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An all-new comics anthology about an Earth where anyone and everyone has access to the stars!
An all-new comics anthology about an Earth where anyone and everyone has access to the stars!
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Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, with absolute precision, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will be instantly—and chaotically—democratized. The entire cosmos is suddenly within reach of all humankind, without organization, authority, or limitation.  

This comics anthology is about what happens next.

The concept for FTL, Y’all! was inspired by a 12-year-old RPG.net thread, which was in turn inspired by the work of Jerry Oltion. "FTL" is an acronym for Faster Than Light, commonly used in science fiction to describe the capabilities of warp drives.

With 25 stories and over 350 pages of comics, FTL, Y'all! is one of Iron Circus Comics' biggest anthologies ever. 

Iron Circus Comics Kickstarter projects are fulfilled by Blackbox, a fulfillment company from the folks behind Cards Against Humanity! That means international shipping costs for this project will be much lower than we've ever been able to offer before, by as much as 70%. Blackbox manages this by shipping individual orders from within other nations, reducing taxes and fees significantly.

Check out our backer levels and see our new low shipping fees for yourselves!

Our projected line-up:

Iron Circus was the first publisher to include Kickstarter-based bonuses as a part of their projects. We're continuing that tradition of rewarding our creators here.

This pre-order event will determine the bonuses of our authors. That bonus is a $5.00 page rate increase every $5,000 the Kickstarter makes over goal. That means the more work an artist has put in, the more they stand to make. This is on top of the page rates they've already earned, and there's no cap on potential pay.

Pre-ordering FTL, Y'all! on Kickstarter directly benefits the creators and the work you love!

FTL, Y'all! has only ONE stretch goal: a cover enhancement at $25,000! 

Embossed cover text? Silver foil? Glitter?? The possibilities are endless!

Wanna try before ya buy? No problem! Below is just a tiny sample of what you can expect to find in Iron Circus Comics' latest anthology!  

"Finders, Keepers" by Ahueonao
"Finders, Keepers" by Ahueonao
"Space to Grow," by NN Chan
"Space to Grow," by NN Chan
"Lia," by Alexxander Dovelin
"Lia," by Alexxander Dovelin
"The Senior Project, " by Maia Kobabe
"The Senior Project, " by Maia Kobabe
"Cabbage Island," by Mulele Jarvis & Cindy Powers
"Cabbage Island," by Mulele Jarvis & Cindy Powers
"Ignition," by Iris Jay & Skolli Rubedo
"Ignition," by Iris Jay & Skolli Rubedo
"Solitary," by David Andry and Paul Schultz
"Solitary," by David Andry and Paul Schultz

 Pretty great, huh? And there's a lot more where this comes from.

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Promo video created by Matt Sheridan and C. Spike Trotman. Art by Ahueonao, Alexxander Dovelin, Blue Delliquanti, CB Webb, Cheez Hayama, David Andry, Evan Dahm, Mulele Jarvis, NN Chan, Sar DuVall, and Skolli Rubedo. Video assets by Armata, bilalmarri, Media_Stock, and persimmonn. Audio assets by HarleyGlitch, HunteR4708, InspectorJ, JacksonMiller0, and polar_bear. All compositing and rendering done in Adobe After Effects.

Risks and challenges

This is Iron Circus Comics' SEVENTEENTH Kickstarter project. Fourteen of our previous projects have been fulfilled and completed, while our fifteenth and sixteenth are in the process of being fulfilled as we speak. Our track record speaks for itself!

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