POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Series is back for a second volume of Young Adult fantasy comics starring queer witches of color! In addition to this 200+ page, black-and-white, softcover anthology, we're also reviving the long-out-of-stock POWER & MAGIC VOLUME 1 with its first ever reprinting.
The witch is a symbol of power for women across the world. She represents defiance, transcendence, healing, feminine monstrosity, and connection with the natural and supernatural worlds. From her wands and flora, to her bonds of kinship, POWER & MAGIC VOLUME 2 explores what gives each witch her power and how she'll choose to use it. Whether you've been longing for the new volume, or just discovering the series for the first time, we can't think of a better way to celebrate the witchiest month of the year than backing POWER & MAGIC and supporting queer witches of color!
POWER & MAGIC VOLUME 2 has been lovingly created by 26 creators of color, all women or woman-aligned and all extraordinary:
Ahmara Smith ☆ Alexis Cooke ☆ Arby Essex ☆ Bex Glendining ☆ Che Grayson & Steenz ☆ Cynthia Yuan Cheng ☆ Dominique Evans ☆ Fanfi & Mafe Balmaceda ☆ Grace Teoh ☆ JesnCin (Jessica Wibowo & Jacinta Wibowo) ☆ Joamette Gil & Rose Bousamra ☆ Juliette GMM López ☆ Kimberly Wang ☆ Lorena Reyes ☆ Myisha Haynes ☆ Nicole Miles ☆ Shivana Sookdeo ☆ Wendy Xu ☆ Yash Kesanakurthy & Annalise Jensen ☆ Yeon Kyung Charlotte Cha & Ciel Bahena ☆ Ashe Samuels (cover).
As always, every single cent of our budget is earmarked for paying our creators a fair page rate and producing the best quality books, rewards, and experience for you -- the backers!
Physical softcovers of POWER & MAGIC Volume 2 and the reprint of POWER & MAGIC VOLUME 1 are the stars of this show, but the magic doesn't stop there. The entire P&M Press catalog is up for grabs, as well as limited-edition and one-of-a-kind rewards created by Alexis Cooke, Hannako Lambert, and our contributors themselves!
With more books to offer than ever before, we've also got more options than ever before! Kickstarter automatically sorts pledge levels by dollar amount, but the graphics below are organized by how many books come with each tier (for folks who find it easier to browse/decide that way). Whichever tier you choose, you can't go wrong!
Watch this space as the campaign progresses! Once we've fulfilled our goal, stretch goals will send additional funds straight into:
- Raising contributor page rates above $106/page,
- Enhancing the production values of both books,
- Two more enamel pins to celebrate each volume of POWER & MAGIC to date,
- Commissioning NEW digital comics from additional women of color cartoonists (exclusive to all backers for one year)!
Let's see how high these witches can fly!
This project wouldn't be possible without the additional support, labor, and wisdom of the following people: all of Kickstarter's incredible employees, Corey Ranson, Jonathan Steiner, Ashley Gallagher, Steven Andrews, Rhiannon Rasmussen, Lucia Retamales, Iñaki Taberna, Icons8 (for the song "Dance of Princess" by Gemy), Covervault, and as always, C. Spike Trotman.
Risks and challenges
The book is about 75% complete, so we're on track to head to the printer before spring! As with all publishing endeavors, the risk of printing/shipping delays is always there. That said, this is our FOURTH Kickstarter campaign in as many years, and all were successfully fulfilled. We got this!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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