"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. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 1, 2010.
About this project
"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
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Invite/access to the "A Map in the Dirt" blog!
Pledge $5 or more
PDF version of "A Map in the Dirt"!
All 15 pages in digital glory :)
Pledge $15 or more
Your very own copy of the book! This is what the project is all about :)
Pledge $20 or more
A copy of the book for international donors.
...You'll be helping this book swim over seas! That's mighty impressive!
Pledge $35 or more
A giant coloring poster with crayons AND a copy of my first digital music release "Things That Light Up"!
Pledge $50 or more
Your very own 32 page "Map in the Dirt" sketchbook!
Pledge $75 or more
A drawing by yours truly in your "A Map in the Dirt" sketchbook!
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (11 left of 12)
Ink drawing of you with an animal mask of choice (a la "A Map in the Dirt" style).
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (13 left of 14)
Original page of artwork from "A Map in the Dirt".
...first come, first serve (excluding cover)!
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)
Custom 24x36" poster. I'll draw you, your friends, family, pets, monsters, foods, whatever. I'll fill up the whole space and make it a party!
- (50 days)