I'm Chloe Handler, internationally-ignored writer and artist. I've noticed a rise in bigotry within the comic book fan community in recent years. There is an overabundance of racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. This stems from a group of men with a strong presence and following on social media. They are notorious for targeting and harassing marginalized people within the comic industry. In so doing, they have gained several followers in order to fund their own comic book publishing. How they got this far on a message of hate is astonishing. They are the "Astonishing Gaters".
However, comic book professionals are starting to call them out. Comedians are roasting them. And I'm making a satirical comic book because that's what I like doing. That's how I roll.
But I'm not independently wealthy, and the cost of printing is expensive. That's where I need your help. By backing this project, you can help cover printing and shipping costs. Your contribution also empowers a push back against bigotry and hate through parody and humor. We need diversity in comic books. Comics are for EVERYBODY! Thank you for your support. Together, we are stronger.
Diversity is everywhere. If something doesn't appeal to you, try something that does.
Please see "Risks and challenges" section for more information.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges:
Because I'm one person (albeit a very diligent and determined person), I may need to extend the deadline slightly to ensure delivery of a top quality product. I will do everything I can to push this forward, perhaps even delivering earlier than expected. That would be ideal. However, there are a few details that are beyond my control, including shipping, printing, manufacturing extra rewards, etc. I will issue updates regularly to inform you of how things are going. I would ask for your patience during this process. One way or the other, this book is getting made and delivered. Let's do this thing!
*Addendum: The $30 reward tier is a printed edition. The price includes shipping and handling, and also a digital copy of the book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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