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The 3rd collected volume of Oh Joy Sex Toy. A free sex education & toy review webcomic by Erika Moen, Matt Nolan & many Guest Artists.
The 3rd collected volume of Oh Joy Sex Toy. A free sex education & toy review webcomic by Erika Moen, Matt Nolan & many Guest Artists.
The 3rd collected volume of Oh Joy Sex Toy. A free sex education & toy review webcomic by Erika Moen, Matt Nolan & many Guest Artists.
1,367 backers pledged $65,125 to help bring this project to life.

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 “A great and hilarious resource - some of the best sex ed out there!” - Dan Savage

"There may not be a book in print simultaneously this honest, this educational, and THIS HILARIOUS." - Amanda Palmer

“Erika Moen is fucking amazing and Oh Joy Sex Toy will change your life for the better.” PhD Emily Nagoski

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Welcome to our Kickstarter!

Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan's Oh Joy Sex Toy is a free weekly sex education webcomic! It covers everything sex related from, sexuality and the sex industry, to toys, workshops, birth control and much more. With the aid of guest contributors giving us us many perspectives as possible, we strive to be relevant to a wide variety of genders, body types, and sexualities.

A Third Volume!

Each year we've Kickstarted a collected book of our comics and this will be our third one! So far it's sitting pretty at about 320 pages and will be a 10" x 7" soft cover and full color book, with french flaps and some sweet thick paper stock. It'll have real heft, but will be an easy pick-up-and-read book, really playful and fun content in a high quality container! We're aiming to make the sort of thing you can leave around and jump into on any page, but also put on your bookshelf and feel proud of. Check out our previous Kickstarted volume!

We're crazy happy with this last year's worth of comics and we're expecting this to be our best book yet. We can't wait to get it in your hands!

Why Kickstarter?

Gosh, why NOT Kickstarter? We love all the support you guys have already shown us on this amazing fundraising platform. The last few years of Kickstarters (check out V1 and V2!) have helped fund our comic, print our books, kept us working, and we want to do it again!

As with every year, we need your help and fundraising to print the book.

This year we will be working with Limerence Press, the new erotic and sex education comic imprint from our pals at Oni Press! They are going to print our Kickstarter books and help us reduce costs, and at the same time, print different copies just for comic retailers and bookstores--an avenue we've never had much luck with by ourselves!

Even with Limerence Press taking care of the bookshops, we still need your help to pay for and make our own exclusive, limited-edition copies (with a unique cover just for our backers). These are the books we sell to you directly, online, at conventions and book signings. These are the books we'll pay for out of pocket. These are the books that'll get us paid and keep us making more great comics for you!

By backing us here, you're ensuring we get this book MADE and that you'll be the first people out there to get a hold of the book, limited edition cover and all.

Gimmie a sneak peek!

These Kickstarted books are going to be unique and different from the ones that will show up in book stores, and we're ALMOST done designing it. Check out these sneak peek photoshop mock-ups!

Mockup!
Mockup!
Our Kickstarter exclusive cover spread out!
Our Kickstarter exclusive cover spread out!

Kickstarter Rewards!

We're keeping it simple: by supporting us at any level, you’ll be helping us take our comic from the web and turn it all into an awesome sex education book worthy of your bookshelf. Here's what you can expect for your support:

$2 - Volume 3 Exclusive Wallpaper for your devices! It'll be a neat porn-y background! Totes-innapropes, just the way we know you like it.

$10 - Pick ONE PDF. Choose from V1, V2 or V3 and get both the PDF & Wallpaper.

$18 - Pick TWO PDFs. Choose two from V1, V2 or V3 and get both the PDFs & Wallpaper.

$25 - ALL THREE PDFs. Get V1, V2 and V3 PDFs & Wallpaper.

$30 - ONE PHYSICAL BOOK! Choose from V1, V2 or V3. Get both the Physical book, PDF & Wallpaper.

$40 - SIGNED Copy of VOLUME 3. Get both the Physical book, book plate, PDF & Wallpaper.

$50 - DOODLED Copy of VOLUME 3. Get both the Physical book, book plate, PDF & Wallpaper.

$60 - Pick TWO PHYSICAL BOOKS!. Choose two from V1, V2 or V3 and get both the PDFs & Wallpaper.

$90 - Pick THREE PHYSICAL BOOKS!. Choose three from V1, V2 or V3 and get both the PDFs & Wallpaper.

$100 - UNIQUE Drawing Copy of VOLUME 3. Get both the Physical book, book plate, PDF & Wallpaper.

$250 - DOODLED Copy of VOLUME 3. Get both the Physical book, book plate, PDF & Wallpaper. AND ‘Be a Masturbateer for a Day’. You provide clothed photos and agree to be drawn into a future OJST strip as one of the Masturbateers.

(By pledging at the ‘Be a Masturbateer for a Day’ tier, you’re consenting to let us use your likeness in a future sex-related comic. You may be depicted nude and having sex. You have been warned!)

Just like last year, since we’re expecting a fair few orders we’ll be using Make That Thing for our fulfillment again. Shipping will be done by their capable hands. All those prices above don't contain the required shipping costs, that's something you'll add on when pledging.

Goals

We only have a few small personal goals this year.

Secretly, we want to reach $30,000, it's our go-to golden number where everything sort of balances out and we no longer have to spend out of pocket for these books.

Secondly we really want to spot gloss this year's cover. So if things go awesome, it's something we'll be adding on.

Finally, if at all possible, we want to send more than a few complimentary books to our guest artists. Ideally we would send them each a box's worth, but those costs really do add up! So we're holding that one out for when the KS is really blazing.

Guest Comics

Almost a full THIRD of the book is dedicated to our paid guest artists. Each of them brings a different unique voice to the Volume, it's what makes OJST what it is. We are so super proud to show case their work!

If the Kickstarter succeeds we'll be giving our guests free copies of the books and the ability to buy them at cost to sell on their own. If it SUPER succeeds, I'll be sending them out a box of books each.

Check each of them out below!

Our Thanks!

If you've managed to read your way all the way to the bottom: good job!

Thank you so much for looking at and backing our Kickstarter, guys. It honestly means the world to us. We're going to make you the best book we've ever made with your financial support.

I want to know who these two whippersnappers are.

We're Matthew and Erika. We run OJST, it is our full time job! Together we write and edit every comic. Erika is responsible for all the drawing while Matthew colors them and handles all the business, website, and Kickstarter parts of their business. Erika is a 17 year comics veteran in Portland, OR. Her work has been published by Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Villard, BOOM! Studios, Penny Arcade and Scholastic, among many others.

Some thanks to a few people for helping make this Kickstarter possible.

Anne Maloney for a wonderful video.

Allyson Haller for her book design work.

Make That Thing for their fullfillment service.

ProleteR for allowing us to use their awesome music video!

photoshop mockup of the Kickstarter exclusive cover!
photoshop mockup of the Kickstarter exclusive cover!

What people are saying about Oh Joy Sex Toy

“Our parents had The Joy of Sex, we have the next generation of totally balls-out (and vulva-out!) candidness in Oh Joy Sex Toy!! Oh Joy Sex Toy is sui generis…there may not be a book in print simultaneously this honest, this educational, and THIS HILARIOUS. Even if you don’t masturbate, the pages of this book will probably change your mind. Free at last, free at last, god almighty we are free from whack-off shame at last!!! From page one you must ask yourself: did I just really read that? YES YOU DID. Liberating, liberating, LIBERATING!!!” Amanda Palmer

“A great and hilarious resource - some of the best sex ed out there!” Dan Savage

“Erika Moen is fucking amazing and Oh Joy Sex Toy will change your life for the better.” PhD Emily Nagoski

"It is written and drawn with such gosh-darn sweet enthusiasm by Erika Moen (with the occasional guest-shot from husband Matthew, who provides a dude’s perspective) that even if your tastes are tamer than Moen’s, I think you’ll find it a perfectly wonderful read." Cory Doctorow

"Erika Moen’s Oh Joy Sex Toy is a revolution in laughter and a hardcore exploration of the orgasm. It’s a refreshingly frank comic strip about vaginas, sex toys and human sexuality." Rich Goldstein

“They make sex ed so freakishly entertaining, I don’t even care I’m learning something.” Sex Nerd Sandra

“The information is so good and thorough and the reviews are charming and honest. It really is the best thing since the Hitachi Magic Wand!” Searah, Early To Bed

I think this Oh Joy Sex Toy thing that Erika Moen is doing is really awesome. Stoya

"Imaginative, grounded in research, non-judgmental and entertaining. Highly recommended." Dale Cooper

“Erika's comics are such a joy to read” Lucy Knisley

“I hope everyone, everywhere, is lucky enough to find Oh Joy Sex Toy... and laugh while learning something new” Jiz Lee

“They have raised the bar on sex education with fun comics, nerdy jokes, and tons of radical inclusivity” Sinclair Sexsmith

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Finalist for the following Awards:

  • 2016 Oregon Book Award: Graphic Literature and Readers' Choice
  • 2015 Autostraddle: Webcomic, Episodic
  • 2013 and 2014 Slate's Cartoonist Studio Award
  • #1 rated Sex Blogger 2014, 2015, 2016 on Kinkly.com

Risks and challenges

We're pretty confident this year. With two successfully funded and fulfilled Kickstarters under our belts, we're aiming for a hat-trick. We'll be working with Oni this year, using their pipeline. And this will come with its own challenges. So we're expecting things might take a bit more time to get done right, thats how it goes when you're involving a 2nd company. But we're confident in our ability as well as Oni's track record. At the same time we try to pad all our numbers by about 20%: we always want to make sure there's plenty of room for failures.

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