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50+ South Asian creatives. 13 countries. 1 Comics Anthology. Stories about Gender,Identity, Boundary and Exclusion. Presented by Kadak.
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This anthology led by the Kadak Collective, is a collection of comic and graphic narratives for print and web – about geography and gender, identity and self, boundary and exclusion, experienced through the lens of the bystander.


WHY “BYSTANDER”?

Bystander n.‘a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.’ 

The word bystander has existed for hundreds of years, but we’ve never really questioned the idea of being a bystander until just recently.

In our discussions today around race, caste, displacement, climate change, consent and sexual violence, the question of taking action is immediate, and needs to be addressed with depth and sensitivity. The topic of the bystander is viscerally important now, but who engages, who witnesses? Whose voice is heard and whose is ignored

The bystander effect tells us that people don’t or can’t act for many reasons. Do they feel that someone else will? Do they fear retaliation? Do they lack power?

In the subcontinent, the word ‘bystander’ also contains many tensions and connotations: in language, behaviour, culture. As a group of South Asian creators from all across the world, our perspective on this is unique, as each of us has faced marginalisation based on a range of intersecting identities – be it gender, sexuality, caste, class, language, race, region, religion, colour – and each of us has experienced different aspects of being a bystander at some point in time. 

Many of our South Asian peers are already responding to these complex issues through comics, design, art, writing – and we're bringing them all together in the BYSTANDER anthology.


WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

The BYSTANDER anthology is comprised of both a print and a web component. The print output will be a beautiful and stunning book offered alongside a variety of rewards like delicious zines, posters, postcards, stickers… which are all up for grabs! We're also creating a separate web-based anthology with digital and experimental comics that will be available online.

The printed Bystander book is available as a reward for contributions of £18 and above!
The printed Bystander book is available as a reward for contributions of £18 and above!
L: Lost in Translation postcards (£5 and above)  |  R: Bystander Sticker Alphabet set (£10 and above)
L: Lost in Translation postcards (£5 and above) | R: Bystander Sticker Alphabet set (£10 and above)
Pre Occupied Risograph Poster Zine (£12 and above)
Pre Occupied Risograph Poster Zine (£12 and above)
The Space Between, set of 3 zines (£15 and above)
The Space Between, set of 3 zines (£15 and above)

Also in planning (though we’re not fundraising right now) are a series of on-ground workshops running across continents, that engage with the theme of the bystander. 

Some people have already noticed what we’re up to; BBC Radio 4 is following the Kadak Collective and the Bystander Anthology project for one year, from inception through to release, creating a radio piece for broadcast on BBC World Service in 2020.

In this anthology, our contributors are exploring a dizzying number of ideas: the ways in which bodies and identities are marked by religion, caste, and class, generational trauma, sexism and patriarchy in families and relationships, systematic displacement and violence, mental health, disability, activism, questions of occupying private and public spaces, being visibly and invisibly queer... 

We believe this anthology is an important, timely, and necessary project, that will enable people in South Asia and beyond to engage with the region’s complicated social and political context, through distinct and diverse perspectives. 


WHO’S IN IT?

The Bystander Anthology is an incredible and original project that foregrounds some of the most brilliant image makers and writers from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora – many of whose work is collected alongside each other’s for the first time! It also consists of a design, editorial, and production team comprised of South Asians. 

Our project features one of the most diverse, inclusive, and largest line-up of practitioners, representing a range of South Asian voices that are largely women, non binary, and queer. Trust us, we spent over four months getting this group together!  

We now have 50+contributors confirmed for the project, working across 13 countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and Australia. 

They span a range of identities and interests – writers, illustrators, designers, artists, film makers, architects, researchers, activists, poets, performers... (So much talent, phew!) 

They are:

 Aziza Ahmad, Sabika Abbas, Upasana Agarwal, Aravani Art Project, Samya Arif, Ayirani Balachanthiran, Mrigaja Bajracharya, Gopika Bashi, Priya Dali, Shilpa Das, Soumya Dhulekar, Pavithra Dikshit, Zara Fayaz, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, Wang Rana Gurung (Thimphu Comics), Jasjyot Singh Hans, Nabigal-Nayagam Haider Ali, Isuri M H, Swati Janu, Kripa Joshi, Humayra Kabir, Sense Kaleidoscopes, Divya Kandukuri, Sabba Khan, Saffa Khan, Reem Khurshid, Akhila Krishnan, Shreyas R Krishnan, Lungshai Leisan, Mira F Malhotra, Shehzil Malik, Ayangbe Mannen, Sab Meynert, Nandini Moitra, Prachi Mokashi, Sana Nasir, Aleesha Nandhra, Aarthi Parthasarathy, Thilini Perera, Ibrahim Rayintakath, Saheb Ram Tudu, Sumedha Sah, Shrujana Shridhar, Janine Shroff, Sindu Sivayogam, Kruttika Susarla, Supriya Tirkey, Kritika Trehan, Sinthujan Varatharajah, Valentino Vecchietti & Xinaneo 

We’ve never seen a comics project of this nature, scale and authorship from South Asia before. The Kadak Collective is thrilled to be realising it and we need YOUR help and support to make this dream a reality!
 

WHAT IS KADAK?

The Bystander Anthology is led and presented by the Kadak Collective. We are a collective of South Asian women, non-binary, and queer folk who work with graphic storytelling of different kinds. An ever-expanding group of creators, we work on self-authored projects and zines. ‘Kadak’ in some South Asian languages means strong, severe, sharp — like our tea. 

The travelling Kadak Reading Room of self authored zines, installed at Goethe Institut, Bangalore 2018.
The travelling Kadak Reading Room of self authored zines, installed at Goethe Institut, Bangalore 2018.

We came together as a collective in 2016 and since then we’ve received commissions from various sources, including The Goethe Institute & Sandbox Collective, British Council, Akshara Centre, and the Gaysi Zine among others. We’ve been invited to show our work at the Fumetto Comics Festival, East London Comic Arts Festival, Chicago Art Book Fair, and LA Zine Fest, to name a few. We’ve also been profiled in a number of publications including Broken Frontier, It’s Nice That, Scroll.in, Feminism in India, Verve Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle (and lots more, we promise), and will be part of an upcoming international publication on women led collectives from around the world.

With YOUR help this will be the first major self-published project initiated by Kadak.


OKAY, LET’S TALK SPECIFICS!

Our Timeline

  •  May 1, 2019 All contributors have submitted concept notes for their pieces. We’re already planning for the coming months, that’s how much we want to do this!
  •  May-June 2019 Crowdfunding Campaign! (We just met you, this is crazy, here’s our campaign, fund us maybe?)
  •  Mid-June 2019 Contributors start work on their amazing comics/narratives 
  •  July end 2019 Contributors turn in their finished pages   
  •  August- September 2019 Editorial and Design work 
  •  October 2019 Prep for Printing and Production
  •  November 2019 We seize the day (and the means of production!) Book and website go into actual production, prior to the launch
  •  January 2020 LAUNCH! (and all your rewards make their way to you!)

Our Budget
       The budget for this project includes costs
       - for paying contributors
       - for production (including hosting) for the web and print anthology, and
       - for paying the administrative, editorial & design teams required for a project of this scale.

    All our contributors will be paid at a per page international rate for this anthology – a big commitment on our part. Creative work is always undervalued, especially for creatives geographically based in the subcontinent who are frequently paid at a lower rate than their peers in the west. We are actively addressing this imbalance in our anthology; we want to create a new normal.

     The budget breaks down like this:
24% Contributors fees (web and print)
44% Production fees (including web hosting and printing)
13% Design and administration fees (over 1 year)
10% Editorial and project management fees (over 1 year)
9% Kickstarter fees plus overheads

 

The Bystander Anthology is very ambitious in every way, and we can ONLY make it across the finish line with your help! A lot of thought and care has gone into designing and curating all of the rewards we are offering our generous supporters. Not just zines, prints, and original artworks, the actual Bystander Anthology book itself is something you can have and hold. But most importantly, by funding this anthology, you participate in making a very timely, necessary project happen, and help in amplifying the voices and works of South Asian creatives!

 
51 contributors! 13 countries! Brilliant artists! Excellent Editors! Many stories! Many kinds of comics! Beautiful comics! Print! Web!
 

Don't be a bystander to this project, fund us!

Girls, non-binary, queer, and marginalised folks just wanna have funds.



HERE'S A RECAP OF THE GOODIES WE HAVE FOR YOU!

Pledge £5 and more!

Lost in Translation postcards, created by Priya Dali for Bystander Anthology
Lost in Translation postcards, created by Priya Dali for Bystander Anthology

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Bystander Feminist Alphabet Sticker Set, special edition by Kruttika Susarla for Bystander Anthology.
Bystander Feminist Alphabet Sticker Set, special edition by Kruttika Susarla for Bystander Anthology.


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Pre Occupied Risograph Poster Zine, adapted by Pearl D'Souza for Bystander Anthology
Pre Occupied Risograph Poster Zine, adapted by Pearl D'Souza for Bystander Anthology

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The Space Between, set of 3 zines, written by Gopika Bashi and designed by Mira Malhotra
The Space Between, set of 3 zines, written by Gopika Bashi and designed by Mira Malhotra

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42,000£ - 46,000£
CONTRIBUTOR VIDEO CAPSULE(S)

This is a very special, unique comics anthology and the first time so many artists from such diverse backgrounds are coming together. We’d like to be able to document this process formally - creating a set of high quality films that preserve a record of this group of people, at this moment in time; following them and elaborating on the processes they use to create their work. 

These films would be hosted online on our web anthology and be available for public viewing on it. We’d like to make at least 3-5 films about different contributors, and in addition, document our launch event at Blossom Book House in Bangalore in January 2020. 


46,000£ - 51,000£
WORKSHOPS ACROSS 3 CITIES

We’d (The editorial team) like to run workshops in 3 cities (across 3 continents) on the themes and ideas behind the Bystander Anthology project. 

These would focus not just on Bystander Intervention, but also Bystander Guilt, Bystander Fear, the effect of policy and urban design on Bystander Behaviour, the politics of identity on Bystander Action etc. 

The creative output from these workshops would be hosted on the web anthology, and potentially some of it could be included in the printed anthology as well. 


51,000£ - 56,000£
WORKSHOPS (6 CITIES) + PHOTO DOCUMENTATION

We’d (The editorial team + some contributing artists) like to run workshops in 6 cities across 3 or more continents on the themes and ideas behind the Bystander Anthology project.

These would focus on the various aspects of the theme as mentioned above, but would also be able to reach more people in more locations.

We’d also like to be able to document these workshops as well, working with photographers (who will be paid for their work of course) to capture the workshops and create an archive of this process that would be hosted on the web anthology, and potentially some of the work could be included in the book as well. 

Risks and challenges

We know this is our first major crowdfunded self-publishing project. Each of us – Aarthi, Akhila, Gopika, Mira, Sabika and Shreyas – bring in a lot of experience from our own practices and self-publishing, as well as in our work with Kadak.

Between us we have more than a decade of experience in publishing and editorial for organisations including Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House, British Council, Oxfam, The Metropolitan Museum, Hindustan Times, Johns Hopkins, Pratham Books, Octopus Publishing, Facebook, Adobe, The Times Group, to name a few.

We’ve spent a LOT of time planning and revising our timelines and budgets to make sure we have accounted for rewards, production, payments and shipping. We have three bases for shipping for this project; in India, in the UK and the USA - which has enabled us to offer a price for the book and rewards that is inclusive of shipping.

ALL of our contributors have signed on to this project on the strength of our work and what Kadak has done. They believe in this, we believe in this. The missing ingredient in this project is you.

Publishing is challenging and there are unpredictable risks and problems that may arise, but we are COMMITTED to seeing this project through with transparent communication, our own experience and perseverance. Please help us make this dream a reality!

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    THANK YOU and CHAI !!!*

    Our eternal thanks and a promise that we might meet over a 'Kadak' cup of chai (not chai tea) in the near future!

    Notice we didn’t say we’re buying.

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    NAME AND FAME !!!*

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    LOST in TRANSLATION Postcard*

    A very special postcard (x1) combining handwritten script and illustration, with a translation of the word ‘Bystander’ into one of these 4 South Asian languages; Urdu, Meitei, Bengali, and Tamizh.

    Created especially for this project, in collaboration with illustrator Priya Dali.

    4” x 6”, Two colour screenprint.

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    (SET of 4)LOST IN TRANSLATION Postcards*

    Full set of LOST in TRANSLATION postcards with the word ‘Bystander’ into 4 South Asian languages; Urdu, Meitei, Bengali, and Tamizh.

    Created especially for this project, in collaboration with illustrator Priya Dali.

    4” x 6”, Two colour screenprint.

    * (approx INR 720)

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    BYSTANDER sticker alphabet set*

    The Indian Feminist Alphabet Set by illustrator Kruttika Susarla - featuring the 9 letters that spell out the word 'Bystander'!!!!!

    9 x letters, each printed on 4” x 4” sticker.

    *(approx INR 900)

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    PRE-OCCUPIED poster zine*

    A very special zine exploring ideas of narrative, geography, time and memory...that opens out into a poster!

    Adapted specially for this project by illustrator Pearl D’Souza.

    10” x 16”, 2 colour risograph.

    *(Approx INR 1080)

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    THE SPACE BETWEEN (Set of 3 zines)*

    A set of 3 zines exploring what it means to be a 'Bystander' (especially in a South Asian context).

    Navigating the grey spaces between binaries of us/them, action/inaction, visible/invisible. Each zine explores these ideas through a different lens – SELF, COMMUNITY/IES and SOCIETY.

    Xerox on coloured neon local papers with bespoke stickers.

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    BYSTANDER Anthology: Digital Edition*

    A digital pdf of the BYSTANDER Anthology, the debut publication of the Kadak Collective, designed by the award winning design firm Studio Kohl.

    With work by 50+ women, non binary and queer creators based across 13 countries.

    A version of the stories created for the web publication will be also included in this digital edition.

    256 pages.

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    BYSTANDER Anthology: Early Bird Price*

    FOR 48 HOURS ONLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ENDS 10th May 2019
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    Our gorgeous printed edition of the BYSTANDER Anthology, the debut publication of the Kadak Collective, designed by the award winning design firm Studio Kohl.

    With work by 50+ South Asian Creators.

    A version of the stories created for the web publication will be also included in this printed edition.

    256 pages, 9.15" by 6.8"

    *(Approx INR 1620)

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    BYSTANDER Anthology: THE BOOK*

    The gorgeous printed edition of the BYSTANDER Anthology, the debut publication of the Kadak Collective, designed by the award winning design firm Studio Kohl.

    With work by 50+ South Asian Creators.

    A version of the stories created for the web publication will be also included in this printed edition.

    256 pages, 9.15" by 6.8"

    *(Approx INR 1980)

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    BYSTANDER Anthology & THE SPACE BETWEEN*

    A special set comprising the printed BYSTANDER Anthology book, along with the 3 zines that are part of the SPACE BETWEEN.

    *(Approx INR 3150)

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    PRINT POTLUCK*

    A VERY SPECIAL mix and match reward tier - comprising the BYSTANDER ANTHOLOGY printed book, as well as 25£ worth of original zines and prints (previously) created by the contributors to this anthology.

    Many of the donated zines and prints from our contributors are in their final numbers (this may be your last chance to snag one!) and will be specially signed by them, as part of this rewards tier – so this is a SPECIAL, ONE TIME ONLY potluck of flavours, colours, and stories.

    Each backer will get their own unique collection of original zines from artists including Jasjyot Singh Hans, Isuri M H, Saffa Khan, Kripa Joshi, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, Kruttika Susarla, Sabba Khan, Priya Dali, Pavithra Dikshit and many more.

    *(Approx INR 4500)

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    Thrice as Nice

    You asked and we heard! Why choose one when you can have three (actually four)?

    A NEW and SPECIAL rewards bundle - comprising the BYSTANDER ANTHOLOGY printed book, as well as the three very special rewards we have commissioned for our Kickstarter Campaign:
    "Lost in Translation"(set of 4 screenprinted postcards)
    "Bystander Alphabet Sticker Set" and
    "Pre-Occupied" (Riso Poster Zine.)

    Each of these rewards have been created as a result of special collaborations with the illustrators Priya Dali and Kruttika Susarla and designer Pearl D'Souza. Available on Kickstarter only.

    *(Approx INR 4680)

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    DOUBLE TROUBLE*

    A rare chance to own 2xPrinted Editions of our gorgeous BYSTANDER ANTHOLOGY.

    Why own only one copy, when you can have two? You could gift it to a loved one or keep a fresh copy in reserve, because your first is bound to get a little dog eared! :)

    Signed by all of the editors.

    *(Approx INR 9000)

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    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
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    Graphic Walk with Studio Kohl*

    One on one with Mira Malhotra from award winning Studio Kohl, as she oversees printing and production on the BYSTANDER Anthology publication.

    Travel with her to visit the various printers we are working with for the project as well as to her favourite locations for sourcing local papers and materials in Mumbai.

    The walk is available in two groups of 4 people each. This reward is only available to use in Mumbai.

    The pledge does NOT include travel or accomodation to Mumbai, which must be arranged by pledger themselves.

    *(Approx INR 10800)

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    Aleesha Nandhra Special

    ONE TIME ONLY REWARD!!!!!!!!

    Be the proud owner of a special signed artist's proof copy of Aleesha's screenprint "OK PLEASE".

    This is a really unique opportunity to own a piece of art from this amazing illustrator and print maker, who is one of Broken Frontier's "Six Small Press Creators to Watch" in 2019.

    Aleesha has kindly donated this artist's proof to the Bystander Anthology <3

    Get this now or forever hold your peace.

    2 colour screenprint in Red and Gold
    11.7 by 16.5in

    *(Approx INR 13500)

    Includes:
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    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
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    Shreyas R Krishnan Special

    ONE TIME ONLY REWARD!!!!!!!!

    Be the proud owner of a very special screen printed diptych "INHALE EXHALE" from illustrator Shreyas R Krishnan.

    This is a really unique opportunity to own this gorgeous 7 layered print from Shreyas, whose work has recently been acquired by the Thomas J Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

    Shreyas has kindly donated this signed print to the Bystander Anthology <3

    Get this now or forever hold your peace.

    7 layer screenprint
    11 by 13in

    *(Approx INR 13500)

    Includes:
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    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
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    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
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    DDT (Double Double Trouble)*

    Why own two, when you can have four???

    A chance to own 4xPrinted Editions of our gorgeous BYSTANDER ANTHOLOGY signed by all of the editors along with most of the other rewards we have created for this campaign.

    As we said before, you could gift it to a friend or an enemy, keep a fresh copy in reserve while you read and re-read your first, have one at home and one at work...

    *(Approx INR 15750)

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    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 317

    Indian Comic History (Show and Tell)*

    One on one with Aarthi Parthasarathy, as she takes you through the history of comics practice in India - through rare photos and images from her personal collection and research which was most recently presented at the Fumetto Comics Festival (Lucerne, Switzerland.)

    The session is available in two groups of 5 people each. This reward is only available to use in Bangalore.

    The pledge does NOT include travel or accomodation to Bangalore, which must be arranged by pledger themselves.

    *(Approx INR 22500)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Listed as a supporter of the project on web and in print
    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
    • BYSTANDER Anthology Book (Signed by all editors)
    • Digital Copy of BYSTANDER Anthology Book
    • 2 x Out of print editions of Vintage Indian Comics like Indrajal
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    Jasjyjot Singh Hans Special

    ONE TIME ONLY REWARD!!!!!!!!

    Be the proud (and only) owner of "NOT ENOUGH" an original work of art from the amazing illustrator Jasjyot Singh Hans.

    If we weren't clear there is ONLY ONE copy of this work in existence and Jasjyot has kindly donated it to the Bystander Anthology <3

    Get this now or forever hold your peace.

    Pencil and Ink on Paper
    11 by 14 inches
    Signed by the Artist

    *(Approx INR 24300)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Listed as a supporter of the project on web and in print
    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
    • BYSTANDER Anthology Book (Signed by all editors)
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    Pledge £270 or more About US$ 343

    Janine Shroff Special

    ONE TIME ONLY REWARD!!!!!!!!

    Be the proud owner of "TEA PARTY" an amazing limited edition print from the amazing artist Janine Shroff (yes, it's that amazing.)

    Janine has kindly donated this piece to the Bystander Anthology <3

    Get this now or forever hold your peace.

    Giçlee print on heavy-weight fine art paper
    33 by 23.4in

    *(Approx INR 24300)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Listed as a supporter of the project on web and in print
    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
    • BYSTANDER Anthology Book (Signed by all editors)
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    Pledge £350 or more About US$ 444

    100% ORIGINAL*

    Frame it, Gift it, lock it up in your Godrej cupboard, (maybe) pretend you made it...No don't :)

    Own an original artwork from the work created for the BYSTANDER Anthology by one of these contributors:

    Jasjyot Singh Hans, Samya Arif, Isuri M H, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, Janine Shroff, Sabba Khan, Aleesha Nandhra, Priya Dali, Mira Malhotra/Shilpa Das, Supriya Tirkey, Kritika Trehan, Prachi Mokashi, Aarthi Parthasarathy/Shreyas R Krishnan, Swati Janu/Sumedha Sah, Akhila Krishnan, Ayangbe Mannen, Aleesha Nandhra, Kruttika Susarla/Valentino Vecchietti, Xinaneo

    *(Approx INR 31500)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Listed as a supporter of the project on web and in print
    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
    • BYSTANDER Anthology Book (Signed by all editors)
    • Digital Copy of BYSTANDER Anthology Book
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 634

    CO-PUBLISHER (by Special Arrangement)*

    Be acknowledged as a Co-Publisher of this unique and path breaking project from South Asia!!

    Your name will be listed alongside the editorial team, with a bio and a special portrait of you (created just for the book.)

    You will also receive a special version of the printed BYSTANDER Anthology, signed by ALL the contributors (as well as the Editorial Team.)

    AND you can not only congratulate yourself on being an important ally of this project, you can also include it on your resume!!!!!

    *(Approx INR 45000)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
    • BYSTANDER Anthology Book (Signed by all editors)
    • Digital Copy of BYSTANDER Anthology Book
    • Own an original artwork from the BYSTANDER Anthology
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,269

    PARTNERSHIP (by Special Arrangement)*

    If you are an organisation, you can now be a PARTNER on this unique and path breaking project from South Asia!!

    Your name will be listed alongside the editorial team, with a bio and a special portrait of you (created just for the book.) Your logo will also be printed on the book and listed on our online anthology, alongside Kadak.

    You will receive a special version of the printed BYSTANDER Anthology, signed by ALL the contributors (as well as the Editorial Team), along with 9 other copies of the BYSTANDER Anthology for you to keep/share/distribute.

    We'll also be able to share 4-5 stories from the anthology for you to co-host on your online platform, for one year.

    You'll receive an original artwork from one of the contributors of the anthology, AND the knowledge that you are an ally of our project.

    *(Approx INR 90000)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Bystander Postcard (Set of 4)
    • Bystander Alphabet Stickers (Set of 9)
    • Pre Occupied Riso Poster Zine
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
    • BYSTANDER Anthology Book (Signed by all editors)
    • Digital Copy of BYSTANDER Anthology Book
    • Own an original artwork from the BYSTANDER Anthology
    • Additional copies of the BYSTANDER Anthology Book
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