Dames is a collaborative artzine, gathering 41 artists from all over the world around one theme: lady knights.
Tired of bikini armor and helpless women in second roles, we - FlohGna and Trefle - wanted to create a space for badass warriors and their stories. Considering the quick interest the project gained, we think we weren’t the only ones who needed this!
Inside Dames, you will find 55+ exclusive illustrations, including sketches, processes and all the merch visuals designed for the Kickstarter.
Each artist created an original piece we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do!
The zine is 21x29,7cm (A4, 8,3x11,7inch) with a matte finished hardcover and 72 pages.
Both the front and back covers were lovingly illustrated by Natto, the layout art was created by Robofeather, and the assembling and graphic design was made by graphic designers FlohGna and Trefle.
It is ready to go, and as soon as we have the funds, we will launch the printing process!
Every physical order comes with a 15x15cm (5.9inch) print of our social media main visual, illustrated by FlohGna and reworked slightly for the printing, as well as a 21x29,7cm (A4, 8.3x11,7inch) print with gold foil of the back cover by Natto. They also include a 15x21cm (A5, 5.9x8.3inch) stickers sheet by Prinsomnia.
They will also receive four postcards, with random visuals selected between all the zine illustrations!
All our prints will be printed on matte-finished 350g paper.
Fencer, (Dawn) Duellist, Longswordist, Sword Maiden and Shield Maiden pledges will receive five 15x21cm (A5, 5.9x8.3inch) prints:
- three metallic foil illustrations, by Formyths, Natto and Aadorah
- six illustrations
Featuring art from Fiona Marchbank, Cindy Zhi, Amelia Allore, Nor, Ken J and Caitlin Ono.
Please note these visuals are exclusive to the premium pledges, and won't be postcards!
They will also include a 35mm soft enamel pin designed by Foxflight Studio.
And a 15x21cm (A5, 5.9x8.3inch) print with its assorted stickers sheet by Yudi Chen, as well as two 10cm (3,9inch) vinyl stickers by Willow and Robofeather.
Limited editions rewards! - SOLD OUT
Longswordist, Sword Maiden and Shield Maiden will receive a 21x29,7cm (A4, 8.3x11.7in) limited edition risograph, printed in three colors on Munken paper. They will be signed by the artist, Clémence Gouy.
Please note this visual is a risograph exclusive and won't be a postcard!
There are two different pledges with 14,8x21cm original artwork (A5, 5.8x8.3in).
For each pledge, we will contact backers in chronological order (from first backer to last) asking for their preferred illustration details.
There are two categories:
- one with inked illustrations, with gold or silver accents. Artists include Amagoia Agirre, Eren and FlohGna.
- and the other with a black inked diptych with gold accents and watercolors illustrations. Artists include Prince Arsonist, VickyPandora and Trefle.
The zine will be printed only once. After the Kickstarter, zine artists might sell a few copies on their online shop, but it won’t get printed again.
Once the taxes and fees, rewards printing and shipping, as well as artists copies + shipping are paid, the benefits will be split among the artists.
If you want to support us,
Simply choose your reward and enter the total amount you wish to give to our project. Please note that Kickstarter only charges at the end of the campaign and you can change your pledge at any time during it!
Shipping fees are 12€ for everyone, no matter where we’re sending the order.
It does not include tracking, except for the pledges Longswordist, Sword Maiden and Shield Maiden.
If you wish to have insurance and tracking, you need to add 20€ to the amount you wish to pledge. In case your order goes missing or arrives damaged, we will send you a new one. If you don't get the insurance and tracking option, we won’t be held responsible for a lost or damaged order.
Orders will be sent from France, so they might take a while depending on your country. We will notify you once your order has been shipped.
All orders will be sent in cardboard envelopes. The book will be wrapped in a plastic sachet for further protection.
The zine, merch, and digital files are ready to go, and as soon as we receive the Kickstarter funds, we will launch the printing and production process!
Digital rewards will be sent in September 2019. We estimate the first physical orders to be shipped in August 2019. Depending on the number of orders, it might take longer, but we’re planning to be finished by November 2019.
We will update you regularly!
Risks and challenges
We’re confident about the project, but if we don’t fund the Kickstarter, we’re planning on releasing it later on as an A5 zine with a soft cover and less goodies through pre-orders. Dames will exist, even if it’s smaller!
We’re not safe from production or shipping problems, so if there are any delays, we will warn and update you.
We need your support to make this book come to life and we hope everyone will be as enthusiastic as they were when we first announced it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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