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This project was successfully funded on July 9, 2014.

The theme 'Where is home' is explored by professional artists in this printed anthology through artwork and comics.

About this project

 

We've just launched! We hope to keep you updated and informed with every exciting development throughout this process. For now, we're just thrilled this launch date is here!

We've been selected as a Staff Pick! Hooray! Additionally, two more rewards are available: a local pick-up reward for Toronto and GTA participants to avoid shipping costs, and a limited early bird reward for reduced book price!

NEW STRETCH GOAL: FOR EVERYONE $1000 RAISED, WE WILL DONATE COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY TO LOCAL LIBRARIES!

 

 "Where is Home?" is a comic anthology project that aimed to bring together artist friends who graduated from Sheridan's BAA Animation program. It then expanded to include many artists with varying backgrounds and talents, from outside of Toronto as well. Coming together to create a work of not only comic storytelling, some of us instead chose static visual illustrative storytelling as well. The theme was chosen by consensus, and the artists set to work on their own unique interpretations.

Over a year later, fifteen artists have prepared this 60 page, full colour anthology to share with you. For most of us, it's our first production in print, but we're no less excited for this than we were, say, when we first saw our animated films on screen! It's a new and exciting venture for us, and now that all of the artwork is completed, we hope you'll help us make that leap from screen to printed page.

Front cover artwork by Mallory Carlson, back cover by Alex Stepanov and Paul Halasa
Front cover artwork by Mallory Carlson, back cover by Alex Stepanov and Paul Halasa

 The anthology will be printed and perfect bound, sized at 6x9 at 60 pages, and including an ISBN for proper inclusion amongst other books in your personal library. It's lightweight, colourful, and full of stories we're sure you'll love drawn by talented people you might not yet have heard of, but won't soon forget!

Our challenge lies in printing costs, and in sharing our work with many people. We are equally appreciative of your financial support as we are with you sharing this project with others who might enjoy our stories about HOME

Our $4000 goal is calculated to offset the following costs: printing fees, shipping costs, reward costs, as well as fees and taxes. Meeting our goal will mean that we can afford to print 250 copies of WHERE IS HOME? as well as send the rewards thanking our supporters. Should we exceed the goal, in addition to expanding our print run size, our artists will receive compensation for their efforts on this project, as rightly they deserve for all their hard work! Since this is our first project of this nature, we do not presume to set our goal higher just to ensure ourselves compensation; this project's first and foremost goal is sharing our HOME with you.

CURRENT STRETCH GOAL: For every $1000 raised, we will donate 2 COPIES of our anthology to a local library!

 Here is just a sampling of artwork from the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology!

 

 

 

 Please note that these are just random pages from our various artists, and they do not appear in this order within the anthology itself.

 Now for the goodies you can choose from! We apologize in advance regarding the sheer number of rewards to pick from, but we hope there's a certain combination that speaks to you best!

 $5: Three assorted 1 inch buttons, and two assorted art postcards by our artists.

 $10: The DRM-free PDF of our anthology!

 $10: Your choice of six (6) one inch buttons by our contributing artists!

 $15: The DRM-free PDF of our anthology, plus all art postcards!

Here is a look at all of our postcards:

 

Please note that the artist names won't be on the printed versions. They are just for identification and credit purposes.
Please note that the artist names won't be on the printed versions. They are just for identification and credit purposes.

 

 $15: The DRM-free PDF of our anthology, plus 3 assorted buttons and two assorted art postcards!

 $32: A paperback copy of our anthology!

 $40: A paperback copy of our anthology, plus 3 assorted buttons and two assorted art postcards! The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 $50 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, and "Grumpy Gnome" original artwork on 9x12 Bristol paper drawn by Kate Carleton. You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

Samples of Kate's artwork:

An example of original Gnome art!
An example of original Gnome art!

 

 

 

$65 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, and a page of ORIGINAL COMIC ARTWORK from the anthology by Nick Hendriks. You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

Pages from Nick's comic
Pages from Nick's comic

 

 $65 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, and a black and white custom SKETCH COMMISSION and an original "WHERE IS HOME?" comic page by Diane Aarts. You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 

 

 

$65 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, a pencil SKETCH COMMISSION, and a 8.5x11 Print of 'Come Home' character sketches by Nicole Gagnon. You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 

 

 

   $70 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology,  and a SKETCH COMMISSION by Arielle Jovellanos! You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 

 

 

$70 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, and a SKETCH COMMISSION in a medium of your choice (pencil, ink, or digital) by Janet Sung! You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

Additional artwork sample by Janet
Additional artwork sample by Janet

 

$75: TWO paperback copies of our anthology, plus 3 assorted buttons and two assorted art postcards! The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 $125 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, and a FULL BODY LADY PIN-UP DRAWING COMMISSION by Alex Stepanov! You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 

  $125 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology, and a FULL BODY INK OR DIGITAL COMMISSION by Paul Halasa! You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 

 

 $120 (LIMITED): A paperback copy of our anthology signed by the Torontonian artists involved in the project. We'll pass your copy around and sign it, maybe even doodle in it for you! You will also receive the assorted postcard and buttons. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 $250: A paperback copy of our anthology, plus an inscribed leather belt pouch (max 20 characters) with pocket sized travel survival tin/first aid kit. Survival tin ships within Canada. First aid kit (minus needle) ships internationally. The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

 $400 (LIMITED): A custom plush character chosen by you and sewn by Vanessa, a softcover copy of our anthology signed by ALL TORONTONIAN ARTISTS, plus buttons and postcards! The DRM-free PDF of our anthology is also yours for download.

More samples of the plushies:

Bombur (The Hobbit) and Abed (Community) plushie samples
Bombur (The Hobbit) and Abed (Community) plushie samples


Bilbo Baggins plushie sample
Bilbo Baggins plushie sample

 

Poseable Weeping Angel plushie sample
Poseable Weeping Angel plushie sample

** Please note that our button and postcard artwork is still being collected from our artists, but we hope to have them on display here very soon for your viewing pleasure. Rest assured by all the other artwork on this page that it'll certainly be fantastic! **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

"Where is Home?" is a completed anthology, with all artwork done and the book compiled and ready to hit the printers. All risks lie in unforeseen delays with our printer, but we have been assured by them that they have run multiple Kickstarter-based projects and know the value of prompt service and quality product.

Vanessa has personally sold work online under her business for years, and judging from the extremely positive feedback on her etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/quietsnooze) of 178 customers rating full 5 stars, you can be assured she will be very attentive to your needs as a backer of this project. All artists involved in this project are professional individuals who work in varied artistic fields where such standards are expected, so when it comes down to any of their individual contributions, you can rest assured they too will show the same professionalism in their work for you.

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  • Yes! You can either increase your pledge by $25 per book (plus $5 shipping if you're outside of Canada) or you can contact me if you want to pledge for multiple copies so I know there's interest in creating a new pledge tier.

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  • You selected
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    9 backers

    TIP JAR -- For those generous souls who just want to support what we're doing! You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page.

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    3 backers

    PINNED AND POSTMARKED -- This reward grants you 3 assorted "WHERE IS HOME?" buttons, as well as 2 postcards featuring artwork from the anthology. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    25 backers

    HOME IS DIGITAL -- You receive a digital, DRM-free PDF copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    1 backer

    HOME IS CUTE AS A BUTTON -- You will receive your choice of 6 of our "WHERE IS HOME?" buttons, drawn by many of our participating artists. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    8 backers

    SEND HOME A POSTCARD -- You will receive all of our "WHERE IS HOME?" postcards, drawn by many of our participating artists. You receive a digital, DRM-free PDF copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    4 backers

    PINNED, POSTED, PDF'D -- You receive a digital, DRM-free PDF copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the previous PINNED AND POSTMARKED reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    10 backers All gone!

    EARLYBIRD HOMEOWNER -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    15 backers

    LOCAL HOMEOWNER -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This tier is for LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY from one of our Toronto artists!

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    0 backers

    LOCAL HOMEOWNER PLUS -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, as well as earlier assorted buttons and postcards reward. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This tier is for LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY from one of our Toronto artists!

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    31 backers

    HOMEOWNER -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    31 backers

    HOMEOWNER PLUS -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, as well as earlier assorted buttons and postcards reward. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    KATE'S GNOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, and "Grumpy Gnome" original artwork on 9x12 Bristol paper drawn by Kate Carleton. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    DIANE'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, a black and white SKETCH COMMISSION, and an ORIGINAL COMIC PAGE by Diane Aarts. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)

    NICK'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, and a page of ORIGINAL ARTWORK from the anthology by Nick Hendriks. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    NICOLE'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, a SKETCH COMMISSION and a 8.5x11 Print of 'Come Home' character sketches by Nicole Gagnon. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    JANET'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, and a sketch commission in a medium of your choice (pencil, ink, or digital) by Janet Sung. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    ARIELLE'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, and a sketch commission by Arielle Jovellanos mailed to you. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    0 backers

    MULTIPLE HOMEOWNER -- You receive TWO paperback copies of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, as well as earlier assorted buttons and postcards reward. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    HOME IS TORONTO -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project signed by the Torontonian artists involved in the project. We'll pass your copy around and sign it, maybe even doodle in it for you!

    You will also be thanked in large print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the previous postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    ALEX'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, and a full body colour lady pin-up commission by Alex Stepanov. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    0 backers Limited (7 left of 7)

    PAUL'S HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project, and a full body ink or digital commission by Paul Halasa. You will also be thanked in print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the assorted postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    NICOLE'S LEATHER HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project signed by Nicole. You will also receive an inscribed leather belt pouch (max 20 characters) with pocket sized travel survival tin/first aid kit. Survival tin ships within Canada. First aid kit (minus needle) ships internationally. You will also be thanked in large print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the previous postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    VANESSA'S PLUSH HOME -- You receive a paperback copy of the "WHERE IS HOME?" anthology project signed by Vanessa. You will also receive a custom made plush toy made by hand by Vanessa Stefaniuk (subject to discussion between pledger and artist)! You will also be thanked in large print on the anthology's SUPPORTER page, and receive the previous postcard and buttons reward. This includes Canadian shipping.

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