Weekend Warrior Comics is a new digital and print magazine specializing in superhero comics. We're raising funds to print our pilot issue for the series, a 36-page installment featuring 5 comics stories, one prose story, and an exclusive interview with cartoonist Michel Fiffe!
Our magazine exists as a space for a diverse range of creators of different races, artistic sensibilities, genders, experiences, and sexualities to explore the superhero genre. It's not always easy taking part in the genre when it seems to belong to an industry that is either forgetful of or downright hostile towards your existence! We're here to offer a space for creators to tell their stories in the genre, whatever those may be.
Fortunately for our prospective backers, Weekend Warrior Comics #1 is complete thanks to the hard work of our crackerjack creative teams and dynamic designer! We're ready to send our files to print the moment we receive the funds to do so, making this Kickstarter one that is prepared to focus on fulfillment once the campaign has ended.
We believe in the book that we've put together, but don't just take our word for it when we say it's great:
- "You are gonna want to keep an eye on this one, friendos." - Ted Brandt (Crowded, Princeless)
- "Superheroes don't belong to companies, the concept of them belongs to the world, and with Weekend Warrior, we get a bit more movement on proving it. A smart, fun, collection of comics sprawls across the pages here, showing what superheroes can be, in new ways. This is a glimpse into what the future can be." - Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole)
- "It’s great to see a superhero anthology that manages to capture the hope, thoughtfulness, and spirit of adventure that Weekend Warrior Comics stuffs in each of its stories. The teams here have all accepted the responsibility of challenging the status quo, and delivered comics that celebrate the medium with a sense of optimism that both refreshes and inspires. I can’t wait to be surprised by more issues in the future." - JK Schmidt (ComicBook.com)
- "This book gives me warm fuzzies. It reminds me of the times I'd get together with my weird friends after school and make comic strips. Unfettered, optimistic." - Emmett Helen (My Riot!)
- Our lead story is the titular Weekend Warrior by Anne Marcano and Mark O. Stack with Danny Djeljosevic. It follows Jamie, a young non-binary office worker who toils away at their day job so they can save up to travel to an alien world where they're a superhero!
- Blue Moon Brawl by Colt Hoskins and Rachel Stevens, a snappy story about a triad of queer women who take their superheroics to the moon to battle the neo-Nazis who tried to indoctrinate one of them!
- Kind of Blue, a prose story by Christopher M. Jones (Written in the Bones) in which a father reflects on the choice that led to his daughter leaving home to join a super-team.
- Off-Duty by Beth Barnett (Hallo Spaceboy) examines the events that affect a superhero when they're out of costume.
- Stop Time with Me by Ten Van Winkle (VERTOSCOPE Anthology) and Francesca Lyn (Flower Girls) with John S. Troutman tell the story of a couple struggling to find time for themselves as one partner's superhero career takes over their life.
- Chase Magnett (ComicBook.com) interviews Michel Fiffe (Copra, Bloodstrike: Brutalists) about working within the superhero genre and on material that has a long legacy.
- And finally, we have Knife Girl by Julia Cartales, the comedic tale of a young master of disguise who runs into unexpected trouble after burning down the set for the latest Law & Order spin-off.
To find out even more about our magazine and see full-page previews, please read the feature/interview published over at Women Write About Comics.
As detailed previously, our book is already complete and we're raising funds for printing. So that leaves our costs at printing, packaging materials, and shipping which you can see broken down here:
We've already worked to find the right publisher for the magazine and have worked with them to create a test printing to confirm that this magazine will be as gorgeous as promised:
Any additional funds raised past our goal will be evaluated and divided between our creative teams, so tell a friend or two!
With your support, we'll find out if there's an audience for continuing our brand of independent, creator-owned superhero comics that prize diversity on and off the page!
Risks and challenges
Our risks are minimal as production of the issue has already been completed. However, printing and shipping aren't always the smoothest process, so there may be delays involving that which we will endeavor to keep you updated on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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