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About

Birdcage Bottom Books has now been around for a decade but our mission statement remains the same: help incredible cartoonists who may be flying under the radar get a wider audience. And so, we hope to continue achieving this goal with your help in 2019. 

This year we've got three phenomenal artists entrusting us with their comics babies: Max Clotfelter, Eva Müller (you may remember her from last year's "In The Future, We Are Dead") and Lance Ward. 

And now, a little bit about the comics:


MAX CLOTFELTER'S "ROOFTOP STEW"

Wraparound cover for "Rooftop Stew"
Wraparound cover for "Rooftop Stew"

Rooftop Stew collects a plethora of Max Clotfelter’s depraved comics, both fictional and autobiographical, blending ‘60s psychedelic underground comic sensibility with Southern style debauchery. 

  6” x 8”, 120 pages. Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound

Debuting at Small Press Expo (SPX) in September. 

sample pages from "Rooftop Stew"
sample pages from "Rooftop Stew"

EVA MÜLLER'S "FUTURE CORPSE"

Wraparound cover for "Future Corpse"
Wraparound cover for "Future Corpse"

Future Corpse collects new short works by Eva Müller covering themes of feminism, anxiety, punk rock, immortality, labor and robotic vacuums. This should serve as a palette cleanser between last year’s “In The Future, We Are Dead” and her current book about working/labor. 

5.5” x 8”, 20 pages. Full-color covers with color & b+w interior

Debuting at MoCCA in April.

sample pages from "Future Corpse"
sample pages from "Future Corpse"

LANCE WARD'S "BLOOD AND DRUGS"

Front cover of "Blood and Drugs"
Front cover of "Blood and Drugs"

Blood and Drugs is the story of people on the fringes of society and how a single poor decision changed one man’s life forever. Buster struggles against his heroin addiction, his floundering career in comics and with human relationships in a search for redemption. ­ 

6” x 9”, 176 pages. Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound

Debuting at Small Press Expo (SPX) in September. 

Sample pages from "Blood and Drugs"
Sample pages from "Blood and Drugs"

Now, let's get to the rewards...

REWARDS:

In addition to these comics, we have some really fantastic reward tiers featuring exclusive limited-edition comics, custom artwork, original artwork, prints and more!

If there's a reward tier you don't see but would like to see, just let us know and we'll make it happen! 

...and if you missed out on last year's Kickstarter, there's a reward tier that includes all:

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge will be funding the printing of these comics. We have years of experience in pre-press, printing and fulfillment, so those shouldn't be a problem. If we reach our goal, the comics will be published & delivered to you!

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    FUTURE CORPSE

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    ROOFTOP STEW

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    BLOOD AND DRUGS

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    FUTURE CORPSE wholesale package

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    EVA MÜLLER "Ciao" print + comic bundle

    You'll get Eva Müller's "Ciao" badass biker print (full-color approx. 8" x 8" print on quality Hahneumühle paper) plus a copy of the "Future Corpse" comic.

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    EVA MÜLLER "Pile of Meat" print + comic

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    ALL 2019 PUBLICATIONS

    Get all three publications! These will all ship together in September/October to save you money on shipping.

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    RAUNCHY BOWL exclusive minicomic bundle

    You'll get everything we publish in 2019 plus a very limited edition signed + numbered risograph minicomic drawn by Max Clotfelter just for this Kickstarter campaign! Everything will ship together in September/October to save you money on shipping.

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    • Max Clotfelter's "Raunchy Bowl" signed + numbered riso minicomic
    • "Rooftop Stew" by Max Clotfelter (120 pages, b+w interior)
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    LANCE WARD mini-print bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus a small Lance Ward fine art print. The back of each print is signed with a simple sketch.

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    HARD TIMES bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus our award-winning addiction themed anthology "BOTTOMS UP! True Tales of Hitting Rock-Bottom" at a discount.

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    COMICS MENTORSHIP bundle

    J.T. Yost (BBB founder) loves helping self-publishers! He will give you a 45 minute one-on-one FaceTime, Skype or in-person (if you can get to NYC) session on self-publishing or running a small comics press. This will include tons of helpful tips and resources culled from his lectures at SVA, FIT & SAIC and, if you'd like, he'll give input on one of your comics. You'll also receive everything we're publishing in 2019.

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    All 2019 PUBLICATIONS wholesale package

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    ALL 2019 + 2018 PUBLICATIONS bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus all seven publications from last year...at a discount! Some of the 2018 comics are almost out of print, so these are limited.

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    • "Future Corpse" by Eva Müller (20 pages, full-color)
    • "Rooftop Stew" by Max Clotfelter (120 pages, b+w interior)
    • "A Lone Deer At The End of The World" by D. Bradford Gambles
    • "Goat Song" by Larkin Ford
    • "In The Future, We Are Dead" by Eva Müller
    • "Nate The Nonconformist Has A Rival!" by Stephanie Mannheim
    • "Pictures of Bananas and Funny Bugs" by Sara Lautman
    • "The Complete Matinee Junkie" by Jordan Jeffries
    • "Thonger Dongers" by J.T. Yost
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    LANCE WARD original painting bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus an original 8" x 10" acrylic painting on canvas board by Lance Ward. You can choose from the four available paintings (first come, first served).

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    • "Blood and Drugs" by Lance Ward (176 pages, b+w interior)
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    LANCE WARD original b+w comic art bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus one approximately 8.5" x 11" page of original black and white comic art by Lance Ward. You can choose from the four pages available (first come, first served).

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    HANGIN' WITH KARL MARX custom art bundle

    Eva Müller will draw YOU (or someone of your choosing) hanging out with German social revolutionist KARL MARX in whatever situation (within reason) you suggest: grocery shopping, working out at the gym, doing Jello™ shots, etc. You will also receive a copy of her "Future Corpse" comic. Colored pencil, approx. 8" x 10" on archival art paper.

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    LANCE WARD original Blood & Drugs pages

    You'll get to choose from over 150 pages of original art from Lance Ward's "Blood and Drugs" book (first come, first served, but we'll do our best to connect you with the page you want!). You'll also get all three of our 2019 publications. All items will ship in September/October).

    Includes:
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    LANCE WARD orig. color comic art bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus one 8.5" x 11" full-color page of original comic art by Lance Ward. Each "page" actually contains two full pages from Ward's autobiographical comic featured in "The Best American Comics 2016" in which he recounts working in a sex shop and agonizes over his own sexuality. You'll get to choose from 8 pages of original art (first come, first served).

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    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus an original art page from Max Clotfelter's "RAUNCHY BOWL" minicomic. You'll get to choose from the 8 available pages (first come, first served!).

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    • Max Clotfelter's original art page from "Raunchy Bowl" minicomic
    • "Blood and Drugs" by Lance Ward (176 pages, b+w interior)
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    RAUNCHY BOWL original cover art bundle

    You'll get all three 2019 publications plus the original cover art for Max Clotfelter's "RAUNCHY BOWL" minicomic.

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