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Prairie Comics Festival enters its third year, and we are making a brand new comics anthology to celebrate!
Prairie Comics Festival enters its third year, and we are making a brand new comics anthology to celebrate!
Prairie Comics Festival enters its third year, and we are making a brand new comics anthology to celebrate!
89 backers pledged CA$ 3,149 to help bring this project to life.

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Prairie Comics Festival 2018 make/100

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The Prairie Comics Festival is excited to be part of Kickstarter's Make/100 for the second year in a row!

Our limited edition item is a new anthology of comics by Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta creators, but we've also added additional non-limited items for late-funders who miss out on the book (and don't worry everyone will receive a digital copy of the anthology!)

We are an annual curated festival dedicated to promoting the creators behind comic books, with a focus on artists, writers, and publishers who live in Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. 

Run in collaboration with the Winnipeg Public Library, the festival connects comic book creators and publishers with readers, teachers, academics, and librarians, increasing the breadth of exposure they would otherwise not receive. Though inspired by festivals such as Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, and Small Press Expo, the Prairie Comics Festival is more intimate in scope, to provide opportunities for personal interactions between readers and creators.

In addition to exhibiting the work of creators to the public, the festival also seeks to advance the skills of comic book creators through specialized learning panels taught by other creatives. These panels also foster discussions that highlight comics as a unique form of literature, art, and media. 

This year we are pleased to welcome our first invited guests:

Mariko Tamaki - Mariko Tamaki is the co-creator of Skim and This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki. This One Summer received Eisner and Ignatz Awards as well as Caldecott and Printz Honors. Mariko has also written for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, Hulk and Supergirl. She is currently working on a Lumberjanes prose series for Abrams books with Brooklyn Allen and a novel about losing your virginity, amongst other things. Mariko lives in Oakland.

Valentine de Landro - Valentine De Landro is a Canadian comic book artist, illustrator, and designer. His credits include titles from Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, Valiant, and Dark Horse. He’s known for Marvel Knights: 4 and X-Factor. He is the co-creator of BITCH PLANET with Kelly Sue DeConnick.

ALB - ALB is a Toronto-based illustrator and digital content creator for CBC and Youtube. Through her ever-growing platform, she explores lifestyle, fashion, pop culture, and creates unique meditative sleep aids. She likes cats, pastel 80’s toys, horror comics and mango juice.

Our full guest list below: 

  • Aaron Navrady
  • Chadwick Ginther
  • Courtney Loberg
  • Donovan Yaciuk
  • Eric Dyck
  • Finn Lucullan
  • Gabrielle Ng
  • Jeffrey Kent & Ian Cormack
  • Joshua Barkman
  • Justin Shauf
  • Kathleen Bergen
  • Lupi McGinty
  • Nicholas Burns
  • Rhael McGregor
  • Roberta Swidinsky
  • Ryan Howe
  • TiBert
  • Alice RL
  • Autumn Crossman
  • Hely Schumann
  • Jamie Isfeld
  • Matthew Dyck
  • Nicolette Nuytten
  • Nyco Rudolph
  • Robert Pasternak
  • Ryan Harby
  • Scott A Ford
  • Scott Henderson
  • At Bay Press
  • Bedside Press
  • HighWater Press 

Every funding level will receive a digital copy of the full anthology.

($20 level, limited to 100 copies)

Like last year's zine, this collection showcases short comics by various festival creators. This collection is over 40 pages long and 10 x 7, perfect bound. The physical edition is black and white, and the digital version includes colour.

Creators include: S.M. Beiko (w/Maia Kobabe), Hope Nicholson (w/Scott Chantler), Scott A. Ford, Lupi McGinty, Ian Cormack, Kathleen Bergen, Donovan Yaciuk, Joshua Barkman, Jamie Isfeld, Robert Pasternak, Eric Dyck, Autumn Crossman, and Nyco Rudolph.

 

($5 level)
Receive a postcard to send to friends featuring art from a local Winnipeg artist!

 

($50 level)

The posters for 2018's festival are done by Alice RL and Robert Pasternak! Display your love for the Prairie Comics Festival with one of these 24x36 posters for your home or office.

 

 

 

($30 level)

The next best thing to being at the festival itself! Receive a sampling of mini-comics and zines, and artwork prints from Prairie Comic Festival guests. Artists include: Kathleen Bergen, Hely Schumann, Chadwick Ginther, Finn Lucullan, Jamie Isfeld, Nyco Rudolph, Scott A. Ford, S.M. Beiko, Lupi McGinty, Scott Henderson, Robert Pasternak, Eric Dyck, Aaron Navrady, and TiBert le Voyageur.

And a full digital graphic novel by Ryan Howe, Daisy Blackwood: The Cursed Island.

Every funder will receive at least 5 items that are a mix of comics and prints, selected at random!   

 

($20/$30/$40)

Winnipeg is home to amazing graphic novel publishers. At Bay Press, HighWater Press, Bedside Press, and TiBert the Voyageur are all donating books to the campaign. Artist Nicholas Burns will also be donating ten signed copies of Arctic Comics by Alberta based publisher Renegade Arts & Entertainment

 

Selected artists are also opening their time up to do custom commissions for artists! Artists include:

Rhael McGregor 

Alice RL 

Jeffrey Kent 

Valentine de Landro

Finn Lucullan 

 

We have various sponsorship levels available for individuals and companies wanting to show their support for local creators! Anything over $100 will receive special credit, as reflected in the reward level.

Combined with our other sponsorships and potential grants in process, the funds will be used to cover travel costs for our guests, after production of the rewards for the campaign. The amount needed is flexible, as we have private sponsors willing to increase their donations to cover any gaps. 

 

Prairie Comics Festival is run by an artist collective that includes Hope Nicholson, Alicia Faucher, S.M. Beiko, Nyala Ali, Sara Wilde, and Scott A. Ford in collaboration with the Millennium Library.

Sponsorship for 2018 includes the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Renegade Arts Entertainment, and Bedside Press.

Risks and challenges

Prairie Comics Festival is run by a dedicated group of volunteers skilled at their work and craft. This campaign was previously ran and fulfilled last year and we are confident it will proceed smoothly. If we do encounter any problems, we will be sure to keep in communication with funders of any changes.

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    Postcard

    A postcard mailed to you from the PCF team, featuring artwork from one of our 2018 guests.

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    Prairie Comics Festival Zine

    A collection of short comics by Prairie Comic Festival guests, put together into a new anthology.

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    • Prairie Comics Festival anthology
    • Prairie Comics Festival (PDF)
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    Arctic Comics

    1 signed copy of Arctic Comics by artist/curator Nicholas Burns

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    Publisher Pack - Bedside Press

    Receive copies of books by Winnipeg publisher Bedside Press.

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    • A Minyen Yidn
    • Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Redux
    • Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time
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    Zine and Art Pack

    A sampler of 5 mini-comics, prints, and zines from Prairie Comics Festival Guests

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    TiBert le Voyageur Pack

    Perfect for the classroom!
    - Receive 4 sets of 3 comic books
    - 3 colouring books
    - 1 bilingual teacher's guide
    - 1 poster

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    PCF Poster - Alice RL

    A beautiful full-colour poster by Alice RL, with or without text

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    • 24x36 Alice RL Poster
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    PCF Poster - Robert Pasternak

    A Prairie Comics Festival by Robert Pasternak.

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    Publisher Pack - HighWater Press

    Receive a trio of graphic novels with Indigenous leads by publisher Highwater Press

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    • A Girl Called Echo
    • Three Feathers
    • A Blanket of Butterflies
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    Commission - Rhael McGregor (digital)

    Rhael McGregor will create a custom digital artwork for you

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    Commission - Rhael McGregor

    Rhael McGregor will create a custom watercolour painting for you

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    Alice RL Commisison

    A custom watercolour or digital commission from Alice RL.
    digital (8.5×11)
    traditional watercolour (5ishx9ish) headshots/busts

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    Finn Lucullan

    Digital full body character commission from Finn Lucullan.

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    Aaron Navrady Commission

    5 x 7 Portrait commission from Aaron Navrady

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    Sponsorship

    Sponsorship levels:
    Gold -- $1000.00 - $5000.00 CAD
    Any off-site events run to promote PCF will have your organization’s name before it, IE: “TD Canada Presents In Conversation with….”
    Your organization’s logo on all of our posters distributed throughout Winnipeg
    Your logo on our Sponsor’s page on our website
    Your logo and description within the program
    An 8.5 x 5.5 full page ad in our program
    A mention of thanks throughout promotion.
    Any physical promotional materials your company has (banners, posters) will be displayed on the day of the event at the venue as well as during any ancillary events such as our First Fridays event or any other off-site events.

    Silver -- $700.00 CAD
    Your organization’s logo on our website, posters, and within the program.
    An 8.5 x 5.5 full page ad in our program
    A mention of thanks throughout promotion.
    Any physical promotional materials your company has (banners, posters) will be displayed on the day of the event at the venue.

    Bronze -- $500 --
    your organization’s logo on our website, and within the program.
    A half-page ad in our program.

    Supporter Plus -- $100 - $500--
    your logo on our website, and your name listed in our program.

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    Valentine de Landro Commission

    A custom commision from Bitch Planet artist Valentine de Landro, guest of the 2018 Festival.
    Black and white (ink) commission on 9" x 12" Bristol. One (1) character, full figure.

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Funding period

- (30 days)