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$10,317
pledged of $19,500pledged of $19,500 goal
327
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 14 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

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.

Previews of Lonnie Garcia and Leanna C. & Aurelia Rhoads's comics.
Previews of Lonnie Garcia and Leanna C. & Aurelia Rhoads's comics.

The artistic pioneers sailing these strange waters are…

(Book cover by Kelsey Strauss)

Preview of Rowan Fridley and Skylar Kardon's comics.
Preview of Rowan Fridley and Skylar Kardon's comics.
The book: Softcover, 160~ pages, available as DRM-free PDF.
The book: Softcover, 160~ pages, available as DRM-free PDF.
Bookplate by Skylar Kardon!
Bookplate by Skylar Kardon!
Three postcards by JD Fuller, DCS, and Dee Scarborough!
Three postcards by JD Fuller, DCS, and Dee Scarborough!
Sticker sheet by Vexingly Yours and Glimmering Alder.
Sticker sheet by Vexingly Yours and Glimmering Alder.
Color commissions by the editors, Vexingly Yours and GlimmeringAlder!
Color commissions by the editors, Vexingly Yours and GlimmeringAlder!

Additional Credits

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.

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Funding period

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