STRANGE WATERS: a Queer Fantasy Comic Anthology - RELAUNCH!
A queer fantasy comic anthology by queer creators surrounding a single, polarizing theme: water!
Haunted Cosmos Press is proud to present the relaunch for the STRANGE WATERS comic anthology.
STRANGE WATERS is a queer fantasy comic anthology surrounding the theme of water. Water is a polarizing element that unites us all in one way other another. In STRANGE WATERS, you will find stories about daring feats of maritime exploration, overcoming despair, finding love in unexpected places, merfolk, pirates, and much more. The stories featured in STRANGE WATERS are all created by queer creators who identify at varying points of the queer spectrum, creating a book that’s as diverse as the ocean itself.
The artistic pioneers sailing these strange waters are…
- Alexa Cassaro (Cartoonist)
- DarkChibiShadow (DCS) (Cartoonist; Space School, My Master is a Naga, Solanaceae, Monster Anthology 1 & 2)
- Dee Scarborough (Cartoonist)
- GlimmeringAlder (Cartoonist and Editor; Underworld Nightmares)
- J.D. Fuller (Cartoonist)
- Jem Milton (Cartoonist; The Flying Ship)
- Juliette GMM Lopez (Cartoonist; Power & Magic, Wanderlust, Lilies Vol. 3)
- Leanna C. & Aurelia Rhoads (Cartoonist and Writer team)
- Lonnie Garcia (Cartoonist; Recondite Hill, Gender Terror)
- Michelle Gruppetta & Mari Costa (Cartoonist team; Dates 2, Wayward Sisters, Group Chat • Peritale, Purity Anthology, The Other Side Anthology, Oath Anthology, Enough Space For Everyone Else)
- N. Queen (Cartoonist; Vertex, The Pantheon Press, Group Chat)
- Robin Daehling (Cartoonist; Say Something)
- Rowan Fridley (Cartoonist)
- Skylar Kardon (Cartoonist)
- Sunny Ôchumuk & Shaina Lu (Writer and Cartoonist team; Lilies, P&M: Heartwood)
- Vexingly Yours (Cartoonist and editor; Forgotten Roots, What’s Under My Bed?, Power & Magic)
(Book cover by Kelsey Strauss)
Music Credit: "Atlantis" by Purple Planet Music
C. Spike Trotman for paving the way for creator-owned comic anthologies with her fantastic Kickstarter models. Thank you for all you do!
Risks and challenges
The previous Kickstarter did not reach its goal, unfortunately - but that's okay! We've taken the time to regroup and figure out what we needed to do to make sure this project is successful (including not launching during a busy holiday season!)
Some changes are obviously the new goal and a few changes to rewards, but are overall similar to what was previously offered in the last campaign. One thing that definitely has not changed is the amount our creators are getting paid - we are definitely making sure our creators are being paid what was promised and are not sacrificing their pay for the success of the campaign.
This is Haunted Cosmos’s second project and we have experience with shipping large amounts of orders so that rewards may be sent out in a timely manner. With the book's content and physical rewards (stickers, bookplate, postcards) being complete, there will be no delays as far as content is concerned. We are more than prepared to tackle any difficulties that might arise in the process, however.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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