COSMIC LOVE, inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine
A comic fanthology celebrating love in all forms, inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine. #LoveIsCosmic
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 1 2019 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Help print COSMIC LOVE, a comic fanthology celebrating love in all forms, inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine.
Soon to be released by Red Stylo Press, COSMIC LOVE is an eighty-page comic anthology first proposed by featured cover artist, Rachel Perciphone, and edited by award-winning author/editor Jennie Wood (Flutter, A Boy Like Me.)
“Florence + The Machine is one of my favorite bands and particularly inspiring to me. Their music is ethereal and otherworldly; I can’t help but be taken to new places in my imagination. I often listen to them while I work in my studio. Florence’s lyrics are full of imagery that allow for different visual interpretations and storytelling of emotional experiences.” Rachel Perciphone
COSMIC LOVE is a curated selection of original short form comics and illustrations in tribute to over a decade of music by the phenom performer Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. Each team of creators was challenged to choose their favorite F+tM song and create an original comic story inspired by the music. Artist, Rachel Perciphone, then created a series of story cover/vignettes also inspired by the chosen song. The result is an ethereal collection of original stories celebrating love in all its glorious forms.
A special edition of this collection was released at Flame Con in 2018, and we're here on Kickstarter to give this book much-deserved wide release and distribution. In keeping with the music theme, the book itself will be printed at 7x7 inches to physically resemble a 45 RPM record cover, similar to a previous collection from Red Stylo, Baroque Pop (inspired by Lana Del Rey).
All of the stories and art in COSMIC LOVE are original works in tribute to and inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine. No adaptations, rather each piece is a reflection of the beautiful and secret places of the imagination that F+tM inspires with their music. This book is dedicated to our fellow F+tM fans everywhere!
The collection is complete and this campaign is to help fund and ship a full print run. In addition, this book is a cooperative, put together entirely by the donated efforts of the creators. After rewards are fulfilled, the print run will be split evenly among the creative teams, so backing the collection directly benefits the wonderful individuals who helped make it happen.
The book features stories and art by:
- Rachel Perciphone
- Jennie Wood + Josh Segal
- Vita Ayala + Kat Taylor
- Seth Greenwood + Angela Zhang
- Enrica Jang + Y. Sanders + Jan Velazquez + Mark Mullaney
- Mario Candelaria + Adam Ferris + Lesley Atlansky + Scott Ewan
- Zack Rocklin-Waltch + Taren Beatrice
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The anthology has already been produced and is ready for the printing phase. We've already contracted with a printer and will authorize the print run when Kickstarter funds are secured.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter