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For the fearful & hopeful. 1 book, 16 comics to celebrate the world for what it is, and mourn for what it is becoming.
For the fearful & hopeful. 1 book, 16 comics to celebrate the world for what it is, and mourn for what it is becoming.
294 backers pledged $9,763 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi there! 

We're cartoonists Andrew White and Madeleine Witt, and we're the co-editors of Warmer: A collection of comics about climate change for the fearful & hopeful.

We both spend a lot of time thinking about climate change—worrying about what's happening to the world, and trying to figure out our role in it. And we haven't always found art that reflects that.

We're longing for art that confronts the horror of a warming world—celebrates the world as it is, and mourns for what it's becoming.

And so we made Warmer.

Alyssa Berg
Alyssa Berg

 

Warmer is an anthology of poetry comics about climate change. It's a 112 pages long, full-color, 6” x 9” paperback book. 

It's the perfect size to stuff inside a jacket or bag as you wander a planet that might be dying, bringing you solace in the quiet moments between superstorms. 

We're printing this book ourselves because we need it to exist. We’re inviting you to help us make it, because we think you might need a book like this to exist, too.

    Over the past six months, we've gathered a community of some of our favorite experimental cartoonists from around the world to make comics responding to climate change. And now, we're ready to get it into print. 

 

A look inside Warmer:

Caitlin Skaalrud
Caitlin Skaalrud

 

Nick Soucek
Nick Soucek

 

Maggie Umber
Maggie Umber

 

Warren Craghead
Warren Craghead

 

 

— Rewards —

You can get a print copy of the book, and help us get Warmer printed—and check out some great rewards, too. Here are the details: 

Pledge $5 or more:

Get a high-quality, DRM-free PDF of Warmer.

Pledge $15 or more:

Get the book! A beautifully-printed, full-color, 112-page 6"x9" paperback book.

+ A digital PDF of Warmer

Pledge $30 or more: 

A PDF of extra comics by Warmer contributors (including new and out-of-print works by Andrew White, Caitlin Skaalrud, Nick Soucek, Wenting Li, Will Cardini, Madeleine Witt, and more!) 

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
+ the printed book

Pledge $50 or more:

Retailer reward bundle! Five print copies of Warmer at wholesale prices. Limited to bookstores, comic stores, and other retailers please. You can contact us directly to arrange a wholesale order of more than five copies.

 

Pledge $50 or more: 

An 8"x12" print of the cover art, OR one of four interior pages from Warmer (you pick!) by Caitlin Skaalrud, Alyssa Berg, Kimball Anderson, or Warren Craghead.

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
+ the printed book

 Pledge $75 or more:

EXCLUSIVE Co-editor print comics bundle—a selection of six print comics by Madeleine Witt and Andrew White

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
+ the printed book
+ MORE poetry comics special PDF

 Pledge $100 or more: 

Get one of two original iceberg paintings by Alyssa Berg

+ a digital version of Warmer, and 
+ the printed book

 Pledge $100 or more:  

Get one of eight original pages by Nick Soucek (you can see all 8 pages in a Guernica Magazine excerpt from Warmer HERE)

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
+ the printed book

 Pledge $200 or more: 

Get an original drawing by Madeleine Witt of you standing in the ocean (could be you—could be someone you love, or someone you hate! The choice is yours! You may also specify the water level—up to shoulders, up to neck, etc.) 

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
+ the printed book

Pledge $300 or more:  

Get an original comic by Andrew White, at least two pages long, about predicted climate change effects in your region.

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
 + the printed book
+ MORE poetry comics special PDF

Pledge $500 or more: 

SPONSOR LEVEL

Your name in the book, a personal thank-you from the editors, plus an original comic by Andrew White about predicted climate change effects in your region OR an original drawing by Madeleine Witt of you standing in the ocean

+ a digital version of Warmer, and 
+ the printed book
+ MORE poetry comics special PDF

Pledge $1000 or more: 

ULTIMATE SPONSOR LEVEL 

YOUR NAME in the book, a personal thank-you from the editors, plus original comic by Andrew White about predicted climate change effects in your region AND an original drawing by Madeleine Witt of you standing in the ocean

+ a digital version of Warmer, and
+ the printed book
+ MORE poetry comics special PDF

—Cost Breakdown—

Our goal for this project is $8500, which is what we need to run an initial print run of 500 copies. Here's how we calculated that:

$4410– Printing costs for initial run of 500 copies
$1500 – Contributor payments
$850 – Kickstarter fees (10%)
$1740 – Reward production and shipping (21%)

Please message us if you have any questions! You can also reach out to Madeleine at madeleine.g.witt [at] gmail [dot] com. 

— Thank you! Now, let's go to print! —

We made Warmer because we needed it to exist. Thanks in advance for your help in bringing this book to life. We like this book a lot, and we think you will too.

Yours,

Madeleine & Andrew

 

Risks and challenges

The book is finished. All that's left is to send it to print! We're working closely with a great printer who we've worked with before, and will start printing as soon as the Kickstarter ends on July 5th.

We aim to have books shipped to all backers by the end of September. The two of us (Madeleine and Andrew) will be fulfilling orders ourselves, so we'll ensure that everything happens quickly.

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    MORE Poetry Comics Digital Bundle

    A digital bundle of other comics by our contributors, including many out-of-print minicomics that you won't find anywhere else. Over 100 pages total.

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    Warmer Custom Print

    An 8"x12" print on 100lb matte paper. Choose from four prints by Caitlin Skaalrud, Alyssa Berg, Kimball Anderson, and Warren Craghead. See project description for images of all pages available as prints.

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    Andrew & Madeleine Print Bundle

    A collection of print mini-comics by Warmer co-editors Andrew White and Madeleine Witt. 7 comics, over 100 pages total. See project description for a full list of titles.

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    Nick Soucek Original Page

    An original page from Nick Soucek's eight page contribution to Warmer. Each page is a single black and white inkwashed image. All pages are available on a first-come first-served basis.

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    Alyssa Berg Drawing

    An original, full-color drawing by Alyssa Berg, created in preparation for her contribution to Warmer. All drawings are available on a first-come first-served basis.

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    Madeleine Witt draws you in the ocean

    Warmer co-editor and illustrator Madeleine Witt draws you (or someone you choose), standing in the ocean. You receive the original artwork, as well as a high-quality digital file of the final drawing. You may specify the sea level (just up to the ankles, up to your neck, etc.).

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    Custom climate comic by Andrew White

    Warmer co-editor and cartoonist Andrew White draws an original comic of at least two pages about predicted climate change effects in your town, country, or region. You receive the original artwork, plus a high-quality digital version of the comic.

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    Your name in the book, a personal thank-you from the editors

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    An original comic by Andrew White about predicted climate change effects in your region OR an original drawing by Madeleine Witt of you standing in the ocean

    AND

    A PDF and print copy of Warmer
    and MORE poetry comics special PDF

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    Your name in the book, a personal thank-you from the editors

    AND

    An original comic by Andrew White about predicted climate change effects in your region

    AND

    An original drawing by Madeleine Witt of you standing in the ocean

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    A PDF and print copy of Warmer
    and MORE poetry comics special PDF

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