The Pride Adventures is an anthology sister comic to the main The Pride series.
Following the adventures of a whole team of LGBTQ+ superheroes, including FabMan, Wolf, Twink, Muscle Mary, Angel and more, the first volume of The Pride and The Pride Adventures was collected in a hardcover collected edition at the end of 2016.
The Pride Adventures #5 will be the first collection of brand new stories with The Pride characters since the first volume, and will bridge the gap between the end of volume one and the start of volume two.
At 24 internal pages, the comic will contain five brand new short adventures of various members of the team, focusing on individual characters and pairings, and a range of situations they face too.
Another element of The Pride Adventures is how each issue is made up by a number of incredible artists, and going forward, one story written by an amazing guest writer - and we have a fabulous one for this issue.
Readers will see in this issue the following adventures:
- Twink and Wolf face a tense hostage situation, and tackle ideas of mental health, with art by Cem Iroz
- Muscle Mary takes a powerful political challenge in a story of female empowerment and strength in a world of men that wants to shut them down, with art by Elizabeth Beals
- The Pride look at the importance of pride events and their place in the modern world, illustrated by Jon Scrivens
- White Trash stands down a far right fascist march in America, brought to life by Rhys Wootton
- And finally, a tale of FabMan's continued dating woes, brought to you by guest writer Sina Grace (Nothing Lasts Forever, Marvel's Iceman) and Jon Cairns
The comic will also feature colour artwork by Ben Wilsonham and letters by Michael Stock, all wrapped in a glorious new cover by Jemma Salume!
Breakdown of Costs
The goal amount covers the cost of production and paying the artists, letterer and colourist, and then the print costs to make a 1000 copy print run. Then there's a sum to cover the postage costs of sending out rewards to backers, which we have estimated based on print run size and costs of shipping internally in the UK and abroad.
A brief, summarised breakdown follows:
- 15% on printing costs for 1000 copies
- 50% on artists costs
- 5% on lettering and design costs
- 5% on enamel pins production
- 25% to cover of postage costs for rewards
Rewards include digital and physical copies of the comic, and options to get the digital or print copies of the Volume One hardcover as well!
There's also going to be options to get some of our pins, like the Bear pin, or the brand new Angel pin, based on the superhero drag queen of the team, as designed by Gavin Mitchell!
There's also the chance to get one of the special limited edition Muscle Mary pins, as designed by Hector Barros. These were part of our successful Make100 campaign earlier in the year, and are limited to just 100 pieces in existence!
There are a number of different options available, so you can choose exactly how much to support and what rewards you'll get for doing so!
And now, you can choose to have your digital copy on ComiXology! ComiXology have kindly reached out and offered to provide codes for those who would like to get their digital copy via the ComiXology app.
About the Creators
Joe Glass is the writer and creator of The Pride. A former contributor to comics news site Bleeding Cool, and he has also written for WhatCulture, NewNowNext and Gay Times Magazine. Joe continues to make The Pride comics, and more in the works, from his home in the South Wales Valleys.
Jon Scrivens is an artist and comics creator based in England, UK who has been involved in a number of comics projects including Little Terrors and more. You can see more of his artwork at his website.
Elizabeth Beals is an illustrator based out of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, who has worked for a diverse number of clients, including comics work with IDW Publishing, including cover work on their recent Star Trek: Discovery- Succession comics. You can see more of Elizabeth's work at her website.
Rhys is an illustrator based in Brighton, UK, who has worked as a poster and merchandise designer for bands, and with galleries around the world. He has also been the artist on independent comic project, Fly Boy. You can see more of his work at his website.
Cem is a comics artist based in Turkey, who has worked primarily on independent projects. Below is a page of Cem's artwork for The Pride Adventures #5. You can see more of Cem's work at his website.
Jon Cairns has been creating comics professionally since 2011. Work includes Alpha Flag and stories in the anthologies Beyond and Poor Wayfaring Strangers and various small press publishers. You can see more of Jon's work at his website.
Sina Grace is the author of successful autobiography comics Self-Obsessed, Not My Bag and Nothing Lasts Forever. Straddling both roles as artist and writer, he's provided art for L'il Depressed Boy and and Burn the Orphanage, as well as being the writer of Iceman over at Marvel Comics. Sina is based in Los Angeles, and loves him some Carrie Bradshaw.
Jemma is an illustrator and comic artist based out of Portland, Oregon, USA. Jemma did a humour comic called Overreact, and you can see more of their wonderful artwork on their tumblr.
Ben is a freelance illustrator based in the UK who specialises in creating sci-fi/fantasy digital artwork and has worked for a number of clients including Boom! Studios and The Pride. You can see more of Ben's work at his website.
Michael has been lettering The Pride from almost the beginning and is a big part of the series design. He's an incredible letterer working on a number of the UK Independent Comic scenes books, and you can see much more of his work at his website.
Thanks for all your support!
Thank you for supporting The Pride to keep going forward, and remember to share the new campaign on social media.
Risks and challenges
Having run a couple of previous campaigns, we've learned from some of the issues that can come with postage, especially to places abroad from our base here in the UK. As such, the postage costs are set in place to make sure that mailed rewards are guaranteed to reach their destination, no matter where in the world they are.
Also, having done previous reward postings, we know what mail types to use to minimise problems with lost rewards.
You may notice that the postage costs make up one of the largest elements of the goal breakdown, but this is to ensure that we do not run out of funds when it comes to posting rewards to the backers, an important element we have learned from previous campaigns.
Finally, experience in making comics for a number of years means we are aware of how easy it is that delays can spring up in production as sometimes life gets in the way. We of course will do our best to minimise this, partly by some of the art actually already being completed now. This means that we should be able to stick to our production timeline, and if we are delayed, it won't be by much.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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