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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 20 2019 6:58 PM UTC +00:00.

Myth Retold

Short stories based in mythology with an LGBTQ+ focus.

Myth Retold

Short stories based in mythology with an LGBTQ+ focus.

CA$ 4,278
pledged of CA$ 3,000pledged of CA$ 3,000 goal
115
backers
68hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 20 2019 6:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Myth Retold is a small project I started to shine a spotlight on lesser-known very interesting myth with an LGBTQ+ lens.  A lot of Greek Mythology has vast underlying queer themes that don't often surface or remain unexplored.

The Project

This project will fund the printing of the first Myth Retold short story I have written: IPHIGENIA in an illustrated, perfect bound, risograph* printed book.  The book will be 5 by 7 inches and approximately 75 to 100 pages in length.

*(Risograph printing uses a printer to achieve the look of silkscreen on paper! You can take a look at some of the work done by the printer we're working with here: @Videpress)

Offwhite Paper with black and metallic gold inks. Details of the cover are not final.

IPHIGENIA follows the myth of Iphigenia, the daughter of the mighty Agamemnon, who was sacrificed to the goddess, Artemis, in order to be granted the wind the Achaean army needed to sail to Troy. This retelling focuses on an embellishment of the version in which Iphigenia is rescued by Artemis.  In this story, the two fall in love.

>> You Can Read A Snippet Here <<

(OR in the very first update on this project!)

Here are mock-ups of some of the page layouts!  The story will be fully illustrated alongside this prose.

Along with physical copies of the book: Myth Retold: Iphigenia, backers have a chance to get themselves an array of myth-inspired:

 While this Kickstarter aims to find the first printing of Myth Retold's IPHIGENIA with a queer wlw focus, the stretch goals are designed to add a few more stories into the mix including retellings of the myth of MEDOUSA and ATALANTA with their own LGBTQ+ twist.

Risks and challenges

The risks of this Kickstarter are very minimal as both 'The Myth about Myths: Greek Mythology' and the 'Greek Deity Hard Enamel Pins' are both already produced items and have been checked for quality. Likewise, the printer used to produce Myth Retold is a printer I've worked with before. The only foreseeable challenge is delays in production, all of which will be communicated with backers.

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    Get 3 physical copies of any of the unlocked Myth Retold stories AND 1 physical copy of The Myth about Myths Greek Mythology AND your choice of 7 Greek Deity hard enamel pins.

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