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:
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
Where your money goes:
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:
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:
Our video was shot by Slater Manzo, and features his track "Downtown Pt. 2 (feat. sarkzm)"
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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