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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 4 2019 2:06 PM UTC +00:00
$5,456
pledged of $12,800pledged of $12,800 goal
157
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 4 2019 2:06 PM UTC +00:00

About


We’ve compiled some 170 color pages of grade A comics into a collection worthy enough for your bookshelf. There’s 15 amazing artists telling just as many fantastic stories that will take you to everywhere from the dreams of a professional wrestler, to the wild west to the nonsensical post-apocalyptic future.

The Paper Cuts Anthology is a labor of love designed to give you wonderful stories with the best production value we can. At the standard American graphic novel size of 6.625” x 10.25” it fits snugly with your other comics in your library.



While this project was sprouted from a few college friends at the Memphis College of Art it’s grown to include many talented individuals from across the United States. Comics from creators both established in the industry and up-and-coming names ready to explode off the page. 


Aspen Aten —  Illustrator  

Rory-Ann Austin   — Cartoonist:  Saltwater Moon • Illustrator 

Angel Bonesteel — Writer 

Elliot Boyette— Art Director on Paper Cuts Anthology • Illustrator • Graphic Designer

Robert Burns — Illustrator

Rachel Stovall Davis — Cartoonist

Chris Haley — ComicsAlliance Contributor • Writer • Cartoonist 

Nick Hewlett — Cartoonist • Designer 

Olivia Logan — Cartoonist • Social Media Coordinator 

Shane McDermott —  Character Designer • Cartoonist • Illustrator • Editor on Paper Cuts 

Joni Miller — Cartoonist: City of Depression • Apoppytheosis • College Humor 

Lan Pitts —  Writer: WWE • Beast Strikers • Newsarama contributor  

April Rodriguez — Graphic Designer • Illustrator 

Mathis Ryan — Illustrator • Graphic Designer 

Justin Wheeler — Illustrator • Graphic Designer 

One of the strongest features of the anthology is the sheer breadth of stories it holds inside. There’s stories about a self-doubting intergalactic warlords, fast food cults, robot city immigration, six-shootin’ frog-cursin’ witches, Draculas, superhero grocery store managers, and so much more! 

We let the artists go unchained to deliver the stories they've wanted to tell and it’s paid off with a veritable mix tape of comics compiled to win your heart. 

We also worked to make some great rewards that will be exclusive to this campaign. We’ll have:


Custom pins and shirts!

A behind-the-scenes sketchbook showing concepts and early drafts from everyone in the project. 

Here’s the overview of all the reward tiers: 

**Not including travel expenses to Memphis, TN if needed!
**Not including travel expenses to Memphis, TN if needed!

Ever since reading Flight, the anthology created by Kazu Kibuishi and his friends early in their careers, we’ve wanted to do the same thing with our college friends we grew to know and love. This idea has persisted with us because we believe we have stories to tell and one’s that are worth reading. Creator-owned comics are the lifeblood of the comics industry allowing for riskier and more exciting stories that forge into the unknown of storytelling. 

In a way your contribution here is in support of that idea that writers and artists, without limitations, are able to expand the boundaries of storytelling. That we can continue exploring the unending possibilities of the craft of comics. 



How will the money be spent?

The bulk of the money will go towards production of the anthology itself with the next significant portion going to the creation and shipment of all rewards along with fees from Kickstarter. We've intentionally kept the campaign simple to keep costs down because our main goal is to put this book in your hands. 


This first volume has been a labor of love from us and because of that no contributing artist is receiving payment for their stories as part of the Kickstarter funds only with the exception of our one stretch goal which is artist bonuses to reward our crew of amazing artists for their time and contribution. 

Thank you all for your support!

We’ve done so much work to get it to now but there’s no way we can succeed in this endeavor except with your help! So, please share this campaign on Facebook, slide it into your buddies DMs on Twitter, somehow give it a dog filter on Snapchat and get the word out about us! 

Risks and challenges

The largest obstacles are out of the way. The book has been designed and the stories are mostly completed and edited. We've received expectations from all our manufacturers and feel reasonably secure with our projected timelines.

That said, this is our first Kickstarter and there are possibilities for unforeseen delays.

The books could take longer to print than anticipated. We've planned for a generous amount of time to make sure the books are correct with our printing vendor and so delays should be kept to a minimum there.

The shipping costs could be more than we estimated. We've made every conceivable cost estimation for fulfillment of the books and the rewards so any delays from here could only come from the production of the rewards themselves. In which case we'll keep all backers updated on the situation.

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    A Slice of Gratitude

    Thanks for your support! You're entitled to 100 of our gratitude points.

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    Digital Scissors

    DRM-free PDF of the anthology!

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    Early Bird Special!!

    THE book with PDF and your name in the back at the special early discount rate!

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    The Book

    The real deal! One copy of Paper Cuts Comic Anthology along with the PDF version.

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    The Book + How It's Made

    Now you're getting the behind-the-scenes Paper Cuts sketchbook on top of everything!

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    • Paper Cuts Comic Anthology
    • DRM-free PDF of Paper Cuts Sketchbook
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    Put a Pin in It

    You're getting to spruce up any outfit with a fancy Paper Cuts enamel pin!

    Shipping included in the U.S.

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    • Paper Cuts Comic Anthology
    • DRM-free PDF of Paper Cuts Sketchbook
    • Paper Cuts Enamel Pin
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    T-Shirt Tier

    Take choice out of the equation and get 1 Limited Edition print along with a flashy enamel pin!

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    • Paper Cuts Comic Anthology
    • DRM-free PDF of Paper Cuts Sketchbook
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    Pizza Cutter

    This includes everything from the Kitchen Sink tier but also you'll be invited to hang out with us artists as we throw a pizza party and we'll get the pens out and make some fun drawings for ya.

    All you have to do is get here and be ready to eat! (Does not your include travel/hotel costs)

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    • Paper Cuts Comic Anthology
    • DRM-free PDF of Paper Cuts Sketchbook
    • Paper Cuts Enamel Pin
    • Paper Cuts T-Shirt
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    • (1x) Ticket to the Creator Pizza Party
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Funding period

- (30 days)