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A single word is not enough to capture certain feelings. Sensus Obscura aims to define some of these in more than ten unique comics.
A single word is not enough to capture certain feelings. Sensus Obscura aims to define some of these in more than ten unique comics.
65 backers pledged $2,882 to help bring this project to life.

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Sometimes, a single word is not enough to capture what we're feeling. Sure you could use several words, but where's the fun in that? Instead, we challenged comic creators to make comics to better define these moments. Eleven teams came together to create Sensus Obscura: the fourth anthology project from Square City Comics.

Square City Comics is a group of independent artists and writers who meet regularly to discuss our projects, ideas, problems, and more regarding the craft and industry of comics. Since 2010, members have self-published more than 40 books combined including the three previous anthologies, and showcased their work with SCC at shows like SPX, Baltimore Comic Con, and Awesome Con.

 The goal of this campaign is to fund printing of the anthology. We're aiming to order a run of 500 books. Including estimated shipping and KS fees, that means we need $2500.

Anything and everything beyond this goal will go directly into the pockets of our participants as a bonus page rate!  As such, we've created a couple of stretch goals to be revealed during the campaign.

A breakdown of the project expenses based upon production quotes, research, and past experience.
A breakdown of the project expenses based upon production quotes, research, and past experience.

 

And now for the good stuff! Check the chart below for an easy reference of what you'll receive at each level!

 

 A limited number of Ultimate Bundles will be available and includes the following member books: 

  • Blackout - K. S. Brenowitz 
  • Chosen - Emily Gillis 
  • Everyday Imaginings - Kristina Cunningham 
  • Fractured - Anna Sellheim 
  • High Hopes - K. S. Brenowitz 
  • Shadow Play - Emily Gillis 
  • Koralev - Zack Bly **JUST ADDED**

The following creators are offering sketch commissions: 

We've got you covered!  Just add $20 to your pledge to add a shirt to any tier.  We'll confirm your add-on when surveys go out.
We've got you covered! Just add $20 to your pledge to add a shirt to any tier. We'll confirm your add-on when surveys go out.

 

Wondering just who contributed to the anthology? Look no further!

Check out what some of our stories will look like!

Rame by Anna Sellheim
Rame by Anna Sellheim

 

Straßenbahnkumpel by Zack Bly
Straßenbahnkumpel by Zack Bly

 

Toska by Shaswat Mishra
Toska by Shaswat Mishra

 

Hiraeth by Scott Kaptur
Hiraeth by Scott Kaptur

 

Querencia by Kristina Cunningham
Querencia by Kristina Cunningham

Thanks for checking out our campaign and we hope you'll help us bring these fantastic stories to print!

Risks and challenges

Upon launch of this campaign, the book is about 90% complete and just needs to be formatted and sent off to the printer! Risks and delays will be minimal excluding any issues the shipping company itself may have.

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    Digital Only

    A DRM-free PDF of Sensus Obscura

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    The Book

    All of the above plus the printed copy of Sensus Obscura

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    Digital Set

    All of the above, plus PDFs of our past anthologies

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    • PDF of Sensus Obscura
    • Print copy of Sensus Obscura
    • Anthology Digital Bundle (#1-3)
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    Print Set

    All of the above plus print copies of Anthologies 2 and 3 (Anthology 1 not available in print)

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    • PDF of Sensus Obscura
    • Print copy of Sensus Obscura
    • Anthology Digital Bundle (#1-3)
    • Print copy of Anthologies 2 & 3
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    Put a Shirt On

    All of the above plus an official SCC shirt. Unisex sizes. Available in S-3XL.

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    • PDF of Sensus Obscura
    • Print copy of Sensus Obscura
    • Anthology Digital Bundle (#1-3)
    • Print copy of Anthologies 2 & 3
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    Retailer Package

    Want copies for your store? Get 6 copies of Sensus Obscura at wholesale cost!

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    Creator Package

    Here to support someone in particular? Get all of the above plus a custom sketch or book by one of our creators! You will be able to choose which package you want when surveys go out.

    Creators offering this package are:
    K. S. Brenowitz
    Aric Campling
    Kristina Cunningham
    Emily Gillis
    Scott Kaptur

    Includes:
    • PDF of Sensus Obscura
    • Print copy of Sensus Obscura
    • Anthology Digital Bundle (#1-3)
    • Print copy of Anthologies 2 & 3
    • SCC Shirt
    • Commission Sketch
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    SCC Ultimate Package

    **LIMITED QUANTITY** All of the above plus a collection of our member's books. (Does not include retailer tier).

    Includes:
    • PDF of Sensus Obscura
    • Anthology Digital Bundle (#1-3)
    • Print copy of Sensus Obscura
    • Print copy of Anthologies 2 & 3
    • SCC Shirt
    • Commission Sketch
    • SCC Member Books
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