You don’t know what you don’t know...
So what happens when a group of the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s finest cartoonists dive into the unknown? Whether it’s navigating the dating world, learning to be your own person in the shadow of those that have come before you, or the unfolding of a new romance, Unversed is a collection of stories that navigate unfamiliar situations and explore the growth that comes from not knowing.
This Spring is the first time that I’ve offered an Advanced Graphic Novel class. The original idea for the class was to have the students work on longer format, 10-page comics that we would publish into mini-comics or flip books. We’d also cover a lot of professional practices including self-publishing, working with an agent and book publisher, pitches, etc. when I was looking at the roster of the class, I just saw the talent there and said screw it – let’s swing for the fences. Let’s make an anthology. Let's get it funded. Let’s actually learn about professional practice and self-publishing by doing the work. Not just the drawing, but the research and business aspect of what it takes to get a book made and funded and what to do once you have it in your hands.
- Jonathan Hill, our Advanced Comics Instructor
Unversed is a 150 page, 2 color, softcover comics anthology of stories from 11 emerging cartoonists that navigate unfamiliar situations and explore the growth that comes from not knowing. We recommend this book for mature readers!
We have spent the past four 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 file to the printer!
We are a group of cartoonists from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, collaborating and sharing our work here on kickstarter for the first time.
- Mackenzie Baker
- Shayla Charnett
- Hope Dibby
- Unah Denight
- Maria Frantz
- Clive Hawken
- Tandy Kunkle
- Vance Lump
- Conor MacBride
- Seaerra Miller
- Alex Yip
At the $5 level you can get a digital PDF of the book.
If you back our project at the $20 level you will get one printed copy of Unversed and a digital PDF as well!
For $30 you will get the printed book, a PDF, 5 printed postcards of alternate cover designs, and a spot on our Thank You page in the back of the book!
If you want a copy for yourself and a friend you can back us at $35 and get 2 printed books, a PDF, one random postcard and one random sticker from our artists.
To back us a little more, for $50 you get a printed book, the full set of 11 postcards, 11 exclusive stickers, one from each artists, and a Thank You mention in the back of the book!
New reward! For $75 you can get a high-quality 11 by 14 poster of one of these four comic pages - plus all previous rewards!
For $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!
To get an original page of art from the book, back us at the $200 level. You can choose from either Conor Macbride's or Maria Frantz's original pages. The first four all sold out, so we added some more!
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 we have all of our work for the book completed, the only foreseeable challenge we may encounter are possible printer delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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