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Cuentos: A Bilingual Latinx+ Illustrated Story Anthology

A bilingual art book showcasing Latinx+ artists' and their interpretation of folklore from Latin America and beyond! (Mexico Creates!)

Cuentos: A Bilingual Latinx+ Illustrated Story Anthology

A bilingual art book showcasing Latinx+ artists' and their interpretation of folklore from Latin America and beyond! (Mexico Creates!)

$2,236
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About

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A Word From the Editor:

Creatively Queer Press was founded to give a voice to LGBTQ+ creators who are largely ignored by the entertainment industry. 

Our bilingual Spanish/English stories are great for students of either language, at any grade level. Cuentos is a fun, imaginative introduction to Latinx+ mythology for writers and artists looking for new sources of inspiration. 

Cuentos embodies the storytelling tradition with a contemporary spin, creating a timeless addition to any book enthusiast’s collection. Our book is meant to be shared with you and those important to you. Cuentos will make a thoughtful and original gift for friends and family interested in fantasy art, myths and legends, groundbreaking indie publications, or supporting LGBTQ+ and BIPOC creative communities.

Every pledge helps us share these stories, these Cuentos, with you. May you enjoy them, learn from them, and pass them down to the next generations. Thank you, gracias, and welcome to our many Cuentos! 

- Andres D. Bravo

The Book / El Libro

Tell me a story, please.

Many children have asked a variation of these words to their guardians, asking for a tale to be told. And our ancestors responded with many stories. From the legends of La Llorona -- the weeping woman who drowned her own children, only to be cursed to wander the earth forever as a ghost -- to the frightening morality fables featuring Satan himself, our lore has always had a tinge of tragedy and terror to them.

Cuentos aims to put these legends front and center for a modern audience. Featuring art from primarily Latinx artists, Cuentos showcases their artistic interpretations of the various monsters and myths found across Latin America, Spain, and the Philippines -- as all of these nations are connected both culturally and historically. Curated by Luis Silva, the founder of Creatively Queer Press, Cuentos is a full-color art and story book that acts as a primer for those unfamiliar with these legends, and as a fresh take for those who are.

Now let us tell you a story, for our people have many.  

Cover by Little Corvus

¿Cuéntame una historia, por favor?

Una innumerable cantidad de niños han hecho esta pregunta a sus guardianes, usando estas mismas palabras o una variación de ellas. Hacen esta pregunta y esperan oír un cuento. Nuestros ancestros han respondido con varios cuentos. Desde la leyenda de La llorona -- la mujer inconsolable que ahogo sus propios hijos solamente para ser maldecida a rondar el mundo para siempre como un fantasma -- hasta los mitos aterradores sobre la moralidad donde aparece el demonio sí mismo, Satanás, nuestra tradición siempre ha llevado un pedacito de tragedia y terror.

Cuentos se enfoca en exhibir estas leyendas para una audiencia moderna. Cuentos presenta arte mayormente de artistas Latinx. Los artistas comparten sus interpretaciones artísticas sobre los varios monstros y mitos existentes a través de Latinoamérica, España, y Filipinas – países que están contactados por ambos la cultura y la historia. Organizado por Luis Silva, el creador de Creatively Queer Press, Cuentos es un libro lleno de arte y colores incluyendo cada historia llenando una sola página que incluso sirve como un gran paso inicial para los extraños a las leyendas.

Ahora, déjenos contarte un cuento, nuestra comunidad sostiene varias.


 Reward Levels / Niveles de Recompensa

$1 - Duendecito - Show us your support with this dollar donation! Los Duendes will appreciate it!

$5 - La Llorona - Get the ebook! (It's DRM free!) La Llorona will weep with sadness should you not choose this option!

$10- El Cucuy - This level gets you the print copy! (And will help you avoid El Cucuy's wrath!)

$15 - Dia de Los Muertos - Wanna really celebrate? This option will get you a print copy and a DRM free ebook!

$20 - Los Ojos - This reward comes with not only a digital and print copy of Cuentos, but with a bonus print pcomic book called Eye of the Beholder by Luis Silva and Andres D. Bravo. (LIMIT 100)

$30 - Mitote - All of the above plus a signed 8"x10" collectable art print of "The Mitote" by Andres D. Bravo

$40 - Sketch - All of the above plus an original watercolor "Thank You!" sketch, created and signed by Andres D. Bravo

$50 - Throne of Xibalba - All of the above PLUS your name (or pseudonym) printed in the "Special Thanks" section of the book for being an outstanding supporter-- we sincerely thank you!

Duendes by Dood

$1 – Duendecito – ¡Demuéstranos tu apoyo con una donación de un dólar! ¡Los duendes te lo agradecerán!

$5 - La llorona - ¡Consigue el libro digital! (Estará libre de gestión de derechos digitales) ¡La llorona llorara en su tristeza si no escoge esta opción!

$10 - El cucuy – ¡Este nivel te consigue una copia física! (¡Incluso te ayudara evitar los espantos de El Cucuy!)

$15 - Día de los muertos - ¿Quieres celebrar en serio? ¡Esta opción te consigue una copia física y un libro digital libre de gestión de derechos digitales!

$20 - Los ojos – ¡Esta recompensa no solamente incluye una copia digital y física de Cuentos, incluso tendrá un cómico bonus llamado Eye of the Beholder! (Ojo del observador)


The Creators / Los Creativos

We are proud to have teamed up with over twenty talented artists and writers who've contributed to this anthology. Here they are, listed below, in alphabetical order.  

Owner of the Light by Natasha Padron

Estamos orgullosos de haber colaborado con veinte artistas y escritores talentosos que han contribuido a esta antología. Aquí están, listados abajo en orden alfabética. 


Funding / Recursos

Our primary goal is simply to get Cuentos in your hands. All artists have been paid in advance, so all we need is enough money to fund a one-thousand book print run from PrintNinja. Below are the specifics of where the Kickstarter money will be allocated. (Shipping fees are not listed, as they will be part of your purchase.) 

Printing Costs -- 80%

Money for Unexpected Fees -- 10%

Kickstarter Fees -- 10%

La Llorona by Andrea Rosales

Nuestra meta de prioridad es simplemente que llegue Cuentos a sus manos. Todos los artistas han sido pagados por adelantado, entonces todo lo que necesitamos es suficiente dinero para financiar una orden de mil libros, imprimidos por PrintNinja. Abajo encontrara los detalles sobre donde el dinero de Kickstarter estará distribuido.

Costo de imprimir -- 80%

Dinero para cargos inesperados -- 10%

Cargos de Kickstarter -- 10%

Risks and challenges

Creatively Queer Press has successfully run a previous Kickstarter and has access to knowledgeable professionals for advice should anything truly unexpected pop up. In addition, the art for this project is mostly finished, so all that's left is some light formatting and the printing process. (And we already have a reliable printer lined up.) Once we get the funding, we'll do everything it takes to get it in your hands!

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Creatively Queer Press ha exitosamente manejado un Kickstarter previamente y tiene acceso a profesionales adecuados para aconsejar si ocurre algo inesperado. Además, el arte para este proyecto está completo, entonces todo lo que falta es revisión ligera y el proceso de imprimir. (Incluso ya tenemos una impresora confiable lista para nosotros.) ¡Cuando recaudemos los fondos necesarios, haremos todo lo posible para que llegue Cuentos a sus manos!

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