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Habibi is a new collection of comics and prose by Muslimah creators collaborating on a zine-style anthology about love!
Habibi is a new collection of comics and prose by Muslimah creators collaborating on a zine-style anthology about love!
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Habibi is a new zine-style anthology featuring prose stories and comics weaving together stories of love told by Muslim women. Each piece is a unique perspective on what love can mean to someone, whether it's romantic, familial, or even love of self.

Very rarely are Muslim women part of the narrative on love in any of its forms and now we're speaking for ourselves.

Habibi is available as a 147 page softcover and PDF printed in black and white that includes stories from fifteen writers and artists spanning the globe. The printed version is a 6x9 paperback featuring an amazing new cover commissioned by artist Anoosha Syed!

Habibi is edited by Hadeel al-Massari (organizer, GeekGirlCon) and Nyala Ali (journalist, Women Write About Comics), and published by Bedside Press (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls).

It was important to tell a wide range of stories about something so personal as love. Our contributors are truly diverse and include women-identifying and femme Muslim women of different races, levels of practices, sexualities, and countries. Here are our contributors:

Autumn Crossman • Priya Huq • Sofee • Nusaiba Chowdhury • Naziyya • Candice Montgomery • Karuna Riazi • Zainab Bint Younus • Heraa Hashmi • Tanzila Anis • Iqra Mehdi • Ivy West & Sahktah Khatun • Loujain Alzhrani • Reem Madooh

Comic by Priya Huq
Comic by Priya Huq

 

  • DRM PDF included in all levels above $5!
  • 6x9 paperback with cover illustrated by Anoosha Syed - included in all levels above $15
  • Postcard Pack designed by Anoosha Syed
Postcards by Anoosha Syed
Postcards by Anoosha Syed
 
  • Limited Edition enamel pin designed by Dani Taillefer

 

 

Budget

Budget is based on an initial print run of 350 copies

Creative 36%
Shipping 32%
Printing 12%
Buffer 11%
Kickstarter Fees 9% 

Risks and challenges

The book is ready, barring a last round of edits and design tweaks, and test prints of the book have already been made! All funds collected in this Kickstarter go to printing and shipping the book as well as paying each of the contributors.

Production and distribution are being handled by Bedside Press, who have experience with several other successful Kickstarters including but not limited to "The Secret Loves of Geek Girls", "Gothic Tales of Haunted Love", and "A Minyen Yidn"

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    Habibi Combo Pack

    The full softcover edition of Habibi with gold foil logo, a postcard pack by Anoosha Syed and the special limited edition enamel pin designed by Dani Taillefer!

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