This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 1 2018 8:11 AM UTC +00:00.
Stand in Your Power is a collection of auto bio comic strips that comic-creator extraordinaire Rachael Smith made after going through a breakup and attempting to get on with her new, single life. The comics deal with loneliness, figuring out who you are, moving on, dating, friendship, depression, love, and many other super-relatable things.
Stand in Your Power is a follow up to Rachael's critically-acclaimed book Wired up Wrong. You don't need to have read Wired Up Wrong to enjoy this book, although there IS a reward on this page where you can pick up both ;)
Before we go any further I should probably mention we have TOTALLY MADE THE FUNDING GOAL AFTER 4 DAYS and are already onto STRETCHGOALS! I've come up with TWO of them and here they are:
£8000! If we reach £8000 then each physical copy of the book will have a spot varnish cover and french flaps!
£9500! If we reach £9500 then each physical reward will come with a 5-piece postcard set featuring the most popular pages from Wired Up Wrong!
I'll be adding more stretchgoals if it looks like we're going to meet these ones :)
PRAISE FOR WIRED UP WRONG:
"This is a beautiful, funny, revealing comic about living with depression from the always wonderful Rachael Smith." -Chris Addison, actor/director/writer
"My daughter and myself very much enjoying the work of Rachael. Brilliantly observed and illustrated stories of everyday triumphs, failures and insecurities for all the (teenage and beyond) family!" - Adam Buxton, comedian, writer, and actor.
“I'm a huge fan of Rachael Smith and I particularly love Wired Up Wrong...I heartily recommend you pick this up because I'm going to and so should everyone in the world.” -Paul Cornell, writer (Doctor Who)
"An accessible exploration of mental health issues that may be Rachael's most important work to date." -Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
“I couldn't put this down...Brave, heart-warming, touching, and educational...fantastic work.” -Jimmy Aquino, Comic News Insider
"Powerful, honest, heartbreaking, uplifting." - Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
STAND IN YOUR POWER INFO:
- 140 full colour pages
- Soft cover
- 140mm x 140mm
- All BRAND NEW material
SOME EXAMPLE PAGES FROM STAND IN YOUR POWER:
As well as numerous self-published comics such as I Am Fire, The Way We Write, and Flimsy's Guide to Modern Living, Rachael has four critically acclaimed graphic novels already under her belt: House Party (2014, Great Beast Comics), The Rabbit (2015, Avery Hill Publishing), Artificial Flowers (2016, Avery Hill Publishing), and Wired Up Wrong (self published, 2017). She has been nominated for two British Comic Awards: Emerging Talent in 2014, and Best Book (for The Rabbit) in 2015. Rachael also writes and draws the humour strips for the Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor comic series published by Titan Comics and is a regular contributor to Empathize This, a website which gives marginalised people a voice through comics.
PRAISE FOR RACHAEL SMITH:
"Such is the depth of Rachael Smith's character-led storytelling that you stop being a passive observer and immediately become an active participant instead." - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
"Bloody brilliant storytelling, bloody brilliant comics...I honestly dare you not to be impressed." - Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
"With a balance of clean line, sharp wit and expressive cartooning, Rachael Smith is shaping up to be a major talent in British comics." - Steven Walsh, GOSH! Comics
Here's all the bang you can get for your buck!
The book is still being written and drawn at the time of writing, but an estimated shipping time is April 2019. There will of course be an update to all backers as soon as we can be more specific.
Risks and challenges
I'm very well experienced with self-publishing comics and graphic novels, and also with crowd-funding, so I'm expecting a pretty smooth ride here for all involved. This ain't my first rodeo B)
If any problems do arise, in the workload, printing, courier services etc. I will be perfectly honest and transparent about it. You guys will be informed all the way.
-RachaelLearn about accountability on Kickstarter