Frequent Cloudscape contributor Sfe Monster has launched the Kickstarter for Beyond 2: Queer Post-Apocalypse & Urban Fantasy, the second installment in the award-winning series of queer SF comic anthologies edited by Sfe Monster and Taneka Stotts. The Kickstarter not only features Beyond and Beyond 2, but numerous other high-quality goodies. So stop by the Beyond 2 Kickstarter page and do your part to support this great graphic novel.
Cloudscape has a new Kickstarter! As part of our continued efforts to publish single-creator works, we are happy to announce that we will be publishing two new books this year: one by Jason Turner and one by Sean Karemaker. We’re Kickstarting them both at the same time, so you can either back just your favourite, or get both great graphic novels at once and save on some shipping costs.
Feast of Fields is a black and white short graphic novel by Sean Karemaker chronicling the hardships of his mother’s early years in a Denmark orphanage, where against insurmountable odds she cared for her mentally ill mother and her three young brothers. Featuring Sean Karemaker’s signature form of storytelling, Feast of Fields explores the idea of comics without panels, weaving a continuous flow of art from one page to the next, telling the story through precisely placed text and images that evoke emotions where words cannot.
Fir Valley is a full-colour mystery-thriller graphic novel with supernatural elements. Set in a small town nestled in a valley, surrounded by BC’s iconic northwestern mountains and forests, Jason Turner’s newest book takes full advantage of his ability to weave David Lynchian oddity into the everyday. The result is a story where the ordinary and the surreal blend seamlessly together. Jason Turner is best known for his graphic novel series True Loves, written with Manien Bothma, and we’ve all been looking forward to his next project.
Check out the Field and Valley Kickstarter for more information and sample pages from these books.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed romance anthology series FRESH ROMANCE is returning for volume 2! Their list of exciting creators includes Sally Jane Thompson (The Ruby Equation), Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure), Sarah Winifred Searles (Ruined), Irene Koh (Legend of Korra), Suzana Harcum & Owen White (Tripping Over You), and Julia Hutchinson; all of whom are creating FRESH stories about interracial and LGBTQ relationships. To learn more and support this compelling anthology, visit the Fresh Romance Volume 2 Kickstarter page.
Toronto Comics’ latest self-published anthology of Toronto-based comics is currently in the throws of its Kickstarter. If you’re interested in supporting quality indie graphic novels from other parts of Canada, we strongly suggest you take a look at Toronto Comics: Yonge at Heart.
Over the past three years, the fiction magazine Pulp Literature has published a dozen issues packed full of genre-busting short stories, comics, poetry, novellas, and novel excerpts. Their comics have included the works of such Cloudscape members as Bevan Thomas, Kris Sayer, and Eric Johnson. Now their company is branching into novels, the high fantasy Allaigna’s Song: Overture by J. M. Landels and the mystery Stella Ryman and the Fairmont Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou. The Kickstarter they’re using to raise the funds to publish the two books has a lot of great stuff available. In addition to the two novels themselves, there is also a subscription to Pulp Literature magazine, a writer’s journal, art prints, and more! If you are interested in supporting Vancouver-based genre fiction, then check out the Pulp Literature: Something Novel Kickstarter. It ends December 1, so check it out as soon as possible.
The multiple award-winning Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection is back with a brand new volume of North American indigenous artists telling indigenous stories, currently in the middle of its Kickstarter fundraiser. This volume “centers around present-day indigenous spirituality and tradition. You will see what life and wonders exist now on this Earth, the spirit world, alternate dimensions and more through this gorgeous collection of original indigenous comic/graphic novel stories.”
The artists include:
- Artist Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf, G.I. Joe, Transformers)
- Artist Stephen Gladue (Cree Dancer)
- Authors Sean & Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (Lesson of the Wolf, Ajjitt)
- Artist David Mack (Kabuki, Fight Club, Daredevil)
- Author Elizabeth LaPensee (Copper Heart, The Observing)
- Artist Haiwei Hou (Two Brothers, Ochek)
- Illustrator Fred Pashe (SpiritWolf)
- Artist menton3 (The Memory Collectors, X-Files, Silent Hill: Past Life)
- Author Richard Van Camp (Tlicho Naowo, Three Feathers)
- Artist Scott B. Henderson (Blanket of Butterflies, The Chronicles of Era)
- Author Deborah L. Delaronde (Emma’s Gift, Metis Spirits)
- Artist Alexandria Neonakis (Sweetest Kulu, Uncharted4)
- Artist Ryan Huna Smith (Tribal Force)
- Artist Steve Keewatin Sanderson (Darkness Calls, Journey of the Healer)
- Artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Little Nemo, Native American Classics)
- And more!
Check out its Kickstarter page to get your own copy of this fascinating collection.
The Kickstarter for Bones of the Coast, Cloudscape’s latest anthology, has ended, and it earned $48,438 from 1,362 backers! That’s 166% of our initial goal of $29,200! We surpassed all three of our stretch goals, resulting in extra money for our contributors and a spot foil & spot gloss for our anthology. You’ve helped to make Bones of the Coast not just a reality but a phenomenal success. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our backers, Bones of the Coast will be the first Cloudscape anthology to pay all of its creators a professional rate for their contributions to the anthology.
Cloudscape’s fundraiser for Bones of the Coast closes on August 18. That means there’s only three days left to pre-order our exciting new horror anthology, featuring such comic greats as Simon Roy, Renee Nault, Alina Pete, and Sean Karemaker! Pick it up at the Bones of the Coast Kickstarter page while there is still time.
The fundraiser for Bones of the Coast closes on August 18, in only 10 days. That’s less than two weeks to get your own copy of Cloudscape’s latest anthology! Though we have earned enough to finance the project, we still have numerous stretch goals we want to reach and we need your help. What are you waiting for? There are still numerous goodies available (such as original art from many of our talented contributors, and of course your own copy of our horror anthology. Pick it up at the Bones of the Coast Kickstarter page while there is still time.
Cloudscape’s latest comics anthology is on Kickstarter! Bones of the Coast is a full-colour, 220+ page comic anthology, chock-full of horror from the Pacific Northwest. Simultaneously haunting and hauntingly beautiful, BOTC is guaranteed to tickle your fancy. The anthology features 35 different creators from British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and abroad–and the stories within are sure to thrill and terrify. For more information, visit the Bones of the Coast Kickstarter and order your copy today!