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CA$ 44,016
pledged of CA$ 30,000pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
988
backers
39hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 15 2018 5:14 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Growing up queer can be a very lonely experience. It can be difficult to find other people like you in the real world, and it can be just as difficult to see yourself represented in fictional worlds -- especially when queer stories are often treated as unsuitable for younger readers.

With Shout Out, we invited queer writers and artists from around the world to tell the genre stories that they wish they had grown up with; stories of romance, adventure, and friendship, with young queer heroes at their heart. We want future generations of young queer readers to know that they can be heroes too, and that their stories deserve to be told.

Shout Out is 216 full-colour pages of gorgeous artwork at 6.75" x 10.25", featuring 18 stories starring bold queer teen heroes. With a cover by Naomi Franquiz (Misfit City), Shout Out is a testament to the diversity and strength of the queer comics community. 

An award-winning team

Editor Andrew Wheeler won the Eisner for his work with Comics Alliance, as well as a Joe Shuster for Best Canadian Comics for Kids. Editor Joamette Gil won the Prism Best Anthology Award for P&M Press's POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology

Kieron Gillen has won the GLAAD Outstanding Comic Book, as well as the Kerrang! Award for Best Comic Book for The Wicked + The DivineDerrick Chow was nominated for the Atlantic Journalism Award for Illustration, Dante Luiz was nominated for a Prism Short Form Comics Award, and H. Pueyo earned the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Council Fellowship. 

 The collection includes stories with lead characters who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, non-binary, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, or asexual, and features writers and artists who share those identities.

Our biggest investment is in our creators, followed by high-quality printing on an 80# paper stock. We pride ourselves in how beautiful our books look, and Shout Out will look and feel stunning.

Stretch Goals

 At $35,000, we’ll upgrade the front cover with a raised UV gloss. The title text and Shout icons will have a glossy shine that'll catch the eye.

At $45,000, the creators will receive an additional $10 USD per page.

At $55,000, and every additional 10k after that with no limit, the creators will receive another $10 USD per page each time.

Shout Enamel Pins

Designer Melanie Ujimori created icons to represent the themes of Shout Out. We want to inspire future generations to make sure their voices are heard. Each of the Shouts is available as a 1" Enamel pin.

Bookplate

Illustrated by Little Corvus
Illustrated by Little Corvus

Prints

Created by Amara Sherm, Hien Pham, Kristina Luu, Maia Kobabe, and Pez Moreno.
Created by Amara Sherm, Hien Pham, Kristina Luu, Maia Kobabe, and Pez Moreno.

Commissions

We also have custom commissions available from our talented creators.

For interview requests, samples or press releases, please view our press site at: http://shoutoutanthology.com/press/ , or contact us at info [at] tocomix.com.

Kickstarter video by Lucia Retamales and Iñaki Taberna.

Music by Jumbo_seller_Music

Risks and challenges

This is our sixth Kickstarter, and we've always made good on our promises. The stories are being lettered and going through final edits now.

We will be printing Shout Out overseas, so there is a small chance that outside factors might cause shipping delays. We'll keep you informed if any issues do come up.

We have a proven history of delivering great books to satisfied customers, and Shout Out will be no exception.

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    Every title ever published by TO Comix Press in DRM-free PDF format. That's over 1,400 pages of comics!

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