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Toronto's next generation of comic creators are back with 220 pages of full-colour stories inspired by the city we love!
Toronto's next generation of comic creators are back with 220 pages of full-colour stories inspired by the city we love!
Toronto's next generation of comic creators are back with 220 pages of full-colour stories inspired by the city we love!
512 backers pledged CA$ 17,130 to help bring this project to life.

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Toronto Comics: Osgoode As Gold

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In a city of competitive wizard barristas, nervous werewolves and scoundrel Trash Pandas, you'll find some of the best upcoming comic creators! We're back again with 24 fresh comics from local indie veterans and first-time creators. From the strange giants that prowl Kensington at midnight, the vengeful Pacific Mall dance mafia, or the dragon-hunting wannabes working Queen Street, we've got stories inspired by every part of the city we love.

Toronto Comics: Osgoode As Gold is 220 colour pages of all-new comics, brought to you by 50+ local indie veterans and first-time creators. You've helped us fund four previous Kickstarter campaigns, and we're excited to bring you another instalment in our ongoing series!

With a cover by Irma Kniivila (Ms. Marvel, Deadpool) and a foreword from Chip Zdarsky (Jughead, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), this book is a celebration of the talent and diversity of Toronto’s comics community.

This is a standalone anthology, so you don't need to have read any of our previous books to enjoy the stories. Whether you're a long-time fan or a first-time reader, this is a book for you!

Inside you'll find: 

Rewards

Dodge shipping costs with TCAF pickup

We can have your rewards waiting for you at our table if you select the 'TCAF PICKUP - NO SHIPPING!' pledge. Want additional rewards? Just increment the pledge to the level you want, and then let us know in the reward survey.

Prints & Enamel Pin

1.25" soft enamel pin design by Julie Campbell
1.25" soft enamel pin design by Julie Campbell
A set of gorgeous 6"x9" prints!
A set of gorgeous 6"x9" prints!

We have a set of awesome prints volunteered by local Torontonians, including David Namisato, Nick Flook, Little Paper Forest, Casey Parsons, and Ian Wright.

Where your money goes:

We're committed to transparency about how your money will be spent. We've posted the costs for our third book and Yonge At Heart, and we'll do the same with Osgoode As Gold.

Stretch Goals

16k - Cover Upgrade
We’ll add a Raised UV Gloss to the title text on the cover. We experimented with this on Yonge At Heart, and it looks super classy!

17k - Digital Upgrade
ALL backers who’ve pledged $5 and up will receive ALL previous Toronto Comics books as PDFs! That’s Volumes 1-3 and Yonge At Heart.

18k - Bookmarks
ALL physical backers will receive three adorable 2” x 6” bookmarks designed by Tess Enel Reid.

19k - Character Buttons 
ALL physical backers will receive six 1” buttons designed by Megan Kearney! Each of them is a character from Osgoode As Gold.

If we raise more money, we'll set new stretch goals to better pay the creators on the book!

Praise for the Toronto Comics Anthology series:

Press inquiries

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

Custom Commissions and original artwork

You can receive custom art from:

Jon Berg

Katherine Olenic

Andrea Scott

Saffron Aurora

Sam Beck

Xan Grey

Our video was shot by Slater Manzo, and features his track "Downtown Pt. 2 (feat. sarkzm)"

Original Artwork

You can get the painted artwork from Casey Parson's Gooderham & Worts print! This is a 10” x 15" mixed media painting on illustration board.

Keith Grachow has volunteered this unsettling sugar clown, a 9" x12" multimedia painting using watercolour, guache, ink and colour pencils.

Lastly, Michael Tuck has offered up the three original 9"x12" inked pages for his story, "Whose Line." 

Risks and challenges

This is our fifth Kickstarter, and you can find our work in bookstores across Ontario. We've always fulfilled our orders, and we know the process inside and out.

Our artwork is in, our TCAF table is confirmed, and we've got our ducks in order. We've learned from past challenges, and printing Osgoode As Gold should be routine.

Barring accident or injury, the book will be launched on May 12th at TCAF 2018, and the Kickstarter rewards will begin shipping afterwards.

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    DIGITAL COPY

    You'll receive a PDF copy and our eternal gratitude!

    If we hit our first stretch goal, this will include all previous PDFs in the series.

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    PHYSICAL COPY + PDF

    Get yourself 220 pages of gorgeous comics as well as a PDF download!

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    PHYSICAL COPY + PDF ( TCAF PICKUP )

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    BOOK, PDF + PRINTS

    Get yourself a physical copy of the book, plus the complete set of 6" x 9" limited edition prints!

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    BOOK, PDF + ENAMEL PIN

    Get yourself a physical copy of the book and an adorable Enamel Pin!

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    BOOK, PRINTS + ENAMEL PIN

    Get yourself the book, the set of prints, and the adorable Enamel Pin!

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    WATERCOLOUR PORTRAIT by Katherine Olenic

    Get a custom 7.25” x 11” watercolour portrait of yourself, a friend, or your pet! Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

    If you'd like to get the set of prints and Enamel Pin with this pledge, just increase your pledge by $20!

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    ORIGINAL INKED PAGE from Michael Tuck

    Get one of the three 9"x12" original inked pages from Daniel Reynolds & Michael Tuck's "Whose Line!" Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

    If you'd like to get the set of prints and Enamel Pin with this pledge, just increase your pledge by $20!

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    EVERY BOOK EVER

    Get every book in the Toronto Comics series! That's Volumes 1, 2, 3, Yonge at Heart, and Osgoode As Gold in a single mega-shipment. Over 2.5 kg of books and 1,000 pages of comics!

    Includes:
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    • Osgoode As Gold - PDF
    • Volume 1 - Printed Book
    • Volume 2 - Printed Book
    • Volume 3 - Printed Book
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    STRANGE TOURIST by Jon Berg

    Get a 6 x 9 inked portrait of yourself ( or your pet! ) as an inter-dimensional alien tourist. Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

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    ACYRLIC PORTRAIT from Andrea Scott

    Get a portrait in acrylic on 8" x 8" wood panel of yourself, a friend, or a beloved pet! Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

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    ODE TO THE T.O. TOAD from Casey Parsons

    Get the original painted artwork for Casey's Gooderham & Worts print! This is a 10” x 15" mixed media painting on illustration board. Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

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    CNE CLOWN from Keith Grachow

    Get an original painting from Keith Grachow, artist of "My Heart Burns for Thee." This is a 9" x12" multimedia painting using watercolour, guache, ink and colour pencils. Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

    If you'd like to get the set of prints and Enamel Pin with this pledge, just increase your pledge by $20!

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    CAT CAFE by Saffron Aurora

    Get a 6” x 9” Ink and watercolour portrait of your cat ( or dog, or snake, etc. ) beside the beverage of your choice. Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

    If you'd like to get the set of prints and Enamel Pin with this pledge, just increase your pledge by $20!

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    RETAIL WIZARD from Sam Beck

    Get a 6" x 9" B&W inked illustration of yourself or a friend as a 9-5 magician! Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

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    I WANT EVERYTHING

    Get every book in the Toronto Comics series, as well as the limited edition Kickstarter Prints and the Enamel Pin!

    Includes:
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    • Osgoode As Gold - PDF
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    • Volume 1 - Printed Book
    • Volume 2 - Printed Book
    • Volume 3 - Printed Book
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    SUPERHERO by Xan Grey

    Get a 6” x 9” inked portrait of yourself or a friend as a superhero by the talented Xan Grey! Comes packaged with a signed softcover of Osgoode As Gold.

    If you'd like to get the set of prints and Enamel Pin with this pledge, just increase your pledge by $20!

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