In a nutshell: I'm not a big fan of peoples, and so a couple of years back I moved off-the-grid and into the woods. And then I wrote a comic book about a writer moving into the woods.
& Ranch is a literary comic about Yuri Realman, a writer who abandons his life in the city, roams the country for a while and starts to figure out who he really is: A hermit.
Structurally, & Ranch is a comic book about Yuri's story, interspersed with his writing and photography. In content, the focus is on moving away from consumerism, connecting with nature and embracing alternative ways of living a fulfilling life.
While there are many parallels between myself and Yuri (along with a striking physical resemblance), & Ranch is a work of fiction. But, it is well-researched fiction.
Really, Yuri's story could be any of ours.
I've always been a fan of people willing to take risks and create lives outside the norm. From modern nomads to tiny homes, off-grid setups to the #vanlife movement, a lot of amazing stuff can happen at the fringes. But while there's plenty of how-tos and encouraging social media accounts, there isn't (yet) much literature focused on those ideas. I'd like to help change that.
Format, Schedule and Delivery
The first issue will ship in December (hey, in time for the holidays!), and after that, will be published quarterly. Shipped via good 'ol USPS. The first issue is formatted 6x9 and runs about 60 pages.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks for supporters of issue #1, as it is already on its way to the printer. If you choose an annual subscription, there is a risk that producing four issues could take longer than I believe. But, it will still happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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