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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 22 2018 8:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Tracy Queen Volume 1 is the first of seven volumes of what will be, collectively, the biggest, baddest, beautiful-est, most sex-positive, blatantly feminist-est, weirdest, wildest, and hands-down-your-pants coolest graphic novel of its kind. 

What kind is that, you ask? Well... 

V1 introduces readers to our hero, Tracy Queen. She just got dumped by her boyfriend, who discovered that she's part of her grandfather's organized crime syndicate...and didn't take it well. In the middle of a good cry, the mafia heiress finds a stray raccoon breaking into her warehouse of illegally obtained goods. When she discovers that this raccoon can talk, the two become instant friends, and Nikola (that's the raccoon) moves in with the lonely Tracy. 

As time goes by, Nikola introduces the sheltered Tracy to new ideas and dreams, like getting away from  her grandfather's stifling control. And like getting herself off instead of waiting for someone to do it for her. Inspired by the freedom she finds in self-pleasure and disgusted by her grandfather's "business" tactics, Tracy strikes out on her own, leaving her past behind her.

But Tracy drains her bank account on sex toys. Whoops! Without money or prospects, she decides to try webcamming...and discovers that she loves it. Not just the sexy stuff, either! She enjoys educating her viewers about human sexuality, destigmatizing pleasure, and being herself on camera. Soon enough, she's making a tidy living on webcam shows and feeling more empowered than ever before. 

And that's just the beginning of this 7-part series that will explode your assumptions, sidestep your expectations, make you think, force you to laugh, and maybe even expand your erotic horizons. 

Still curious? Check out Tracy's website, her Twitter account, or her Facebook page for more!

Why? Because, frankly, folks, we were so bored by all the unspoken rules about how to "do" feminism right. We were totally over the narratives about the "correct"kind of empowerment. We were fed up to here with the same old cleaned-up, idealized versions of sex-positivity. And, ugh, don't even get us started on all those one-dimensional “strong female characters” that leave us yawning.  

So we made Tracy Queen. 

She’s a feminist. She's a warrior. She’s sex-positive. She’s great with a sword. She’s incredibly intelligent yet hopelessly naive, simultaneously paranoid and idealistic, at once simple and conflicted, visionary and messy, problematic but trying really hard...and unapologetically horny

Tracy upends the narratives we’re used to hearing by being, ultimately, herself. And “herself” is a very unique individual, indeed.

(Okay, and yeah, we get that Nikola might seem a little less unique, given a certain Marvel franchise that's recently made talking raccoons a big deal. But trust us. Nikola is very much his own man. And he doesn't even go to space at all!)

Tracy’s epic story will eventually be told over the course of nearly 300 pages of gorgeous graphic novel deliciousness, starting with V1! But before you get all hot and bothered, it's important to note that, while Tracy's tale is full of sexuality—after all, she is an "adult film" star—the graphic novel is not pornographic in nature. There is some drawn nudity, and a few sexual situations, but this is a story about a person who owns her sexuality. It's not a story about sex itself.

This Kickstarter will fund the production and printing of V1, the first of these 7 issues that will eventually make up the whole graphic novel. V1 will contain 36 pages of Tracy's story, along with as many pages of guest art as we can afford to print! (Hint hint: Stretch goals!) 

This 60-page trade paperback is going to be freaking huge, ridiculously high quality, and packed to the brim with goodies. And it’s just the beginning!

So...What's In It for You?

We've got a whole bunch of delightful goodies for our backers! Choose your favorite character to pick your tier! 

 $5 - The Howie-Blob is Tracy's first cybernetic-cloned creation. He's sweet, timid, and a little un-formed.

  • A digital download of Tracy Queen V1. 
  • Personalized thanks in the book and on the website!

 $15 - The 1st Lieutenant is the commander of Tracy's Generation 1 Drones. A hulking example of Tracy's earliest forays into cybernetics and cloning, he's not much to look at, but he's strong, loyal, and part of the family.

  • Everything listed above, plus...
  • 3 beautiful postcards from Oneshi Press's various projects
  • A printed copy Tracy Queen V1 

 $25 - The 2nd Lieutenant commands the Generation 2 Drones in Tracy's cyborg-clone army. The best and brightest of his kind, he exemplifies Tracy's attempts to make her Drones appear more human.

  • Everything listed above, plus...
  • 4 gorgeous stickers from the worlds of Oneshi Press and Tracy Queen
  • 2 signed 5" x 7" Tracy Queen prints

 $50 - The 3rd Lieutenant, commander of the Generation 3 Drones, is the embodiment of Tracy's ideal cyborg-clone. Though he's mostly human on the inside, he looks, moves, and behaves more like a machine.

  • Everything listed above, plus...
  • 2 signed 8" x 10" Tracy Queen prints
  • Digital downloads of the first 5 issues of the Oneshi Press comics anthologies (which, together, feature all 36 pages of Tracy Queen V1, and dozens of other indie comics from creators all over the world!)

 $75 - The Howie-Bot is the final form of the entity that started out as the "Howie-Blob." Tracy's first cybernetically-enhanced creation, this towering behemoth of a cyborg-clone is kind, shy, and not all the monster he appears to be.

  • Everything listed above, plus...
  • A signed original sketch by Jayel Draco, from the world of Tracy Queen

$150 - Nikola is Tracy's best friend, cameraman, electronics engineer, and the general of her army. He's also a talking, super-intelligent raccoon with a nasty coke habit. He's pretty much the best.

  • Everything listed above, plus...
  • A cameo in an upcoming issue of Tracy Queen 
  • Printed, signed copies of the first 6 issues of the Oneshi Press comics anthologies (which, together, feature all 36 pages of Tracy Queen V1, dozens of other indie comics from creators all over the world, and the first 8 pages of Tracy Queen V2!)

$300 - Tracy Queen is the hero of our graphic novel. She's a trained fighter, a former mafiosa, a biochemist, an indie porn star, a feminist, a warlord, and a complicated mess. And we adore her.

  • Everything listed above, plus...
  • A Queen Bee tote bag and T-shirt
  • An original penciled page from Tracy Queen V1, signed by Jayel Draco
  • A live-streamed Q&A with the creators of Tracy Queen, dedicated entirely to you!

Get Ready for Some Add-Ons!

We're working with BackerKit to get you even more goodies! Add these to your order at checkout: Prints! Stickers! Tote bags! Oneshi Press comics in print or digital! Hand-drawn sketches! Original Penciled Pages! Even cameos in future volumes! 

Where's All this Dough Ending Up?

  •  $6,000 - Production costs (writing, pencils, inks, flats, colors, letters, and cover) for 36 pages of comics and a full-spread cover
  •  $2,000 - Printing the 56-page, saddle-stitched book
  •  $1,200 - Shipping!
  •  $300 - Kickstarter fees

Stretch Goals

If this Kickstarter goes well... like really well... here's what we'd like to do:

  •  $9,750 - Hey, let's add a few more pages of guest art, pin-ups, and goodies! 4 more, to be exact! 
  •  $10,000 - Sweet! Let's print Tracy Queen V1 as a perfect-bound graphic novel, not just a saddle-stitched booklet!
  •  $11,500 - Um, hey. Why not order about 100 special-edition hardcover books, too? 
  •  $13,000 - We can ship copies of Tracy Queen V1 to local comic book shops all over the country with this kind of dough! That would be super cool.

Who's Driving this Thing?

Lynsey G is the writer of Tracy Queen. She's worked as a writer, proofreader, editor, and publisher, amassing years of experience in mainstream trade, online, and indie publishing. Her written work across multiple genres has appeared in Rolling Stone, Glamour, Playboy, Allure, Bitch, Refinery29, BUST, MEL, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. She is the author of the award-winning memoir Watching Porn, which chronicles her decade as an adult entertainment journalist. (That's right—the author of Tracy Queen is actually a porn expert!)  She is the co-founder and editor in chief of Oneshi Press, and a lifelong feminist, sex-positive crusader, and passionate believer in the importance of normalizing and destigmatizing sex and sex work.

Jayel Draco is the illustrator of Tracy Queen. He is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration. For over a decade he has done freelance work as an art director, illustrator, animator, graphic designer, VFX technician, and web designer. His animation work for Wagner's Die Walküre (conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert LePage) was shown at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and his animation work for Marvel's Astonishing X-Men (written by Joss Whedon, illustrated by John Cassaday, and directed by Neal Adams) was projected onto the side of a building in Union Square at MarvelFest. He recently left a salaried position at Neal Adams Continuity Studios as web designer, animator, and VFX technician to co-found Oneshi Press, where he is the designer of the Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology, the co-creator and illustrator for multiple properties in the Children of Gaia fantasy universe, and the illustrator of Tracy Queen and PACK

stevieraedrawn is a digital illustrator and incurable enthusiast of storytelling. She doesn’t see herself enough in stories, so she’s making new ones. She paints because she’s seeking bewitching Lestats and powerful Xenas. When it comes to Oneshi Press, Stevie is invested in the team, their mission, and the positive impact they're bringing to comics. She's thrilled to be able to work with them on one of their cornerstone characters! She’s currently working on her original urban witch IP called Weatherwax Coven, which you can learn about at patreon.com/stevieraedrawn.

Cardinal Raeis a letterer and designer with Fenix Works, Inc. who has worked for DC Comics, Papercutz, and other comics publishers. She has Lettered for Tracy Queen, PACK, Lomack: The Giant Warrior Angel, Anthropocene Twilight, Trenches, and many more. She's also provided beta-reads for Children of Gaia.

Ludwig "Flattsquat" Olimbais a freelance comic book page flatter. He has provided flats for both Tracy Queen and PACK.

Oneshi Press is an independent publishing company based in Missoula, Montana, focused on creating richly illustrated fantasy and sci-fi graphic novels, comics, and art books. Our mission is to explore dark corners, shatter taboos, emphasize progressive ideals, and immerse readers in fully realized worlds. Together with our collaborators and contributors, we make books that give a shit. 

Also featuring guest art from Jason R. Johnson, xcatdarkness, Locust Farms, renamecard, Shayden Grimm, and more! 

Sooner than you think! All 36 pages of Tracy Queen V1 are already inked, flatted, colored, and lettered. Now we’re just waiting for the cover art from stevieraedrawn, art from our awesome guest artists, and the funds to pay for production, printing, shipping, and Patreon’s cut of the booty. (Hah! Booty.) 

Anyway...we expect to be able to deliver all the goodies in early 2019—you won’t have to wait for-freaking-ever while we finish the book, because it’s almost finished! 

Risks and challenges

The writing, art, and lettering for Tracy Queen V1 are already complete, and the cover will be finished by the time this Kickstarter ends. That means that we'll be able to send the graphic novel out to backers as soon as they're printed and we've sourced all the rewards we need!

The main risk we face is in estimating the printing costs themselves. Printing costs for comic books change from day to day and week to week, depending on the changing cost of ink, paper, etc. We have tried our best to estimate the cost of printing 1,000 copies of the comic, but the price could be different by the time we place the order. If the cost goes up, we hope to supplement the Kickstarter earnings with Oneshi Press's Patreon income. This is a risk unto itself, as the Patreon covers our costs of daily operations and helps toward the cost of printing our community-based quarterly anthologies.

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    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
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    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
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    Includes:
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • Signed original sketch by Jayel Draco
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
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    Includes:
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    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • A signed, printed copy of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • Signed original sketch by Jayel Draco
    • Print copies of the first 6 Oneshi Press Anthologies
    • A cameo appearance in an upcoming issue of "Tracy Queen"
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    Tracy Queen is the hero of our graphic novel. She's a trained fighter, a former mafiosa, a biochemist, an indie porn star, a feminist, a warlord, and a complicated mess. And we adore her.

    Includes:
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • A signed, printed copy of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • Signed original sketch by Jayel Draco
    • Print copies of the first 6 Oneshi Press Anthologies
    • A cameo appearance in an upcoming issue of "Tracy Queen"
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    The 1st Lieutenant is the commander of Tracy's Generation 1 Drones. A hulking example of Tracy's earliest forays into cybernetics and cloning, he's not much to look at, but he's strong, loyal, and part of the family.

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    The 2nd Lieutenant commands the Generation 2 Drones in Tracy's cyborg-clone army. The best and brightest of his kind, he exemplifies Tracy's attempts to make her Drones appear more human.

    Includes:
    • 1ST-DAY EXCLUSIVE TRACY QUEEN PRINT!
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
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    The 3rd Lieutenant, commander of the Generation 3 Drones, is the embodiment of Tracy's ideal cyborg-clone. Though he's mostly human on the inside, he looks, moves, and behaves more like a machine.

    Includes:
    • 1ST-DAY EXCLUSIVE TRACY QUEEN PRINT!
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • A signed, printed copy of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • PDF downloads of the first 5 Oneshi Press Anthologies
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    The Howie-Bot is the final form of the entity that started out as the "Howie-Blob." Tracy's first cybernetically-enhanced creation, this towering behemoth of a cyborg-clone is kind, shy, and not all the monster he appears to be.

    Includes:
    • 1ST-DAY EXCLUSIVE TRACY QUEEN PRINT!
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • A signed, printed copy of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • PDF downloads of the first 5 Oneshi Press Anthologies
    • Signed original sketch by Jayel Draco
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    Nikola is Tracy's best friend, cameraman, electronics engineer, and the general of her army. He's also a talking, super-intelligent raccoon with a nasty coke habit. He's pretty much the best

    Includes:
    • 1ST-DAY EXCLUSIVE TRACY QUEEN PRINT!
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • A signed, printed copy of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • PDF downloads of the first 5 Oneshi Press Anthologies
    • Print copies of the first 6 Oneshi Press Anthologies
    • Signed original sketch by Jayel Draco
    • A cameo appearance in an upcoming issue of "Tracy Queen"
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    1ST DAY ONLY - Early-bird Tracy Queen

    Tracy Queen is the hero of our graphic novel. She's a trained fighter, a former mafiosa, a biochemist, an indie porn star, a feminist, a warlord, and a complicated mess. And we adore her.

    Includes:
    • 1ST-DAY EXCLUSIVE TRACY QUEEN PRINT!
    • A digital download of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • A personalized "thank-you" in the book and on the website
    • Oneshi Press postcard prints
    • A signed, printed copy of "Tracy Queen V1"
    • Mini-print (5" x 7") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • High-quality Oneshi Press & Tracy Queen stickers
    • Medium print (8" x 10") from the world of Tracy Queen
    • Signed original sketch by Jayel Draco
    • Print copies of the first 6 Oneshi Press Anthologies
    • A cameo appearance in an upcoming issue of "Tracy Queen"
    • Queen Bee crest tote bag
    • Queen Bee crest T-shirt
    • Original signed, penciled page from "Tracy Queen V1"
    • A live-streamed Q&A with the creators, just for you!
    • PDF downloads of the first 5 Oneshi Press Anthologies
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