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$35,889
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1,534
backers
66hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 21 2019 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.

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Cover by Nick Robles!
Cover by Nick Robles!

Death is, truly, the one thing we all have in common. But that doesn't make it easy to talk about.

None of us can agree on what happens after the end comes, or about how much we should think about it beforehand, or even what death should mean to the living. But who says there's anything wrong with that? Not us.

This Iron Circus Comics anthology features a line-up of cartoonists, both new and notable, relating their favorite stories, myths, hopes, and suspicions about death, dying, and even The Great Beyond.

Featuring a foreword from the New York Times bestselling author (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death) and founder of death positivism herself, Caitlin Doughty, YouTube's very own Ask a Mortician, YOU DIED upholds the Iron Circus tradition of uniquely intriguing subject matter and artful execution in this frank and honest exploration of what it means to be "death-positive."

We're keeping it simple, because simple is always best with Kickstarters.

 $10 gets backers a DRM-free PDF of YOU DIED: An Anthology of the Afterlife.

 $20 snags a DRM-free PDF and paperback copy of YOU DIED: An Anthology of the Afterlife. 

And JUST 50 BACKERS will get the traditional Iron Circus Comics EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: a DRM-free PDF and paperback copy of YOU DIED: An Anthology of the Afterlife, with FREE DOMESTIC and HALF-PRICE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!

Currently slated to appear in YOU DIED:

 This makes for 24 stories, and over 240 pages of comics.

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 YOU DIED here on Kickstarter directly benefits the creators and the work you love!

YOU DIED has only one stretch goal: a cover enhancement at $25,000!

We would love to add some gloss or foil to Nick Roble's amazing cover art. But beyond that, we're sticking with what we love to do: pad our creators' payouts.

We have an unprecedented line-up of jaw-dropping talent in YOU DIED. Here's just a small taste of what you can expect!


Beyond the Cosmos, by James Maddox & Jeremy Lawson
Beyond the Cosmos, by James Maddox & Jeremy Lawson
Inanna's Descent to the Underworld, by Ahueonao
Inanna's Descent to the Underworld, by Ahueonao
Good Mourning, by Karoline Grønvik
Good Mourning, by Karoline Grønvik
What Eats Us, by Letty Wilson
What Eats Us, by Letty Wilson
Ghost Friend, by Oliver Northwood
Ghost Friend, by Oliver Northwood

Kickstarter graphics by C. Spike Trotman and Matt Sheridan. Cover art by Nick Robles. Interior pages by Casey Gilly, Raina Telgemeier, Ahueonao, Karoline Grønvik, Letty Wilson, AND Olivier Northwood.

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