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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 12 2019
Last updated September 12, 2019

Printing Adult Juice Box on a Risograph (Canceled)

Adult Juice Box wants to make a cheap but beautiful zine about wine. Help us buy a risograph to make that happen.

Printing Adult Juice Box on a Risograph (Canceled)

Adult Juice Box wants to make a cheap but beautiful zine about wine. Help us buy a risograph to make that happen.

$3,204
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
76
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 12 2019
Last updated September 12, 2019

About

Hi. We’re Philip and Liam, and for the past 4 months we’ve been making a zine about wine called Adult Juice Box. With Adult Juice Box, we’ve been able to explore ideas in wine that democratize this adult juice, like subjecting canned wine to real scrutiny, and giving people the vocabulary to find wine they like without having to live in a monastery in Napa for five years.  We've mostly been distributing our zine in physical stores like Decant and Green Apple Books, as well as through our Patreon.

Issue 2 on sale at Green Apple Books in San Francisco

We want to keep exploring wine through zines and other print media; we have dreams to do more. We want to continue pushing on what can be done with the zine format, especially when it comes to wine. We want to keep pushing on what we do with the design of zine, and make the visuals as important as the words we’re writing.

And we want to use what we’ve learned to provide publishing and collaboration for independent artists around the Bay Area and beyond.

So for our next issue, we’re going to do something a little strange: We’re going to buy a risograph.

You're going to do what now?

Adult Juice Box is going to buy a Risograph to print our next issue, and we want your help to do so. Risography is a method of printing that is inexpensive and produces beautiful colors in a rich yet limited palette. It looks beautiful and it has some quirks that give it a hand-made immediacy that we love. Risography isn’t an uncommon method of printing independent art and zines, but there aren’t as many as you might think available to artists in the Bay Area, and we think having more available is a community good.

Early risograph test prints of issue 3

Where are y’all doing this?

We’re based in the Bay Area, and have a hold on a space in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.

Who are you working with?

We’re working with local illustrators from the Bay Area and Portland, who we’ve commissioned to make riso-printed backer rewards for all y’all.

Gill Dreher is an illustrator based out of Oakland, CA. Her favorite subjects are interesting people, ghosts, and her dog Rooney. When she's not doodling on her iPad you can find her sewing with scraps, cooking macaroni and cheese, or lounging outside with animals. See more work at www.gill-d.com or on instagram @theresgill.

Copyright 2019 Gillian Dreher

Lindsay Santiago is a Florida-born, San Francisco-based illustrator whose work focuses on simple geometric shapes, pattern, and repetition. An avid photographer of nature and architecture, she likes to work from her own reference photos. You can see her work at www.lindsaysantiago.com and on Instagram @lindsantiago.

Copyright 2019 Lindsay Santiago

Ren (Reinelaren) is a lesbian illustrator and designer in Portland OR who also creates comics.

Copyright 2019 Ren

What do we get for being backers?

You’re going to get so much y’all.

Let’s start with the highest tier: The One of Everything.

If you back this tier, you get everything from the lower tiers: You get a evening with Philip and Liam when the Risograph is installed, you get your name etched into the Risograph, you get tickets to the events, you get all the prints and PDFs, but you also get something special: You get a copy of everything we print on the Risograph. Forever. It will be part of the standard contract for all artists we work with that one copy of whatever we print for them will be made at no cost to them and sent to the backers of this tier. Every month you’ll receive a box of everything we printed. Forever. This deal will never be available again in this way, and we probably shouldn’t be offering it now, but we are. It’s $500, and there’s only 10 of them available.

$200: Adult Juice Box — Live!

If you back this $200 tier, you get everything from the lower tiers, plus free access to two events: A special evening with Philip and Liam for you and a guest, and tickets to another event to be named later. You have to get yourself to the Bay Area to claim these, but the events will be all expenses paid once you get there. This tier is limited to 20 people.

$100: Written in the Plastic

If you back this $100 tier, you get everything from the lower tiers, plus your name etched into the Risograph with an electric pencil. You will be a part of Adult Juice Box, forever. Limited to 42 people.

$50: All the Art that’s Fit to Print

If you back this $50 tier, you get everything from the lower tiers, plus a copy of all issues of the zine up to print date. This will be one of the last times to get the earlier editions of the zine, after this they will be retired to the archive. You’ll get all the zine issues, plus all the PDFs, plus all the limited edition prints we’re commissioning from artists to print on the Risograph.

$25: Zinesters, come out to play

If you back this tier, you get a physical copy of the next issue of the Adult Juice Box Zine, plus a physical copy of one other back issue of your choice, plus PDFs of all issues to date.

$10: Sommelier! Your finest zine, please.

If you back this tier, you get a physical copy of the next issue of the Adult Juice Box Zine, plus PDFs of all the zines to date.

$5: Like a cyberpunk, but for wine

If you back this tier, you get digital copies of all the issues of the Adult Juice Box Zine, including the issue that will be our first print on the risograph.

What do we need to do this?

We need about $6k. Where does that go?

  • $600 (~10%) — Kickstarter fee
  • $2000 (~30%) — Cost of a good, used Risograph
  • $1000 (~15%) — Supplies for the Risograph and printing / shipping rewards
  • $750 (~12%) — First few months space rent to hold the Risograph and starting printing the rewards.
  • $750 (~12%) — Money for commissioning artists for the limited-edition prints
  • $1000 (~16%) — Administrative costs and taxes for a legal entity to take in the Kickstarter money.

Y’all got any stretch goals?

Boy do we! We honestly would be thrilled to only receive what we’re asking for, but if you beautiful people want to give us more, here’s what you’ll get:

  • $8k - Another artist commission, made on the risograph, delivered to you.
  • $10k - Adult Juice Box will commission an artist to make a combined Thank You / Holiday card, and each backer will receive one, signed by us (pray for our hands)
  • $12k - Each backer will receive a mini-zine of wine label cut-up poetry. We're also working on another zine to add to this stretch goal, stay tuned.
  • $15k - Ok, wow. at $15k we will collaborate with 826 Valencia to riso print the students’ work at no cost to them. (With pictures sent to you, of course)

What's 826 Valencia? 826 Valencia is a  nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students  with their writing skills. We offer free writing, tutoring, and  publishing programs out of three writing centers—in the Mission,  Tenderloin, and Mission Bay—and five satellite classrooms in local  public schools.

826 Valencia Logo

Risks and challenges

So what are the risks?

The biggest risk is: Not reaching all the funding. In the case that happens, we still keep making the Adult Juice Box Zine. We keep putting out issues, and putting those issues in wine shops, and sending them to our subscribers. But we don’t get to really explore the design side of the zine in a way that’s cost-effective to our subscribers (and we want to keep the zine cheap).

What if we can’t find a good, used, Risograph? So far, looking at eBay and Craigslist, that hasn’t been something we’re worried about. We have backups for our backups in finding a riso, but if we really can’t find a good used one we’ll figure out how to buy a new one, possibly from dipping more into savings and begging friends and family.

What if the space we want to use goes away? We’ll keep the riso in one of our apartments until we find more space.

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    Wine Cyberpunk

    You get digital copies of all the issues of the Adult Juice Box Zine, including the issue that will be our first print on the risograph.

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    Sommelier, your finest zine please!

    You get a physical copy of the next issue of the Adult Juice Box Zine, plus PDFs of all the zines to date.

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    • Physical copy of Issue 4
    • Digital copy of Issues 1-4
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    Zinesters, Come Out to Play!

    If you back this tier, you get a physical copy of the next issue of the Adult Juice Box Zine, plus a physical copy of one other back issue of your choice, plus PDFs of all issues to date.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of Issue 4
    • Digital copy of Issues 1-4
    • Physical copy of 1 backissue
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    All the Art That's Fit to Print

    You get everything from the lower tiers, plus a copy of all issues of the zine up to print date. This will be one of the last times to get the earlier editions of the zine, after this they will be retired to the archive. You’ll get all the zine issues, plus all the PDFs, plus all the limited edition prints we’re commissioning from artists to print on the Risograph.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Issues 1-4
    • Physical copy of Issue 4
    • Physical copy of 1 backissue
    • 3 commissioned prints
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    Written in the Plastic

    You get everything from the lower tiers, plus your name etched into the Risograph with an electric pencil. You will be a part of Adult Juice Box, forever.

    Includes:
    • 3 commissioned prints
    • Digital copy of Issues 1-4
    • Physical copy of Issue 4
    • Physical copy of 1 backissue
    • Your name carved into the risograph
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    Adult Juice Box -- Live!

    You get everything from the lower tiers, plus free access to two events: A special evening with Philip and Liam for you and a guest, and a future event to be named later.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of Issue 4
    • Digital copy of Issues 1-4
    • Physical copy of 1 backissue
    • 3 commissioned prints
    • Your name carved into the risograph
    • Tickets to a Special Evening with Philip & Liam
    • Tickets to an event to be named later
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    One of Everything

    You get everything in the lower tiers, plus we'll send you a copy of everything we ever print on the Risograph, forever. You'll get a monthly bundle of cool stuff for as long a we're making zines.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of Issue 4
    • Digital copy of Issues 1-4
    • Physical copy of 1 backissue
    • 3 commissioned prints
    • Your name carved into the risograph
    • Tickets to a Special Evening with Philip & Liam
    • Tickets to an event to be named later
    • Copy of everything we ever print
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