Books are HERE!
As a thanks for helping us to reach our initial goal, everyone will be receiving an exclusive pack of 41 avatars for use on social media (or wherever you'd like). We also have a few more surprises in store if we reach the $2500 and $5000 marks:
What's the IF Anthology?
The IF Anthology was created by me, Peter Simeti (founder/publisher of Alterna Comics), and features a new theme every year. The book received rave reviews when it debuted last year with the theme of science fiction. This year's theme is super powers and features some flat-out amazing, spectacular, uncanny, and even incredible stories from almost 100 creators.
Here's a great review by KAPOW! for the 2015 anthology:
I see that the book is available for pre-order on Amazon and at comic shops when I use code SEP161228, so why should I pre-order on Kickstarter?
While the successful kickstarter for 2015's book also secured the print run funds for 2016 (super powers) and 2017's (crime) books, we didn't foresee that so many people that missed out on the 2015 campaign would want to see another campaign for the 2016 book.
So here we are again this year, offering copies of 2016's book signed and sketched in by me (I'm happy to say that I've actually got 2 of my own stories in this year's book, lettering credits on 4 stories, and cover credit as well), art reward options from so many of the talented artists in this year's book, a signed & sketched in copy of the 2015 book (for new readers that might have missed out), and a few more surprises that'll be unveiled as the campaign progresses.
The funds raised will help go towards shipping books to the 100 creators involved (especially international creators as shipping is sky high once you start going past the 4 pound range). If we reach our stretch goals, we'll be able to greatly increase our advertising budget and truly get these creators the attention they deserve!
If you'd like to pre-order the book at your local comic shop or on the website of your choice, by all means please do so. We're just trying to provide another means to get the book to people that want to support directly or people that would like to get things like original art, commissions, or signed/sketched in books.
What creators are involved on this year's book?
There are nearly 100 creators involved on this year's book (a huge increase from the 36 of 2015's book):
Jason Inman - Ashley Victoria Robinson - Nick Robles - Taylor Esposito - Pat Shand - Manuel Preitano - Jim Campbell - Darrin O’Toole - Barry Keegan - Dee Cunniffe - Peter Simeti - Michael Oppenheimer - Lee Brandrick - Vicki Tierney - Glenn Matchett - Luke Marrone - Wes Locher - Tim Shinn - Julian Dominguez - Esther P. Gil-Munilla - Toben Racicot - Chris Sides - Jim Lavery - Ken Reynolds - Andrez Bergen - Chris Wahl - Jason Snyder - Reinaldo Lay - Justin Birch - Jason Guelker - Kelly Williams - Graeham Jarvis - Paul Axel - Chris Brown - Nikki Sherman - Alexandar “Jay” McAllister - Brendan Kiefer - Mike Loniewski - Dan Lauer - E.T. Dollman - Tito W. James - Djibril Morissette-Phan - Adam Wollet - Josh Spiller - Bolt-01 - Mastajwood - JWNT - Nicolas Izambard - Dkaotic - Jayson Kretzer - Jason Godwin - Mark Boss - Paul Bradford - William Allan Reyes - Erik Korsgaard - Chas! Pangburn - Agus Calcagno - Mariano Laclaustra - Kerrie Smith - Hannah Deacon - Shaun Polakow - Chris Winters - Kenn Minter - Clarence Pruitt - Nathan Lee James - Tyler Chin-Tanner - Allen Watson - Eric Gladstone - Luigi Criscuolo - Jayson Stoll - Brian McCranie - Weston Design Studio - Andrew Guilde - Hugo Boylan - Eoin Marron - Triona Farrell - Chris Callahan - Edwin Lopez - Robert Matuluko - Alexandar Altman - Gianmarco Veronesi Cristian Docolomansky - Derek Adnams - Garry Price - Brandon Bullock - Lea J. Zimmt - Anna Wieszczyk - Jamie Me - Austin Janowsky - Cayce Moyer - Tyler Wentland - Dawn Wentland - Mark Gilchrist
I'd like to get an art reward. Is the artist compensated?
Absolutely! The artists receive the full amount of the contribution after shipping & packaging costs and Kickstarter processing fees. Art rewards do count towards the Kickstarter goal but we pass all of those funds over to the artists when the time comes.
The book sounds great, can we see some art?
How's this for you! These are the actual title pages to ALL 40 stories:
If you're not able to contribute monetarily but would like to support in some way, please share our project on your favorite social media outlet, thank you!
Risks and challenges
There are absolutely no risks here as this book is currently printing as you read this. Rewards will ship out in late October and you'll more than likely receive your book before it even hits shelves.
I've had a string of successful Kickstarter campaigns and I've helped guide over 10 other projects towards success as well. Rest easy!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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