"A Map in the Dirt" is a 15 page short comic by Jess Smart Smiley about a group of animals running from a common threat and the tragedy that follows.
HOW / WHAT
With your support, "A Map in the Dirt" will become a collectible book! I'll be printing 500 copies of the 15-page story (plus extra images and information) at 6x9" with a perfect binding. Books will be available online and at various arts and comic book festivals, conventions and receptions.
In return for your help, I'll be offering:
-insight to the story and process via blog
-a PDF version of the story
-a giant coloring poster
Money will be used for printing/binding/shipping costs.
REVIEWS OF "A MAP IN THE DIRT":
"Pretty sharp! Interesting structure, clear effective art, unique take on life..."
Scott McCloud. THE Scott McCloud.
Hope Larson, Eisner Award winning author/artist of Mercury and Chiggers
"Wow! Haunting and beautiful..."
-Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home (Best Book of 2006)
"...beautiful---great art, especially of the animals. Neat layouts and typography, too."
-Eleanor Davis, artist/author of Stinky (Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book)
"...super tight...entangled emotionally...illustrated in a really organic style a la Colleen Frakes or Susie Cagle, which is engaging visually and appropriate for the setting/story."
-Rachel Dukes, artist and owner of Poseur Ink
- (50 days)