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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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    Pledge £1 or more About $2

    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.

    (Kidding, of course we are!)

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    NAME AND FAME !!!*

    You will be listed as a supporter of this project on our web and print publication!

    (So when people google you, they’ll see this - and vice versa) :)

    *(Approx INR 270)

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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.

    * (approx INR 450)

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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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    Pledge £12 or more About $16

    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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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    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.

    *(Approx INR 1350)

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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.

    *(Approx INR 1620)

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    Pledge £22 or more About $28

    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)

    Includes:
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    Pledge £52 or more About $66

    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)

    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
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    Pledge £175 or more About $220

    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)

    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)
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    Limited 4 backers
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    Pledge £250 or more About $314

    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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    Pledge £270 or more About $339

    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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    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 $628

    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 $1,255

    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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    Pledge £18 or more About $23

    BYSTANDER Anthology: Early Bird Price*

    FOR 48 HOURS ONLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ENDS 10th May 2019
    ***************************************
    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)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Listed as a supporter of the project on web and in print
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    Reward no longer available 114 backers
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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    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)

    Includes:
    • Our Eternal Thanks!
    • Listed as a supporter of the project on web and in print
    • The Space Between Zines (Set of 3)
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    Pledge £100 or more About $126

    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)

    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)
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    Pledge £120 or more About $151

    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)

    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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    Reward no longer available 5 backers
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    Pledge £150 or more About $189

    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:
    • 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 £150 or more About $189

    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:
    • 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 $339

    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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    Reward no longer available 1 backer
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