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A comic anthology featuring works about or inspired by William Shakespeare.
A comic anthology featuring works about or inspired by William Shakespeare.
274 backers pledged $10,876 to help bring this project to life.
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My Kingdom for a Panel: A Shakespearean Anthology

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A Roman PTA meeting, teen witches on spring break, and a motorcycle race against Time itself. 

 My Kingdom for a Panel is a flavorful (or flavourful) collection of stories re-imagining classic Shakespearean tales and comics honoring (or honouring) the Bard himself. Featuring nearly 200 pages and 26 original stories from writers and artists all over the world, sharing their love and appreciation for William Shakespeare. 


Kingdom in the News!

"the perfect collection for both comic and literary lovers" -- Review from The Nerdy Girl Express

Cover art by Michi
Cover art by Michi

From "Exit Pursued by a Bear" (Heather Kenealy, Erik Lervold, Claire Donaghue)
From "Exit Pursued by a Bear" (Heather Kenealy, Erik Lervold, Claire Donaghue)

Mei Lian Hoe | Drew Dillon | Jenna Ayoub | Beth Barnett | Micah Weltsch | JD Boucher | Theresa Chiechi | Scott Malin | Bryce Beal | Benesumi | Ben Pyle | Renan Balmonte | Sal Fitzgerald | Raymond Griffith | Heather Kenealy | Erik Lervold | Claire Donaghue | Safiyya Hosein | Gina Basora | Steven Andrews | Sierra Barnes | Dawn Burke | Melissa Capriglione | John Ellis | Sonya Kinsey | LetterSquids | Keith McQuade | James Stone | Nicolo’ Arcuti | Maria Carvalho | Allison Bannister | Tom O’Brien | Erin Ehrola | Shannon Ehrola | Andrea Rosales | Diane Rockell | Matt Kund | Noah Ray | Emmett Helen | Gregory Woronchak | Jenn Arledge | Natalie Cooper | Zakk Saam | Michi

From "The Play's the Thing" (Allison Bannister, Tom O'Brien)
From "The Play's the Thing" (Allison Bannister, Tom O'Brien)
From "Of Ladies Most Deject" (Safiyya Hosein, Gina Basora, Steven Andrews)
From "Of Ladies Most Deject" (Safiyya Hosein, Gina Basora, Steven Andrews)

The bulk of funds raised are going right back to the creators who made this book possible. We padded the shipping and printing numbers, so we're prepared in the off-chance something does happen. Any additional monies raised will be used to cover pay increases for contributors.  

From "A Sad Part to Play" (Mei Lian Hoe)
From "A Sad Part to Play" (Mei Lian Hoe)
From "Romaino & Javalet" (Bryce Beal, Scott Malin)
From "Romaino & Javalet" (Bryce Beal, Scott Malin)

Pin design by thisishannako
Pin design by thisishannako
Stickers illustrated by Mharz
Stickers illustrated by Mharz

What are extras? Throughout the campaign, we'll be issuing challenges that unlock freebies and upgrades for backers! 

#1: 25% in week one

4/16 @ 10:43am PST - We did it!  We're 25% funded in less than a week! Since we hit this part-way goal, all books will come with a free bookmark featuring the art of Lisa (kumquatmay28) and Emmett Helen!

#2: 100 backers by May 1.

Community goal! If we can get 100 backers by the end of April, we'll be collaborating with Michi to add gold foil to the cover of Kingdom!

From "Helpanan" (Benesumi)
From "Helpanan" (Benesumi)

Risks and challenges

We're a small, but dedicated, crew that's successfully funded eleven and fulfilled ten (on track for #11!) Kickstarter campaigns. Arledge Comics has pre-established relationships with all the vendors we'll be working with to produce and deliver your rewards. The book is finished, and we anticipate having a physical proof of the book before this Kickstarter is over.

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    Brevity...

    ...is the soul of wit.

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    All that glitters...

    ...is not gold.

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    Though she be but little...

    ...she is fierce.

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    We know what we are...

    ...but we know not what we may be.

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    There is nothing either good...

    ...or bad, but thinking makes it so.

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    Be not afraid of greatness...

    ...some are born great...

    (Small Distro Tier!)

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    If I be waspish...

    ...best beware my sting.

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    Action...

    ...is eloquence.

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    Some achieve greatness...

    ...some have greatness thrust upon them.

    (Large Distro Tier!)

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    Mei Lian Hoe Commission

    Custom Digital Colored Bust Commission

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    8.5" x 11," black and white/traditional inked piece.

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