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A comic fanthology celebrating love in all forms, inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine. #LoveIsCosmic
A comic fanthology celebrating love in all forms, inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine. #LoveIsCosmic
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Help print COSMIC LOVE, a comic fanthology celebrating love in all forms, inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine.

Postcards are part of the "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" reward tier. Backers at $45 and higher can also add-on the EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER set by Rachel Perciphone for $25.
Postcards are part of the "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" reward tier. Backers at $45 and higher can also add-on the EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER set by Rachel Perciphone for $25.
Postcards are part of the "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" reward tier. Backers at $45 and higher can also add-on the EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER set by Rachel Perciphone for $25.
Postcards are part of the "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" reward tier. Backers at $45 and higher can also add-on the EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER set by Rachel Perciphone for $25.

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!

Cosmic Love and Cosmic Love:  Flame Con Special Edition, cover art by Rachel Perciphone
Cosmic Love and Cosmic Love: Flame Con Special Edition, cover art by Rachel Perciphone

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. 

Sweet sixteen contributors for COSMIC LOVE
Sweet sixteen contributors for COSMIC LOVE

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
16 creators, 6 stories inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine
16 creators, 6 stories inspired by the music of Florence + the Machine
"Sweet Nothing", cover by Rachel Perciphone
"Sweet Nothing", cover by Rachel Perciphone
"What The Water Gave Me", cover by Rachel Perciphone
"What The Water Gave Me", cover by Rachel Perciphone
"Green Light", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Green Light", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Hurricane Drunk", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Hurricane Drunk", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Daylight", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Daylight", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Cosmic Love", cover art by Rachel Perciphone
"Cosmic Love", cover art by Rachel Perciphone

Check out the list for some truly stellar rewards, including:

"Lover to Lover", get print copies of COSMIC LOVE, plus sister-title BAROQUE POP, inspired by the music of Lana Del Rey.
"Lover to Lover", get print copies of COSMIC LOVE, plus sister-title BAROQUE POP, inspired by the music of Lana Del Rey.
Kickstarter Exclusive! "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful", postcard set featuring art by Rachel Perciphone. 5 of these 6 images included. Help us reach milestones to unlock more!
Kickstarter Exclusive! "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful", postcard set featuring art by Rachel Perciphone. 5 of these 6 images included. Help us reach milestones to unlock more!
LIMITED! "Heartlines" reward includes a 5" x 7" pencil sketch portrait of any subject you choose, by artist Rachel Perciphone.
LIMITED! "Heartlines" reward includes a 5" x 7" pencil sketch portrait of any subject you choose, by artist Rachel Perciphone.
LIMITED! "Green Light" tier, featuring original watercolor and ink comission (9" x12") by artist, Adam Ferris.
LIMITED! "Green Light" tier, featuring original watercolor and ink comission (9" x12") by artist, Adam Ferris.
LIMITED! The "Sweet Nothing" reward includes an original, digital portrait of any subject you choose, by artist Kat Taylor!
LIMITED! The "Sweet Nothing" reward includes an original, digital portrait of any subject you choose, by artist Kat Taylor!
LIMITED: for the "Cosmic Fire" reward, Josh Siegel (modHERO) will create a digital rendering from a photo of your choice, with the option to be dressed in "Casual Cosplay" of your favorite superhero. Includes physical print and a hi-res JPG, plus a sold-out copy of the "Flame Con" special edition of COSMIC LOVE.
LIMITED: for the "Cosmic Fire" reward, Josh Siegel (modHERO) will create a digital rendering from a photo of your choice, with the option to be dressed in "Casual Cosplay" of your favorite superhero. Includes physical print and a hi-res JPG, plus a sold-out copy of the "Flame Con" special edition of COSMIC LOVE.
Queen, Tom Waits, 27 Club greats including Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse, plus our Lana Del Rey-inspired collections.
Queen, Tom Waits, 27 Club greats including Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse, plus our Lana Del Rey-inspired collections.

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    Cosmic Valentine

    This level comes with a digital download for two stories from the book, a Valentine wallpaper featuring art by Rachel Perciphone from one of the book's portraits, and our eternal gratitude.

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    Cosmic Love: Flame Con Special Edition

    Limited Tier! Get a print copy of the COSMIC LOVE: Flame Con Special Edition variant cover featuring the "Never Let Me Go" vignette by Rachel Perciphone. This edition was created and released especially for Flame Con in NYC, and only ten copies of this version are available via this campaign.

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    No Light, No Light (digital tier)

    A digital copy of COSMIC LOVE, plus a mini-collection of 8 comics from writer, Enrica Jang.

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    Award-winning contributor/editor Jennie Wood is offering a digital trio of titles. Get copies of COSMIC LOVE, "Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait", and her novel, "A Boy Like Me."

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    Hurricane Drunk (digital tier)

    The team from Underdog Comics, and "Hurricane Drunk" story creators, Zack Rocklin-Waltch and Taren Beatrice are offering a digital copy of COSMIC LOVE plus the first five chapters of their hit comic, FURY'S FORGE, for this special digital tier.

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    Wish That You Were Here

    Keep the love with you, always: get both the digital and print editions of COSMIC LOVE, one for home, one to go!

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    How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

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    This level comes with four copies of the anthology (standard cover only) and an exclusive display print for your shop. Retailers only, please!

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    Cosmic Noir

    The printed version of the anthology plus a limited edition set of five noir postcards featuring art from the GALE by artist Angela Zhang. Plus, get a preview of Gale by Seth Greenwood and Angela Zhang.

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    Queen Of Peace

    The printed version of the anthology, plus your choice of 1 additional title from Red Stylo's rock-themed anthologies. Choose from KILLER QUEEN (inspired by the music of Queen), ANGEL WITH A BULLET (inspired by Tom Waits), or THE 27 CLUB (inspired by music legends dead at age 27).

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    Cosmic Triplets

    A special, limited tier by award-winner contributor/editor, Jennie Wood: print copies of COSMIC LOVE, "Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait", her novel " A Boy Like Me".

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    Cosmic Quadruplets

    Award-winner contributor/editor, Jennie Wood, has offered a special, limited tier of four books, all signed by her: COSMIC LOVE, "Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait", her novel " A Boy Like Me", and BAROQUE POP comic anthology inspired by Lana Del Rey!

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    Heavy In your Arms

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    Green Light (Limited Commission)

    The printed version of the anthology, plus a 9" x 12" ink and watercolor commission (your choice of character) by "Green Light" artist, Adam Ferris!

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    Heartlines (Limited Commission)

    The printed version of the anthology, plus a 5" x 7" original pencil-sketch portrait by artist, Rachel Perciphone! Receive a sketch of either a loved one (pet or person), yourself, or artist’s choice of subject matter. Board, mat and sleeve included.

    Add $25 to this pledge to also receive the KICKTARTER EXCLUSIVE set of COSMIC LOVE postcards, no extra shipping required!

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    Sweet Nothing (Limited Commission)

    The printed version of the anthology, plus a digital portrait (your choice of subject) by "Sweet Nothing" artist, Kat Taylor, inspired by your favorite Florence +theMachine song!

    You provide the subject photo and your favorite F+tM song and Kat will create an original digital portrait (downloadable PDF) just for you.

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    Cosmic Fire (Limited Commission)

    A sold-out copy of our "Flame Con" special edition of COSMIC LOVE, plus a digital portrait (your choice of subject) by "Cosmic Love" title-story artist, Josh Siegel. Josh will create a digital rendering from a photo of your choice, with the option to be dressed in "Casual Cosplay" of your favorite superhero. Physical print and a hi-res JPG included.

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