About this project
ELEMENTS is an all-ages anthology focused on creators of color sharing comics with a FIRE theme. The book will be 250+ pages, printed black & white with a spot color, and contains speculative fiction ranging from sci-fi & fantasy to alternative cyberpunk, humor, and suspense.
Elements looks to add to the current conversation happening in the book industry: yes #WeNeedDiverseBooks, but #WeNeedDiverseCreators too. We are no longer just the sidekicks or token characters, we're creators with our own stories to tell. In Elements we're the main characters, dismantling tropes with our own stories that see people like us saving the day. Be it quelling a volcano, learning to fight with our brand of love, or breaking cyberspace, we want to let these stories and characters take center stage.
You can find our journey to this Kickstarter at ElementsAnthology.com
Elements: FIRE is a project that has been a year in the making! It is edited by Taneka Stotts, an award-winning black queer comics creator, and assistant edited by Shing Yin Khor. We’re Kickstarting Elements to pay our contributors and to cover our print costs, because these stories are ready to go to print. We hope you'll help us make the Elements: Fire Anthology a reality!
- Aatmaja Pandya (Travelogue)
- Ash G. (Monster's Garden)
- Autumn Crossman-Serb
- Christina 'Steenz' Stewart (Archival Quality)
- Chloe Chan & Nina Matsumoto (Simpsons Comics)
- Der-shing Helmer (The Meek, Mare Internvm)
- Genué Revuelta (Love & Sprockets)
- Isuri Merenchi Hewage & Deshan Tennekoon (Podi)
- Jaide Mandas & Marisa Han
- Jemma Salume (OVERREACT)
- Kiku Hughes
- Kou Chen
- Ma. Victoria Robado (Jem & The Holograms) & Tee Franklin (#BlackComicsMonth)
- Maddi Gonzalez
- Melanie Ujimori (Tankadere) & Chan Chau (Arcus)
- Michelle Nguyen (Grumpy Cat) & Tristan J. Tarwater (Hen & Chick)
- Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm) & Taneka Stotts (Beyond Anthology)
- Myisha Haynes (The Substitutes)
- Orunmilla Williams
- Rashad Doucet (Alabaster Shadows) & James F. Wright (Nutmeg)
- Sara DuVall (Déjà Brew)
- Shivana Sookdeo
- Veronica Agarwal (Magical Girl Problems? Magical Girl Solutions!)
- Yasmin Liang (Steed and Peel) & JY Yang (Lightspeed)
- Cover by: Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe & The Crystal Gems)
- Interior design: Melanie Ujimori
COVER BY CHRYSTIN GARLAND // INTERIORS MELANIE UJIMORI
A limited edition pack of 5x7 gold foil art print postcards. More artists waiting to be unlocked
- Shirley Jackson is a Black and Korean illustrator / artist creating work and goods featuring animals and the natural world. You can find more of her work here.
- Sashiko Yuen aka Wishcandy has been featured on Juxtapoz, Booooooom, Beautiful/ Decay, Bust, Supersonic Electronic, CURVY, TASCHEN's Illustration NOW 5, Buzzfeed, Society6, and more.
- Help us light our stretch goals on fire and reach artist bonuses!
- **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $35,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $50.00.
- **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $40,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $100.00.
- **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $45,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $150.00.
- **UNLOCKED** If the Kickstarter reaches $50,000, each contributor/team will receive an extra $225.00 (BOOSTED).
And so on and so forth into infinity and BEYOND!
Special thanks goes to:
- Christina McKenzie
- Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
- Mia Mardikian
- C. Spike Trotman (Artists' Bonus system)
Risks and challenges
Our only risk is a shipping delay or being held up in customs. The comics are drawn and we already have a printer lined up and waiting!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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