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ELEMENTS: Fire - A comics anthology by creators of color
ELEMENTS: Fire - A comics anthology by creators of color
ELEMENTS: Fire - A comics anthology by creators of color
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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.

Artists: Kiku Hughes, Michelle Ngyuen, Sara DuVall, and Der-shing Helmer
Artists: Kiku Hughes, Michelle Ngyuen, Sara DuVall, and Der-shing Helmer

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!

Top: Marisa Han, Mildred Louis | Bottom: Melanie Ujimori & Chan Chau, Kou Chen
Top: Marisa Han, Mildred Louis | Bottom: Melanie Ujimori & Chan Chau, Kou Chen

 

 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.
  • 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

Isuri Merenchi Hewage, Rashad Doucet
Isuri Merenchi Hewage, Rashad Doucet

 

Special thanks goes to:  

  • Christina McKenzie
  • Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein  
  • Mia Mardikian
  • C. Spike Trotman (Artists' Bonus system) 

Kickstarter Music & Video thanks to: Elisa MoyaLucia Retamales

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!

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    PHOENIX LULLABY

    DIGITAL WALLPAPERS + THANKS

    Thank you for supporting the ELEMENTS: Fire Anthology! You will receieve a thank you on the website + digital wallpaper pack

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    DIGITAL DRM-FREE PDF
    A PDF of ELEMENTS: Fire

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    CORE OASIS

    *EARLY BIRD TIER*
    FREE domestic shipping and reduced international shipping.

    A SOFTCOVER COPY OF ELEMENTS: FIRE

    *Also includes a digital PDF of the ELEMENTS: Fire + digital wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website.

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    A SOFTCOVER COPY OF ELEMENTS: FIRE

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    OBSIDIAN WOLF

    LIMITED EDITION BOOKPLATE
    Drawn by Chan Chau.

    *Also includes a physical softcover copy of the Elements: Fire Anthology + a PDF of the Elements Anthology + digital wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website.

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    MAGMA GARDENER

    GOLD FOIL POSTCARD SET
    A limited edition 5x7 gold foil postcard pack featuring art by Dilraj Gahunia, Trungles, and Wendy Xu.

    *Also includes a limited edition bookplate + PDF of the Elements: Fire Anthology + wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website.

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    GOLD FOIL POSTCARD SET
    A limited edition 5x7 gold foil postcard pack featuring art by Dilraj Gahunia, Trungles, and Wendy Xu.

    *Also includes a physical softcover copy of the Elements: Fire Anthology + limited edition bookplate + PDF of the Elements: Fire Anthology + wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website.

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    Five (5) softcover copies of the Elements: Fire Anthology.

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    TIGRES DE FUEGO

    ENAMEL PIN
    A 1x1 inch hard enamel pin of an original design by Shirley Jackson.

    *Also includes a physical softcover copy of The Elements: Fire Anthology + a limited edition bookplate + PDF of the Elements: Fire Anthology + limited edition postcard pack + wallpaper pack + a thank you on the website

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    EMBERS CROWN

    YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK + ART SKETCH
    Your name on a special thank you page plus a random sketch from an Elements: Fire artist.

    *Also includes a physical softcover copy of The Elements: Fire Anthology + the limited edition bookplate + enamel pin + limited edition postcard pack + PDF of the Elements: Fire Anthology + wallpaper pack + A thank you on the website.

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    COPIC & GOLD COMMISSION
    An original unframed 8.5"x12" copic & gold ink commission from Genué Revuelta.

    *Also includes a physical softcover copy of The Elements: Fire Anthology + the limited edition bookplate + enamel pin + limited edition postcard pack + PDF of the Elements: Fire Anthology + wallpaper pack + A thank you on the website.

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    WATERCOLOR PAINTING
    An original unframed 11"x14" watercolor painting by Sashiko Yuen/Wishcandy

    *Also includes a physical softcover copy of The Elements: Fire Anthology + the limited edition bookplate + enamel pin + limited edition postcard pack + PDF of the Elements: Fire Anthology + wallpaper pack + A thank you on the website.

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