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Robin CarniliusBy Robin Carnilius
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Robin CarniliusBy Robin Carnilius
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About

Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice  is a graphic novel series set in a world of LGBTQ anthropomorphized food. The series follows a transgender, genderqueer teen named Peanut (they pronouns), who is an unapologetic social justice warrior. When Peanut is falsely accused of bombing their high school during a protest, they are sentenced to a conservative military-style correctional facility for troubled teens where LGBTQ people and issues don’t exist. While serving time at Camp Cutlery, Peanut must fight for freedom and expose the truth about Camp Cutlery reconditioning  straight conversion therapy program.     

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I need YOUR help!

I’ve been working on Camp Cutlery for the past two years; writing, illustrating, formatting and editing the first novel. Only with your contribution and a successful Kickstarter will Camp Cutlery be brought to life!

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The McTucky Fried High gang

Camp Cutlery is a graphic novel series spin-off of my previous animated web series, McTucky Fried High. Across two seasons spanning twelve episodes, McTucky tackled a variety of subjects I felt were absent in mainstream cartoons: issues such as coming out, gender identity and expression, racial discrimination, and more. Though the series included a range of different characters and perspectives, I felt Peanut’s story was far from over and worthy of further exploration. With Camp Cutlery, I pursue Peanut’s story in a graphic novel medium, working to expand the transmedia universe I first created with McTucky.  You can watch both seasons of McTucky Fried High for free here. 


Rewards

 $10: Recruit

You get a Camp Cutlery bookmark and an 11-page informational brochure about Camp Cutlery (Please note: The brochure is separate from the graphic novel)

$25: Cadet

You get a print copy of Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice, a cool Camp Cutlery bookmark, and the digital informational brochure.


$35: Sergeant

You get a copy of Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice with YOUR name printed in the acknowledgment page, a Camp Cutlery bookmark, and the digital informational brochure.


$50: Lieutenant

One copy of Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice for you and one donated to a Local Nonprofit Ally Organization (IL Safe Schools Alliance, Gerber Hart Library, Affinity), YOUR name printed in the acknowledgements page, a Camp Cutlery dog tag keychain, a Camp Cutlery bookmark, and the Camp Cutlery informational brochure.


$100: Captain

Along with your  very own copy of Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice, two copies will  be donated to a Local Nonprofit Ally Organization (IL Safe Schools Alliance, Gerber Hart Library, Affinity), you get YOUR name printed in the acknowledgment page, two Camp Cutlery dog tag keychain, two a Camp Cutlery bookmark and Camp Cutlery informational brochure. 

$250: General (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

NAME A CHARACTER!
You are in charge and get to name a character who's crucial to the story in Camp Cutlery! Additionally, you get one copy of Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice for yourself and 3 copies donated  to a Local Nonprofit Ally Organization (IL Safe Schools Alliance, Gerber Hart Library, Affinity) in addition to other Camp Cutlery goodies!


Donated Books to Local Nonprofit Ally Organizations

I wholeheartedly embrace people and organizations who strive to make life better for LGBTQ folks and minority communities. Here's a little information about the ally organizations that your donated copies of Camp Cutlery will go to. Click on the logos for their website!


IL Safe Schools Alliance

The mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance) is to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities, through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research.


Affinity

Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women. affinity95.org

Gerber Hart Library 

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives believes that knowledge is the key to dispelling homophobia. A lesbian and gay library, archives, and cultural center, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is dedicated to meeting the information needs of its unique community in a safe atmosphere that promotes research, exploration, and discovery.

About the author + illustrator, Robin Carnilius

I’m a trans genderqueer multimedia storyteller (they & he pronouns) who specializes in stories about social issues facing the LGBTQ community and people of color. I have a background in film, graphic design, and illustration and Camp Cutlery will be my first published book!

Risks and challenges

One risk is that there will be one less story made by and for queer people. The only other risk is that after printing, coming from a film background, I’m heading into the new world of book distribution. I’ve already reached out to a few mentors for assistance, but this is a new territory for me.

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    YOUR name printed in the acknowledgements page, a copy of Camp Cutlery, a bookmark, and the Camp Cutlery informational brochure.

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    One copy of Camp Cutlery for you and one copy of Camp Cutlery donated to a Local Nonprofit Ally Organization (IL Safe Schools Alliance, Gerber Hart Library, Affinity). You also get your name printed in the acknowledgment page, a bookmark, a Camp Cutlery dog tag keychain, and the digital Camp Cutlery brochure!

    ***Free shipping for domestic and reduced shipping for international shipping.***

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    • 1 copy of Camp Cutlery donated to one of our LGBTQ nonprofit ally
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    Along with a copy of Camp Cutlery for yourself, (2) Two copies of Camp Cutlery will donated to a Local Nonprofit Ally Organization (IL Safe Schools Alliance, Gerber Hart Library, Affinity), you also get your name printed in the acknowledgement page, and other Camp Cutlery goodies!

    ***Free shipping for domestic and reduced shipping for international shipping.***

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    • One copy of Camp Cutlery for you
    • 2 copies of Camp Cutlery donated to one of our LGBTQ ally orgs
    • Your name printed in the acknowledgement page
    • A hilarious handwritten letter from a Camp Cutlery cadet
    • A Camp Cutlery bookmark
    • Digital Informational Camp Cutlery Brochure
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    NAME A CHARACTER!

    You are in charge and get to name a character who's crucial to the story in Camp Cutlery! You also get your very own copy of Camp Cutlery, three (3) copies of Camp Cutlery will be donated to a Local Nonprofit Ally Organization (IL Safe Schools Alliance, Gerber Hart Library, Affinity) and other goodies!

    ***Free domestic and international shipping***

    Includes:
    • Name a character!
    • One copy of Camp Cutlery for you
    • 3 copies of Camp Cutlery donated to one of our LGBTQ ally orgs
    • A hilarious handwritten letter from a Camp Cutlery cadet
    • A collectible Camp Cutlery dog tag keychain
    • Digital Informational Camp Cutlery Brochure
    • Your name printed in the acknowledgement page
    • A Camp Cutlery bookmark
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