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$4,758
pledged of 23 000 $pledged of 23 000 $ goal
169
backers
69hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, December 18 2018 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Haunted Cosmos Press is proud to present…

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.
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

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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