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320+ pages of autobiographical comics about anxiety by 45 incredible indie cartoonists from around the world!
320+ pages of autobiographical comics about anxiety by 45 incredible indie cartoonists from around the world!
320+ pages of autobiographical comics about anxiety by 45 incredible indie cartoonists from around the world!
660 backers pledged $24,090 to help bring this project to life.

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Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 - The Anthology about Anxiety

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Sweaty Palms is an autobiographical comics anthology about living with anxiety. The book features more than 320 beautiful pages of black and white comics by 45 incredible indie cartoonists from around the world. This anthology is our way of helping to destigmatize mental illness. The book will also feature a list of free mental health resources in the back.

By sharing our experiences, we hope that readers will connect with the stories and know that they aren’t alone.  Visual storytelling gives a face to abstract things, like anxiety, which can be very difficult or painful to convey otherwise. We hope you’ll consider sharing or backing. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!

(SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR PREVIEWS FROM THE BOOK!)

You can learn more about Sweaty Palms on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

Ahmara Smith . Alex Graudins . Alex Nall . Alivia Horsley . Ally Shwed . Amy Scott . AnneMarie Rogers . Barbawk . Brian Prince . Clara Lucie Jetsmark . Danielle Kogan . Diigii Daguna . G.C. Mulcahy . Enrique Guerra . JB Roe . Jen Sandwich . Jenn Woodall . Jon MarchioneJon Mastanuono .  Julieta Colas . Katie Graziano . Kelly Bastow . Kelly Phillips . Kevin Rusty Macaraeg . Lime Robertson . Liz Yerby . Lucie Bryon . Luke Howard . Maria Bee . Meredith Park . Miles Honey . Mushbuh (COVER ARTIST) . November Garcia . Peony Gent . Querelle P. . Rii Abrego . Sam King . Sfé R. Monster . Shan Murphy . Stefani Vlusha . Shelby Criswell . Stephanie Rodriguez . Sloane Kim . Tasha Mukanik . Thomas Turner . Vicky Leta .

A lovely softcover perfect bound book containing over 316 pages of black and white comics, and potentially even more! Featuring a gorgeous cover by Mushbuh. At 6" x 8.5" it will make the perfect addition to your bookshelf. 

Digital mockup
Digital mockup

Chicago-based band Ashby and the Oceanns created an original song for Sweaty Palms Vol. 2! Ash Barker is a transgender femme/nonbinary webcomic artist. They write and draw Fake Gamer Girl Comics! They tend to be draw nerd-centric autobiographical works. Check out the preview below:

4 killer postcards designed by some of our very own contributors! Send them to your pals or keep them on your fridge. (From left to right: Meredith Park, Shelby Criswell, Alivia Horsley, and Peony Gent.)

Each 4" x 6" sticker sheet is made of durable vinyl, so go ahead and stick these little buddies ANYWHERE! Anxiety Monster stickers designed by Enrique Guerra. 

A gorgeous 8" x 10" three color risograph print designed by illustrator and cartoonist Jon Marchione! 

This is one monster we'll gladly carry with us, 1" Anxiety Monster enamel pin designed by Monarobot.

For the art collectors out there! Now you can own an original by contributors Shelby Criswell and Jon Marchione. These pieces are one-of-a-kind specifically and available exclusively through our Kickstarter campaign. 

 (SEE HIGH-RES FILES HERE)

  •  If we raise $22,500... Artists will receive a $50 bonus! Backers of the $25 tier and higher will receive a Kickstarter exclusive 3" vinyl sticker designed by Mady G.!
  • If we raise 23,000... An extra story will be added to the book by Bianca Xunise! Bianca Xunise is known for her work with The Nib, The Washington Post, and HelloGiggles. Not only are her comics amazing, but her knowledge of punk is to be admired.
  • If we raise 28,800...LOCKED! Once we achieve our previous stretch goals, we'll reveal this one. Hint: It's rad and applies to all 15$+ tiers!
Kelly Bastow (Manfried the Man)
Kelly Bastow (Manfried the Man)
Luke Howard (Our Mother, The Big Mystery Case)
Luke Howard (Our Mother, The Big Mystery Case)
Rii Abrego (Steven Universe, Adventure Time)
Rii Abrego (Steven Universe, Adventure Time)
Lucie Byron (Food Baby, Les Enquêtes des Enfants Capables)
Lucie Byron (Food Baby, Les Enquêtes des Enfants Capables)
AnneMarie Rogers (Leaving)
AnneMarie Rogers (Leaving)
November Garcia (Foggy Notions, Malarkey)
November Garcia (Foggy Notions, Malarkey)
Clara Lucie Jetsmark (My Dead Mother)
Clara Lucie Jetsmark (My Dead Mother)
Meredith Park (Cloud By Day, Night Rides, I Used To Knock On Doors)
Meredith Park (Cloud By Day, Night Rides, I Used To Knock On Doors)
Diigii Daguna (Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall)
Diigii Daguna (Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall)
Sloane Kim (BARTKIRA)
Sloane Kim (BARTKIRA)
Sam King (Clarence, DuckTales)
Sam King (Clarence, DuckTales)

Risks and challenges

Shipping is always a challenge, but we've signed for stamps.com to help streamline the fulfillment process! To make international shipping more accessible since USPS discontinued their international flat rate box, we'll be mailing single copies in the Priority Mail International® Large Video Flat Rate priced box meant for large VHS tapes and small books.

The biggest risk involved with this Kickstarter campaign is that if we don't reach our goal, we won't be able to pay our wonderful artists and deliver a physical copy of the book.

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    A delightfully digital reward! A digital copy of SP vol. 2 as well as an original song composed by Ash Barker, exclusive to the Kickstarter.

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    Sweaty High Five

    Two copies of Sweaty Palms Volume 2.

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    Drenched Palms

    These rewards are so great they'll have you sweating up a storm! I heard the forecast is calling for record amounts of perspiration.

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    • Risograph Poster
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    Commission: Lime Robertson

    You truly are a Sweaty Palms pal! Lime Robertson will draw 1-2 characters or OCs of your choosing.

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    • Risograph Poster
    • Anxiety Monster Pin
    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
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    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
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    Commission: Miles Honey

    You truly are a Sweaty Palms pal! Miles Honey will draw a figure/portrait of your choosing. The artist requests you provide reference if possible.

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    • Risograph Poster
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    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
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    Commission: Maria B.

    You truly are a Sweaty Palms pal! Maria B. will draw 1-2 characters or OCs of your choosing.

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    Commission: JB Roe

    You truly are a Sweaty Palms pal! Lime Robertson will draw 1-2 characters or OCs of your choosing. We'll mail you the original as well!

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    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
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    Jon Marchione Original

    Get your sweaty hands on this gorgeous original illustration by Jon Marchione made for our riso poster. The original is graphite on paper.

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    Criswell Original Art: Page 3

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 3 from Shelby Criswell's Sweaty Palms story.

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    Criswell Original Art: Page 4

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    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
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    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
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    Criswell Original Art: Page 5

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 5 from Shelby Criswell's Sweaty Palms story.

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    • Risograph Poster
    • Anxiety Monster Pin
    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
    • Postcard Pack
    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
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    • "Talking with Stranger" by Ashby and the Oceanns MP3
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    Criswell Original Art: Page 6

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 6 from Shelby Criswell's Sweaty Palms story.

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    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
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    Criswell Original Art: Page 7

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    • Anxiety Monster Pin
    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
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    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
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    Park Original Art: Page 1

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 1 from Meredith Park's Sweaty Palms story.

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    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
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    Park Original Art: Page 2

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 2 from Meredith Park's Sweaty Palms story.

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    Park Original Art: Page 3

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 3 from Meredith Park's Sweaty Palms story.

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    • Risograph Poster
    • Anxiety Monster Pin
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    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (digital edition)
    • "Talking with Stranger" by Ashby and the Oceanns MP3
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    Park Original Art: Page 4

    You have the sweatiest of palms. This tier includes page 4 from Meredith Park's Sweaty Palms story.

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    • Meredith Park Original
    • Risograph Poster
    • Anxiety Monster Pin
    • Postcard Pack
    • Anxiety Monster Sticker Sheet
    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (physical copy)
    • Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 (digital edition)
    • "Talking with Stranger" by Ashby and the Oceanns MP3
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Funding period

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