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$190
pledged of $300pledged of $300 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 14 2019 2:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

YOU'RE MAKING ME FEEL
YOU'RE MAKING ME FEEL


The Schmoopening: Love Poems for the Broken and Perverse is a monument to feelings laid out in striking color and fierce language. 

The lineup includes:

All the Mistakes

Heat Death

Epoxy Lips

Pneumatic and the Old

Forced Rhubarb

Hashtag CARBSLUT

YOU'RE MAKING ME FEEL

Ten-Thousandths

Taste Me Like a Secret

Dating Profiles

BANG BANG...

-More TBD depending on funding?...

and the gorgeous pieces of original art that back up each poem, all created by the same artist and in a variety of mediums. 


Okay, it's obnoxious to write like that. It's me. I'm me. I'm autistic. I'm have depression and anxiety and PTSD. I'm transgender and my family doesn't believe in it, or in mental illness. I make this art as therapy. It soaks up all my pain. When I write I can get the thoughts away from me, they stretch like webs of honey trying to cling. When I make art, I can make pigment do magical things with gravity or fireballs. I have a diverse and ultimately useless skillset. 


There was no intent to this. This is the result of an accumulation of about a year's worth of consistent artmaking. I never set out to make anything complex. I just wanted to get some canvases wet. 


This will be a book with a bound edge. My poetry is often regarded as choppy and short although there are some longer pieces in this volume. I tend to be highly emotionally charged when I write and it comes through. 


Almost all of the original pieces of art featured in this are available for sale, as well.

Risks and challenges

I have no idea how this will compare to the LGBT zine, because it may(?) appeal to a broader audience but marketing is always a weakness of mine. As is my depression, realistically.

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    By buying direct on the kickstarter, you save money. Since you contributed, I get to buy more copies of the book, which means I have more inventory to sell and you basically just paid it forward to get two more strangers a copy of this book THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE EXISTED WITHOUT YOU, which is pretty awesome of you. Then I also get income from selling those books, which helps me with my goal of a LGBT artist commune, and dreaming of that helps survive this political hellscape. Good lord, the benefits are compounding. Hey, 8 bucks ain't bad. Did I mention this thing was full color?

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