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Cover by John Keogh!
Cover by John Keogh!

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 DogsMrs. 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!

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.

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The Tadpole Twins vs. Bureaucracy, by David McGuire
The Tadpole Twins vs. Bureaucracy, by David McGuire

 

The Feasting Star, by Sloane Leong & Lauren Henderson
The Feasting Star, by Sloane Leong & Lauren Henderson

 

The Silk Crown, by Kanesha Bryant
The Silk Crown, by Kanesha Bryant

 

A Pig Being Lowered Into Hell in a Bucket, by KC Green
A Pig Being Lowered Into Hell in a Bucket, by KC Green

 

Lost and Found, by Sam Davies
Lost and Found, by Sam Davies

 

Myths of the Wild Bassets, by Graham Overby
Myths of the Wild Bassets, by Graham Overby

 

Burrows, by Abby Howard & Eli Church
Burrows, by Abby Howard & Eli Church

 

Chimera, by Aliza Layne and Natalie Riess
Chimera, by Aliza Layne and Natalie Riess

 

Rainmaker, by Gavin Falcon, Anna Wieszczyk & Claudia Cangini
Rainmaker, by Gavin Falcon, Anna Wieszczyk & Claudia Cangini

 All this, and SO MUCH MORE.

Promo video created by Matt Sheridan and C. Spike Trotman. All art by Tim'rous Beastie creative teams.

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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.

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