to put Little Heart on sale leading up to the November election. If the idea is to just give cash money to Minnesota United (which would be harder for them to turn down I imagine -- thanks to Christopher Butcher for stating what should be obvious -- I am a lackwit at times...) we’ll need to start having the book move. This could help with that maybe. I also don't wish to upset or alienate our early backers and supporters. So feel free to let me know what you think!!

I know this might be too inside baseball for everyone, my apologies. I just want to be as transparent as possible with all this. If anyone has any thoughts, suggestions or wants to help in any way I would be grateful. Please write me on here, in the comments, or email me at littleheartcomic [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Thanks again for your support! XO, raighne

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SPX THIS WEEKEND + tumblr + review news!

Hey Gang! So SPX is this weekend (Tomorrow and Sunday!!!)!

Pic of the 2dc crew that will be at the show attached.

If you happen to be near Bethesda Maryland -- stop on by the SMALL PRESS EXPO! Follow the link for details. We'll have a bunch of copies of the book on hand and 2 artists at our table (Christopher Adams and Meghan Hogan). Plenty of other awesome artists and Little Heart artists will be there too!

“I’m happy to say that the variety of styles and point-of-views make that book a good tool to discuss the issue.” This from François Peneaud, writing over at Gay Comics List.

Lastly, our amazing intern Greer Lawson has been running our Little Heart tumblr -- please go check it out! Lots of cool stuff there!




Thanks for letting me bend your ear -- have a nice weekend and maybe I'll see you there!!!

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