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!
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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 Marchione . Jon 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.
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.
- 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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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