You Can Never Go Back...
No Refunds is the second book from Unversed Comics. It's a 224 page, 2 color, softcover comics anthology featuring 9 new artists from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and 5 returning Unversed artists. All of them bringing new stories about how once you make a choice, you can never return to the way things were.
We have spent the past three months creating all the art for the book and the only step left is to get it printed. Once we reach our funding goal we are ready to send the files to the printer!
A lot of the time sequels aren't as good as the original. The ones that fail seem to be the ones that try to directly rehash the original. Often, the ones that stand out are the ones that are able to take important elements of the original and take it in a new direction.
That was our dilemma going into this project: How could we take what made the first Unversed anthology work and then build off that without just doing the exact same thing. What would be the things we could keep and what would be the things we would have to do make new? And that's how we came up with our theme for this year - you can never go back. As much as we might want to have a mulligan, the only real direction in life is forward.
(We recommend this book for mature readers!)
Example images of Comics (Design)
- Grayson Bear
- Justice Geers
- Anke Gladnick
- Wade Gould
- Sarah Hickey
- Savanna Judd
- Skylar Kardon
- Krissy Little
- Julie Pugmire
with returning Unversed Artists:
Pledging $5 dollars will get you a PDF of No Refunds
Pledging $20 will get you a physical and PDF of No Refunds
Pledging $30 dollars will get you both the physical and PDF of No Refunds along with 5 post cards
Pledging $35 dollars will get you both the physical and PDF of No Refunds along with 5 post cards, as well as a special risograph printed edition of Torso, Unversed alum Conor MacBride's brilliant comic about dating apps, expectations, and uncharted social territories. Only 5 copies are available, so act fast on this tier!
Pledging $40 will get you TWO COPIES of No Refunds, a PDF, a hard copy of the previous anthology, Unversed, and 5 postcards and 5 stickers.
Pledging $50 will get you No Refunds, a digital copy of No Refunds, all post cards and stickers and a thank you in the back of the book
Pledging $75 will get an archival 11" x 14" print of the corresponding art below.
Pledging $100 you get the printed book, a PDF, 5 random postcards, 5 random stickers, and a one-of-a-kind hand drawn sketch card from one of the artists in the book.
By pledging $200 you will get the corresponding piece of original art along with both books, 5 post cards, 5 stickers and a thank you in the back of the book
Pledging $1000 dollars let's you pick one of the current Unversed artists and give them a concept of a story based off the theme of 'not being able to go back' and they will create a 2-page comic for you that will print in the back of the book! There's only one of these, so act fast!
You’re helping make a great project happen and that’s awesome! We appreciate your support in joining us in bringing this anthology to life.
Risks and challenges
Since all the work will be finished by the end of the Kickstarter, the only risks will involve printing delaysLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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