TOUCHING A NERVE: A CURLY COLLECTION OF CHURCHY CARTOONS BY JIM.
Hi! My name is Brendan Boughen, a New Zealand based cartoonist, also known as ‘Jim’ (or @cartoonsbyjim on Twitter.)
Those who know my life story know that I grew up as the son of a preacher man (‘pastor’, ‘minister’, ‘priest’ … whatever you want to call that job) and have been drawing cartoons throughout my life, very often with religious themes inspired by my upbringing in the Christian Church.
In 2006, I published my first book, called ‘Gone Astray: A collection of (sac)religious cartoons by Jim’, which chronicled my first 10 years of cartooning on ‘churchy’ topics. Since then, I have had a cartoon panel featured monthly in Touchstone magazine (published by the Methodist Church of New Zealand) – which has touched on wide range of topics relevant to church-going people … as well as those outside church walls who may look in through the windows wondering what the heck is going on inside!
This Kickstarter project is to create a book that will collect together for the first time 120 of these cartoons drawn for Touchstone and other media, that will appropriately be titled TOUCHING A NERVE: A CURLY COLLECTION OF CHURCHY CARTOONS BY JIM.
It’ll be an irreverent, often thought-provoking, and (hopefully!) laugh-inducing collection of cartoons that will touch readers’ nerves (and funny bones) on some big topics – life, God, religion, politics, social justice and spirituality in the modern world.
The book will be about 136 pages in full colour, so I’m aiming to raise at least $3,500 to cover an initial limited print run and am offering a few different reward packs as incentives for you to pledge your support.
Thanks for your consideration of this project, and I look forward to your help in bringing ‘TOUCHING A NERVE’ to life!
Brendan Boughen (Jim.)
Risks and challenges
This book has already been written, and now just needs the funding required for a print run, so I don't see any particular risks or challenges in completing this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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