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LRB presents 3 new comics from Gerardo Alba, Zak Kinsella, and Ally Shwed!
LRB presents 3 new comics from Gerardo Alba, Zak Kinsella, and Ally Shwed!
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Little Red Bird Press 2019 Comics Collection

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F E A T U R E D  I N . . .

PASTE MAGAZINE 

WOMEN WRITE ABOUT COMICS 

YOUR CHICKEN ENEMY 

EMPIRE'S COMICS VAULT 

Little Red Bird (littleredbird.press) is a comics micropress and visual arts studio based out of New Jersey, USA and Querétaro, México. With your help, we're looking to expand our comics catalogue for 2019 with three new titles:


BACK PIECE

by Gerardo Alba

Back Piece is the story of Rollo, an insecure tattoo apprentice living under the shadow of his late father and his master. When visitors from another planet arrive at the shop in need of help, they take Rollo on an adventure that forces him to prove his talent and his worth. 

52 pages, color, softcover graphic novel, 6.5 x 9.75 inches (16.51 x 24.7 cm) 

Gerardo Alba is a cartoonist from Mexico City, whose comics range from journalism to slice of life and science fiction. His work has been published by The Nib and in 2017 he won the Jóvenes Creadores ( “Young Creators”) grant for comic book artists from the National Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico. He is currently serving an artist residency in Angoulême, France to work on an upcoming graphic novel about A.R. Wallace. See more from Gerardo at grrd.mx.


BURN: A TALE OF ILUNEA

by Zak Kinsella

Burn is a refugee story set in a fantasy world. After the brutal destruction of their homeland, Chamal, high guard of the Kingdom of Ilunea, is on the run with the Kingdom's mightiest weapon, Kel, a super sweet sentient fire sword. With the help of an unlikely ally, Michael, the duo sets out to take refuge in the neighboring land of Gelka. The journey, however, is plagued by the forces of Baron Blalqu, an instigator set on the slash-and-burn destruction of Ilunea.

25 pages, color, softcover comic, 6.5 x 9.75 inches (16.51 x 24.7 cm)

Zak Kinsella is a cartoonist and illustrator making his home in Denver, CO. He is the creator, writer, and artist for the Dinky-nominated comic Outré Veil. As an illustrator he has worked for clients such as Apple, The New York Times, Popular Science, Warner Bros., Alamo Drafthouse, and Village Voice Media. See more from Zak at zakkinsella.com.


BEARPLANE

by Ally Shwed

Bearplane is the silly story of a man who is forced to share the confined space of an economy airplane seat with a large, ferocious bear.  An all-ages, (mostly) silent comic about not judging a book--or a bear--by its cover.

32 pages, color, softcover comic, 6 x 6 inches (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

Ally Shwed is a cartoonist and comics journalist who splits her time between New Jersey and Mexico. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Nib, The Intercept, and Jezebel, and she is currently working on a book about the U.S. Constitution for First Second Books. In 2017, Ally served as a Kickstarter Creator-in-Residence, and in 2018, she was selected as a Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo Fellow and was asked to be a featured contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies. See more from Ally at allyshwed.com.

In addition to these awesome books, your pledge can get you some great rewards!

A set of three embroidered patches 

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 Artwork from the creators

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And other books from the LRB library, including...

Blocked: Stories from the World of Online Dating by various artists. An adult comic anthology of true stories about bad online dating experiences.  (200 pages, color, softcover.)

Cats on Cats on Cats by Ally Shwed. A collection of illustrations of cats doing goofy things. (50 pages, color, softcover.)

Woodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies by Bruce Worden. The untold story of the zombie apocalypse at Woodstock! (168 pages, black and white, softcover.)

Punchline by Gerardo Alba. A sketchbook collection of stand-up comedians...and their punchlines. (50 pages, black and white, softcover.)

Carpe Diem by Ally Shwed. An all-ages comic about a hungry cat who happens upon a little lost fish. (30 pages, color risograph, softcover.)

The money you pledge will all go directly into the production and shipping of the book and rewards.  We're using trusted vendors, and aim to do print runs of 300 copies per book.

Risks and challenges

This is Little Red Bird's sixth Kickstarter project. We've had successful campaigns for three comics, an art book, and a comic anthology, and we're excited to add these new projects to our catalogue! The art is in progress and on schedule for our delivery dates. We'll keep you posted via backer updates should any setbacks arise; but we're confident that, if we reach our goal, you'll have these books in your hands by year's end!

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