My name is Guy Thomas, I am a cartoonist and filmmaker from Milwaukee, WI. In February 2015, while studying film and running the comics club at UW-Milwaukee, I attended a lecture called "Your Comics Will Love You Back" by cartoonist Alec Longstreth, creator of the mini-comic series Phase 7. During the lecture, Alec dispelled my long-held belief that comics had to be a certain thing - that they had to fit neatly into some kind of category - and I realized there was nothing holding me back from making my own mini-comics. Over the next two months, I was able to spend time truly studying comics in a way I never had before, and I released the first issue of Spiral King Comics that May. I continued to release new issues semi-regularly for the next two years. Now I have ten comics, over two hundred pages, and I am collecting them into a single book that explores my growth as a cartoonist during that time period.
The book is softcover, 238 pages, with black and white interiors and a color cover. I plan to print 100 copies through Keness, a printer I have worked with before (on the This City Press projects Dire and Bowieknife: Meat). The artwork is complete, and the print files will be ready by the end of this 30 day campaign. Based on the turnaround of Kickstarter funds and Keness's printing timeline, the book should be in backers hands by the end of the year.
The printing cost is about $900, the rest of the funds raised will go towards shipping costs and purchasing an ISBN.
You can find me online at Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and Storenvy. If you would like to add any items from the shop to your rewards package, simply add the item price to your pledge amount and send me a message via Kickstarter.
Thanks so much for checking out the Spiral King Collection Kickstarter! This project has meant so much to me over the last two years, and I hope it can mean something to you too. Have a great day!
Risks and challenges
Printing delays may cause the final turn-around time to be longer than planned.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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