The Shape of Things to Come
Floating Head is experimenting with what a hand made book can be by combining paper types, printing techniques, sizes, shapes, formats, and colors into 4 beautiful monsters held together with a few staples. We know it's an abomination before books. That's just the way we like it.
Inside Floating Head's first 4 issues you'll find mind-bending sci-fi in an indie/art comics vein including: serialized comics that run through the entire series, one-off stories, illustrated prose, full-page and fold-out-poster size illustration and more.
Matt Bryan / Anasazi
Anasazi (literal translation "Ancient Enemy") is a graphic novel about dangerous cultural divisions set on an earth-like planet inhabited by tribes of colorful humanoids. Following a bloody massacre, the Malecite (translation "Broken Talkers") take in two surviving Anasazi children. While the tribe struggles to adapt, a darker force looms on the horizon.
Mike Mccubbins / SWAP
SWAP is a graphic novel about the limits of identity set in a very near future where brain transplants/full-body transplants are an emerging reality. When Brian wakes in the body of a wanted criminal, he finds he must evade capture while searching for clues to what happened and get his body back.
Matt Rebholz / The Astronomer
The Astronomer is a psychedelic/sci-fi/post-apocalyptic/western/mytho-cosmic graphic novel about ancient outerspace bloodgods and the zealots that worship them.
Claire Connelly / Earthling
A lost Soviet cosmonaut crash lands back on earth in his home town after a nuclear war fallout. Exploring the empty town, he rediscovers experiences from his far-off childhood.
Chris Escobar / Radiation Brain
Radiation Brain is a tale of two waste-cases who tend to not stop and smell the roses. Unbeknownst to them, they've stumbled onto the underbelly that works beneath their town. Will they survive this discovery?
Casey Hunt - http://cargocollective.com/protothesis
Nate McDonough- http://grixly.tumblr.com/
Curtis Tinsley - http://curtistinsley.tumblr.com/
Brandon Daniels and Sam Boven - http://hivemindcomics.bigcartel.com/
Nick Kuntz - https://nick-kay.tumblr.com/
Marnie Galloway - https://marniegalloway.squarespace.com/
Eric Lundgren- http://ericlundgrenlit.com/
Jeff Elden - http://jeffelden.blogspot.com/
Marie Enger - http://www.so-engery.com/
Floating Head No. 1
In our first issue, we have 100 pages of digital and Risograph printed works on plain copy, textured card stock, transparency, and newsprint in a variety of formats. Each issue contains a 2-sided gatefold fold-out and cut-out poster. This issue's gatefold features Matt Rebholz and Claire Connelly.
Interdimensional Beings - Posters and Postcards
11 x 17 2-color Risograph Poster Prints
All 4 Inter-D Beings as a Postcard Set + our Thank You Postcard.
$1 - THE 1ST DIMENSION
$10 - THE 2ND DIMENSION
$25 - THE 3RD DIMENSION
$35 - INTERDIMENSIONAL #1
$50 - THE 4TH DIMENSION
$60 - INTERDIMENSIONAL #2
$75 - THE 5TH DIMENSION
New 6TH DIMENSION reward - Original "Interdimensional Beings" Drawings on 11x17 Risograph prints.
Goal: Floating Head Overhead
Our goal goes to pay shipping, printing costs, and our contributors for their art.
With few exceptions, Floating Head is printed, trimmed, and assembled in house by your editor. This not only allows us to print cheaply, but to experiment more freely.
There's no way to avoid shipping costs, however. A large part of our goal will go to shipping books. In the case of printed subscriptions, this is 4 separate shipping expenses. But, isn't getting something hand-made in the mail pretty rad?
Though I'm certain all our contributors would offer their work gratis, they deserve compensation for their art, however modest. Our goal reflects this most of all. Though printing in house makes our project flexible, we need to reach a certain threshold to ensure our contributors get paid.
Any funds that remain after all rewards are shipped and contributors paid, will go toward bringing Floating Head to comics expos to show it off. And, with any luck, a second run of quarterly graphic science fiction!
Risks and challenges
Issue No. 1 is entirely complete, and ready to print and ship. Issues #2-4, however, have production deadlines relative to their respective release dates. Work remains to complete many of the stories we plan to tell over the course of these issues, but we are confident that between our many capable contributors,we can meet our goal of approx 80-100 pages or more per issue and ship your books by our quarterly schedule. Floating Head...Alive or Dead!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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