So glad you asked!
Tim'rous Beastie is a 260-page, black-and-white comic anthology about small lives in a big, big world. This is a collection by and for those of us who grew up inspired by Redwall, Watership Down, The Plague Dogs, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and other tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order.
Featuring fantasy, urban fantasy, and sci-fi, Tim'rous Beastie aims to explore the potential of stories told from a scale that, while still very human, makes even the mundane aspects of life seem gigantic.
The anthology’s title is Scots for “timid little beast,” and taken from a line in the 1785 Robert Burns poem To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough.
Check out this incredible line-up!
- Kanesha Bryant
- Evan Dahm
- Sam Davies
- Ryan Estrada & Rachel Dukes
- Gavin Falcon, Anna Wieszczyk & Claudia Cangini
- Ash G.
- KC Green
- Abby Howard & Eli Church
- Amanda Lafrenais & C. Spike Trotman
- Aliza Layne & Natalie Riess
- Sloane Leong & Lauren H.
- David McGuire
- Sarah O'Donnell
- Graham Overby
- Ana Sabater
- Jemma Salume
- Will Strode & Lindsey Lea
- Jessi Zabarsky
Iron Circus was the first publisher to include Kickstarter-based bonuses as a part of their projects. In the past, those bonuses were a universal flat rate, equally distributed to all participants. But we're changin' it up!
This pre-order event will determine the bonuses of our authors. That bonus is a $10.00 page rate increase every $10,000 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 Tim'rous Beastie on Kickstarter directly benefits the creators and the work you love!
Tim'rous Beastie's only stretch goal: a cover enhancement at $25,000. We'd love to emboss the text on John Keogh's incredible cover.
Wanna take a peek inside?
All this, and SO MUCH MORE.
Promo video created by Matt Sheridan and C. Spike Trotman. All art by Tim'rous Beastie creative teams.
- "5 Animated Paper Textures" by Ait Media Lab
- "Falling Leaf HD Loop Backgrounds" by max-J
- "Gold Water" by Track Dealer
- "Matte Tear" by dg3duy
- "Moving Through Forest at Night" by Rockford Media
Risks and challenges
This is Iron Circus Comics' THIRTEENTH Kickstarter project. ELEVEN of our previous projects have been fulfilled and completed, while our twelfth is in the process as we speak. Our track record speaks for itself!
There's always the danger of past-due fulfillment, printing disasters, and other small hurdles. But rest assured: this ain't our first rodeo.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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