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Blade Runner-inspired artwork from 25 illustrators, collected in a risographed anthology booklet.

UPDATE: NEW CYBERPUNK COMIC SERIES.

New reward tiers are available to receive issues of Nerve Gum, a cyberpunk comic series. Each issue will feature an original story by a new artist. The material will be unrelated to Blade Runner, but will take place in a similar hi-tech dystopian universe. The issues will be 5.5 x 7.5", 16 pages, and risographed in two colors on French Paper.

We're beginning with just a two-issue subscription, but the series will hopefully continue indefinitely. The first two issues will be drawn by James O and A.P. Westcott, shipping in March and April, respectively.
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UPDATE: 2ND EDITION. The support so far has been incredible. Due to the wonderful and unanticipated explosion of backers, the original risograph edition of the zine ($13 reward level) is permanently sold out. However, we're producing an unlimited 2ND EDITION with a few differences. These will be printed digitally, so the images will be sharper, but lack the cool print quality of risography. The paper will be of equal thickness, but it won't be from French Paper Co. The content and everything else stays the same! Thanks so much for your continued support.
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Replicants unite! We're bringing you a fan-made tribute to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Known for its futuristic, dystopian aesthetic, the Blade Runner universe provides the perfect fodder for a collaborative art project. In an off-world mining colony, twenty-five of us illustrators have taken up the challenge, and plan to collect our work in a super high-quality booklet. But we need your help to ensure it reaches Earth.

Monica McClain
Monica McClain
Noah MacMillan
Noah MacMillan
James O
James O
A.P. Westcott
A.P. Westcott
Max Temescu
Max Temescu

The Zine

The zine will be staple-bound, A5 size (5.8 x 8.3"), made of the highest quality paper (sustainably-milled at the incomparable French Paper Co.), and printed in two colors on a risograph printer-duplicator. Risographs are manufactured in Japan and can be thought of (conceptually) as automatic screen printers. They look like photocopiers, but instead of using toner, they force real ink through a stencil - as such, they are beloved among illustrators and comic artists for their vibrant and tactile print quality. Basically, we're shooting for the same quality as an art print you might hang on your wall - except it's an entire book.

Illustrations include new interpretations of favorite scenes, futuristic cityscapes, fake ads, character collages, parodies, and more. The sample images above are digital approximations of how the printed pages will look. Once on paper, the artwork will appear less precise, and assume a more lively, handmade print aesthetic. Slight misregistration and imperfections in the ink ensure no two copies will be the same. The final product will be a piece of beautifully gritty ephemera that would not be out of place on a rain-soaked newsstand in 2019 Los Angeles.
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UPDATE: RISOGRAPH EDITION SOLD OUT. See top^ for info on the 2ND EDITION.
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Other Rewards

  • The digital PDF version of the zine will be scanned from an unbound copy of the printed zine. In lieu of giving you the digital versions of the artwork, you'll get to see the richness of ink on paper.
  • In-process photos will be posted as the zines are printed and hand-assembled.

Smallprint

  • This is, of course, a fan-made labor of love that is not affiliated with anything that would make it "official."
  • For Non-US backers: shipping costs are already included in your pledge, but we cannot be responsible for any additional VAT or import duties levied by your country. Check with your local customs agency for details on estimated costs (shouldn't be much, if anything).


Contributors!

Jenna Stempel, Sam Washburn, James O, Lisa Ito, Max Temescu, Vincent Nappi III, A.P. Westcott, Elizabeth Beier, Susannah Lohr, Quentin Habermas, BRNK, Monica McClain, Chris Hohl, David Brennan, Tony Huynh, Alex Vitti, Noah MacMillan, Esther Hong, Helen Chau, Diana H. Chu 朱凱蒂, Matthew Hunter Ström, Kelsey Eng, C. A. Stavridis, Grace Hong

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Thanks so much for your support!

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Our content is already finished, so if any problems occur, they will be in the production phase. It's possible for things like supply shipments to go awry, but we believe we're well-equipped to make adjustments on the fly - and I'll be sure to communicate any significant hiccups to you ASAP.

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