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About

Showcasing student art and elevating unheard voices.

Charcoal Magazine celebrates young artists of color and explores the intersections of identity and art.

Our story

Charcoal began with the desire to create and participate in a space that promotes and connects student artists of color in a predominantly white industry. The magazine officially began in the summer of 2017 when four students from different schools and backgrounds decided to meet and build the publication from scratch, making it the first of its kind on campus.

Introspection, Cover Story from Issue 01: Mirrors
Introspection, Cover Story from Issue 01: Mirrors

Now, through student submissions and the help of our supporters, we've published our first issue, Mirrors, which features 100 pages of curated and original content.

The publication itself consists of student-submitted artwork (written narratives, illustration, photography, etc.) plus content our team has created, like essays and photo shoots. 

Introspection, Cover Story from Issue 01: Mirrors
Introspection, Cover Story from Issue 01: Mirrors

Each issue centers around a theme, our first theme being “mirrors,” intending to generate content that reflects the artists and their experiences in some way. We sought a semi-biographical approach for Mirrors to introduce ourselves and our contributors to the community, as our contributors represent Charcoal as much as our team does.

Cover, from Issue 01: Mirrors
Cover, from Issue 01: Mirrors

Issue 02: Sweet

Often, the discourse surrounding people of color and their experiences turns negative, especially under the current global climate.  For our second issue we chose to ask: What makes you happy? What makes you smile? What makes you laugh? What makes life sweet?

Sweet begins as student submissions roll in, and we can't wait to see the interpretations, expressions, and personal responses.

Why Kickstarter?

Institutional funding is scarce, but through our first issue we've seen the quality of art and the diverse voices that demand to be shared. We are dedicated to promoting these voices, and with your help we can continue to do so, building a community of support and understanding along the way.

Rewards

We're so grateful for any and all support contributed towards our goal—here's what you'll receive in return.

Logotype stickers

A5 Mini Art Print(s)

A3 Poster

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Risks and challenges

Thank you for your interest in Charcoal's second issue. As with all productions on Kickstarter, there are certain risks and challenges to be addressed should you decide to contribute to our project.

Charcoal is entirely student-run and relies on the contributions of student artists. As with any production process, small delays can happen; we are committed to producing Sweet and maintaining current updates throughout the process.

Each issue is unique in its content and length, and showcases a semester's worth of work. We look forward to sharing it with you!

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    Charcoal Sticker

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    A5 Mini Art Print

    One of three possible A5 (5.8x8.3") prints featuring artworks from our first issue, Mirrors, + our logotype sticker!

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    Charcoal 02: Sweet E-book

    A digital copy of the issue + all of the above!

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    Charcoal 02: Sweet Print Issue

    Your very own hard copy, two A5 mini art prints + all that other good stuff!

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    Mirrors Cover Poster

    Our A3 (11.7x16.5") cover poster + all of the above.

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    Listed Sponsor!

    Everything listed above, listed sponsorship in Sweet, and our undying gratitude!

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