GLUT Magazine will be the 8th issue of Philadelphia-based comics anthology SECRET PRISON. This issue will explore the aesthetic of late-80’s/early-90’s “Black & White Glut” comics. These comics were self-published, largely amatuer and filled with raw depictions of violence and sexuality in trash genre settings.
The purpose of this issue however is not to pay tribute to those comics, but to frame the work of contemporary cartoonists through the disposable, lo-fi feel of an oversized black & white pulp magazine. SECRET PRISON 8 features comics in the sci-fi, fantasy, action, crime, horror genres & etc. that explore the subtext of violence, consumerism, sexism and the general degradation of social and political life.
SECRET PRISON started in 2010 as a free art comics tabloid based in Philadelphia. In 2012 SECRET PRISON 7 took the series to a new level with it's tribute to art manga classic GARO. Following SP7, editor Ian Harker went on to launch the Risograph series SACRED PRISM. Now SECRET PRISON returns with it's 8th issue once again in an oversized 10" x 13" format. This issue features five incredible artist.
Check the "Risks and Challenges" section for more details, but most of the budget is going towards the artists, and 100% of any extra funds raised. Support great artists!
All rewards come with a copies of the book starting with the $10 reward for 1 book. The following additions can also be made to your rewards.
$15 - COLD HEAT SPECIAL #10 - William Cardini or BRUISE - Sarah Horrocks
$20 - Add both!
$30 - Get both books + BIRTH CANAL - Thomas Toye & KICKFOOT - Dongery (LIMITED SUPPLY)
UNCUT PRESS SHEETS - SACRED PRISM - 2-Color RISO
So when I was publishing SACRED PRISM there were always a few extra random pages that did not get assembled into books. They make beautiful wall art and they're very limited and not available anywhere else. For $40 you get a copy of the book + one of these beautiful 2-color prints from artists Benjamin Marra, Mare Odomo, Lala Albert or Box Brown. There are only a handful of these and each one has varying availability!
BLADES & LAZERS - SPECIAL EDITION - $60
I wish I had more of these but I literally only have 2! Coolest book ever made, not available anywhere else to my knowledge. If you missed this before here is your last chance.
There will be Retailer only rewards that allow store to buy bundles of 10 & 20 for 50% wholesale. We appreciate the great store our there who have supported SECRET PRISON and SACRED PRISM for years!
Risks and challenges
$3500 seems a little steep for a trashy comics rag but please note that 50% of the budget is for paying our amazing artists. Not only that but rather than your traditional "stretch goal" special edition packaging and brand new bells and whistles being sank into the production costs, 100% of any additional monies raised will go towards the artwork budget divided evenly into the existing page rate. So please give generously if you are a fan of these artists like I am!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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