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An anthology of comics dealing with the theme of food & eating. Featuring over 50 indie comic artists in over 250 pages!
An anthology of comics dealing with the theme of food & eating. Featuring over 50 indie comic artists in over 250 pages!
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The DIGESTATE food & eating themed anthology will collect about 265 pages worth of comics by over 50 cartoonists. Originally the anthology was going to include half vegan artists and half carnivorous (omnivorous?) artists, but it has since expanded to include everyone in between those two extremes (there were just too many talented people, and we couldn't bear to exclude them!). 

Each artist has approached the theme in a manner exclusive to their own personality. There are some autobiographical comics (both funny and heart-wrenching), some fictional comics, some akin to an essay and others that defy categorization altogether. 

With few exceptions, each contributing artist has experience in self-publishing. That is, these are mostly indie comic artists that draw for the love of it, not the financial rewards. Although many of the contributors are somewhat well known within the indie comic subculture, just as many are not. By pairing known artists with lesser known artists, we hope to introduce readers to new talent while they are enjoying artists they're already familiar with. 

We also hope this anthology will spark a conversation about food and eating. We all have different feelings and experiences regarding food, and hopefully the comics will introduce readers to varying viewpoints. 

We will be running "spotlights" on each of the contributing artists on our blog (http://theholyyost.blogspot.com/) so that you can learn about them and see samples of their work. We will also post images corresponding to pledge rewards so that you know what you'll be getting should you pledge. 

** PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE SAMPLE PAGES! **

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE:

  • Darryl Ayo

  • Josh Bayer

  • Jonathan Baylis

  • Marc Bell

  • Marek Bennett

  • Berkeley Breathed

  • Neil Brideau

  • Box Brown

  • Jeffrey Brown

  • Josh Burggraf

  • C. M. Butzer

  • Kevin Cannon

  • William Cardini 

  • Cha

  • Sungyoon Choi

  • J.T. Dockery

  • Nate Doyle

    Gary Fields

  • Renee French

  • Nicole J. Georges

  • Ayun Halliday

  • Danny Hellman

  • Sam Henderson

  • Adam Hines

  • Paul Hoppe

  • K. Thor Jensen

  • Victor Kerlow

  • John Kerschbaum

  • Keith Knight

  • James Kochalka

  • Hawk Krall

  • Minty Lewis

  • Jonas Madden-Connor

  • Aaron Mew

  • Pranas T. Naujokaitis

  • Hazel Reed Newlevant

  • L. Nichols

  • Al Ortiz

  • Tod C. Parkhill

  • Dan Piraro

  • Liz Prince

  • Brian Ralph

  • Alex Robinson

  • Jungyeon Roh

  • Jess Ruliffson

  • Anuj Shrestha

  • Ben Snakepit

  • Aron Nels Steinke

  • Jeremy Tinder

  • James Turek

  • Noah Van Sciver

  • Sophia Wiedeman

  • J.T. Yost

  • Jeff Zwirek

Thanks for reading, and more importantly, contributing!

Sample page by Cha, ©Cha 2012

Sample page by Jeffrey Brown, ©Jeffrey Brown 2012

Sample page by Noah Van Sciver, ©Noah Van Sciver 2012

Sample page by Victor Kerlow, ©Victor Kerlow 2012

Sample page by Josh Burggraf, ©Josh Burggraf 2012 

Sample page by Box Brown, ©Box Brown 2012

Sample page by Alex Robinson, ©Alex Robinson 2012

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    One copy of the DIGESTATE anthology plus the eleven (11) pages of ORIGINAL ART from Adam Hines' contribution to the anthology! Please note that Adam sketches on multiple sheets of paper, collages them and adds to them using a computer, so there may be more than 11 pages in various states of finish.

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    Everything listed in the $500 OR MORE pledge reward PLUS a CUSTOM drawing of YOU eating your favorite food by J.T. Yost that will be reproduced in the DIGESTATE anthology along with a "thank you" (you get the original artwork as well).

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