About this project
Monsters of the Deep is an illustrated anthology zine about the creatures that lurk beneath the waves.
Consisting of illustrations and comics from over 60 artists, Monsters of the Deep is a zine exploring the creatures that keep us from going in the water. We've turned to Kickstarter to help fund the printing and shipping of the book because we want to be able to share all the amazing artwork we've received for the zine. The interior of the zine is B&W and divided by real and fictional creatures. The cover is triple folded and hand screen-printed.
$20 - TWO physical copies of the zine!!
$30 - The physical copy of the zine and a high quality 8 x 10" print of an illustration from the zine signed by the artist!
Alex Innocenti, Janet Sung, Joe Lillington, Nicole Pickering, Kelsi Ponton, Nechama Frier, Louis Wood, Michael Clayton, Cameron Reigle, Matt Rockefeller, Galactic Black, Katie Salvi, Katie Elle, Sadia Ahmed, Kirsty Hambrick, Lucie Ebrey, Jabari Weathers, Ian Moore, Kathleen Brenowitz, Samantha Neukrich, Rine Karr, Shannon Elam, Louis Decrevel, Sergio Chaves, Jean-Luc Gallic, Rachel Suggs, Hana Castanedo, Jon Marchione, Jean-Luc Gallic, Connor Cowgill, Meagan Ciongoli, Erin Lux, Jonas Laugs, Max Temescu, Jillian Fleck, Nathalie Roland
$6 - A downloadable copy of the PDF zine!
$12 - A copy of the actual zine!
$16 - A copy of the actual zine and a set of 4 screen printed postcards based on some of the creatures from the zine!
$22 - A copy of the actual zine and the postcard set and 3 screen printed, glow-in-the-dark Monsters of the Deep canvas patches!
$40 - A copy of the actual zine, both the postcard and patch sets, AND two limited edition, hand screen-printed posters by Jean-Luc Gallic, and Jon Marchione, two of the founders of Nessie Press!
Here is a list of all the artists who contributed work to the zine and a small collection of pieces you can expect to see within!
Alex Innocenti, Chris Chang, Janet Sung, Joe Lillington, Jeremiah Langner, Briana Aleman, Nicole Pickering, Kelsi Ponton, Nechama Frier, Louis Wood, Michael Clayton, Cameron Reigle, Matt Rockefeller, Lord Lobster, Leonard Peng, Emily Gillis, Sara Kipin, Galactic Black, Tom Kilian, Evyn Fong, Prayke, Kennedy Schuck, Connor Heckert, Katie Salvi, Jillian Fleck, Katie Elle, Jabari Weathers, Sadia Ahmed, Kirsty Hambrick, Lucie Ebrey, David Brown, Grace Macfarlane
Chris Clancy, Ian Moore, Kathleen Brenowitz, Samantha Neukrich, Rine Karr, Cj Reynolds, Erin Lux, John Williams, Shannon Elam, Louis Decrevel, Jonas Laugs, Daniel Shaffer,Sergio Chaves, Bekky Shin, Jean-Luc Gallic, Yamnaa Haq, Onyi Anakor, Adrian James, Nathalie Roland, Alessandra Waste, Deanna Deley, Meagan Ciongoli, Rachel Suggs, Jon Marchione, Max Temescu, Hana Castanedo, Kate Macdonald, Jillian Judkins
Monsters of the Deep is the first publication from the Baltimore based independent press, Nessie Press. Founded in 2014 by 4 MICA students, Nessie Press looks to foster a love for independent publishing and small run mini-comics and zines. Follow us on tumblr for more updates on the Monsters of the Deep zine and future projects: nessiepress.tumblr.com !
Risks and challenges
As this is our first publication as an independent press, there are some things we haven't had experience with yet. We have chosen a printer for the interior of the book and are going to be screen-printing the cover of the zine ourselves. Each of the members of Nessie Press have experience with screen-printing and independently self-publishing comics and zines. The only aspects of the project not completed are the actual printing of the zine, the printing of the posters, and the shipping of the rewards, which will all happen once the project is funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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