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A 49-page anthology about being human
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 You can find out more here -  theseasanthology.wordpress.com 

Miranda Smart
Miranda Smart

Contents 

Back The Seas to enjoy a unique 49-page, A5 comic by 12 artists from around the world. Using a wide variety of styles and approaches each creator has made a short piece that discusses an individual's identity when we are all but a drop in the seas of humanity. 


We've added 4 bundles to the rewards!

Vacuum Books Bundle including The Seas and a high grade print:

Vacuum Books - Print size 8.5"x10.5" (approx 21.6 cm x 26.7 cm)
High quality paper

Motobus Bundle including The Seas and Thirty-One Moments with Pumpkinhead:

Thirty-One Moments with Pumpkinhead

Dave Crane bundle, including The Seas and Waves

Waves - Dave Crane & Eve Waters

Jaime Nyx bundle, including The Seas and a selection of Jaime's zines and extras

Seagreen zines bundle
All contributors
All contributors

Cheerful anecdotes to stark confessional; fact and fiction; all of it talking about the personal, about relations person-to-person. Every contributor has made great work that, despite being so different, works together to make a great anthology exploring the nature of individuality from many unique and personal aspects. If you ever wondered about how it feels to be another person, you may find the answer in these pages.


Zeno the Cartoonist
Zeno the Cartoonist

As editor, I wanted to make sure that this comic reflected what I enjoy out there in the world. If there’s a singular aesthetic brought to this work, it’s that of my mind’s eye going ‘Whoa, how awesome would it be to put that with this and have it all together!’ I think the whole hangs together like a great album, each piece adding new context to the others before and after. The variety of style, opinions and backgrounds broadening the content, opening the conversation. It’s just like hanging out with a whole bunch of friends, some shooting the breeze, some deep in conversation. All of it just talking about life or love or living.


What you get

The anthology is landscape format, containing 49 A5 (148 x 210 mm/ 5.8 X 8.3 inches) pages of comics, including stories in both colour and black & white. 

You can buy it either as downloadable PDF or physical copy.


The Creators

Ian Miller 

Dave Crane

Gareth Hopkins

Miranda Smart

Mister Zinester

Jaime Nyx

Motobus


Zeno the Cartoonist

Simon Russell

Vacuum Books

Sophie Ell

iestyn


Publishing ethos

The project aims to achieve more than getting this work out to readers. It’s aiming to put money in the pockets of the creators for one. For that reason, we’re keeping it simple here – buy it digital, buy it hard copy and if you want to show more support, buy it and add £5 extra that will go straight to the creators. Everybody receives equal share per page contributed (Oh, how I wish I’d made it 50 pages now, not 49! That’s maths to break my mind!)

Except for printing, all money made will be shared equally as well, so don’t just purchase it, spread the word!

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter so I've made sure that everything that needs doing is done before I ask for money. All art is in and the comic is literally ready to go to the printer. The digital PDF is already finished and ready to send out.

The greatest risk is not getting enough money or getting so many orders I get a terrible cramp in my hand from writing out envelopes!

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    Pledge £2 or more About US$ 3

    Digital PDF copy

    An electronic copy of the anthology all ready to download after the campaign completes.

    For those who just like to read and not own things, those with no space for material things in their life and those in other countries who can't stand the cost of international shipping!

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    Copy of Comic Anthology

    The physical copy - UK and Rest of The world postage option available

    A5 full colour comic with 49 pages of art.

    Get to hold it in your hands, read it comfortably lying down, sitting up in any room or at place of your choosing even when there's no internet.

    You can even collect it and enjoy time putting it with your other prized possessions, figuring out the best order to group it.

    So many options passed the initial read.

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    Digital Comic - Artist Pledge

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    Save the environment (does electricity for computer storage destroy more than deforestation? a worry for the true enquiring mind!!)
    Give £5 extra to be shared out equally between all creators.
    Not just an eco-warrior, you'll be feeding the starving artists of the world. I bet you'll sleep well at night!

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    Comic Anthology and Artist Pledge

    Show you're true generosity!

    Buy the comic
    A5 full colour, with 49 pages of art.

    Give £5 extra to be shared out equally between all creators.
    Feel pride in your patronage of the arts and half-starved creatives.
    This one goes out to the UK, but don't worry, the rest of the world can patronise the artists as well

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    Dave Crane bundle

    The Dave Crane bundle contains a cop of The Seas as well as a copy of his collaborative comic Waves, created with Eve Waters.

    Description
    A collection of poems, art and graphic narratives exploring the impact of two or more forces coming together, and the process of change and transformation within human relationships and nature.

    The pieces in this book started life as part of a collaborative group art exhibition on the theme of "The Alchemical Wedding", in which artists were invited to work in pairs or small groups.

    A4 size 16pp card booklet, full colour

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    Jaime Nyx bundle

    A copy of The Seas, plus a bundle of her zines, offered at a discount on normal costs!

    1x Paper Currency 1
    1x Paper Currency 2
    1x Bujo
    1x What's All This Then?
    1x Cupcake Sticker

    As Jaime is in Australia, her zines will ship separately to The Seas

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    Vacuum Books Bundle

    As well as The Seas anthology, you'll get a beautiful print from Vacuum Books

    Printed on high quality paper, it measures 8.5"x10.5" (approx 21.6 cm by 26.7 cm) - see the update at the top of the story and in the update.

    The print will be posted separetly from the antholoogy.

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    Pledge £19 or more About US$ 25

    Motobus Bundle

    We're glad to be able to offer, not only The Seas, but a copy of Motobus's zine 'Thirty-One Moments with Pumpkin Head' and a match enamel pin. As Motobus is US based, the postage for the US is chepaer this time around!!

    Details are
    Here, compiled, are 31 everyday moments with Pumpkinhead. This collection of one-panel comics were created during the 2018 Inktober drawing challenge. The prompt for each day is noted with a hashtag in the corner!

    32 pages; 5 1/4"x 4" (inches); hand-sewn pamphlet stitch

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    Comic Anthology

    The physical copy - cost includes UK postage
    (see Comic anthology - Rest of the World Post if you're outside the UK)

    A5 full colour comic with 49 pages of art.

    Get to hold it in your hands, read it comfortably lying down, sitting up in any room or at place of your choosing even when there's no internet.

    You can even collect it and enjoy time putting it with your other prized possessions, figuring out the best order to group it.

    So many options passed the initial read.

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- (30 days)