The latest anthology from prominent indie publisher Iron Circus has now begun its fundraiser. Tim’rous Beasties is an anthology of animal stories in the style of Redwall, Watership Down, The Plague Dogs, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and other tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order. Check it out at the Tim’rous Beasties Kickstarter page.
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.
Nevin Arnold is a Vancouver Island-based comic creator who illustrated the cover and one of the stories for Cloudscape’s award-winning Epic Canadiana #2. He is currently kickstarting his latest comic: Monsterella.
Monsterella is an action/adventure/horror/sci-fi anthology inspired by spooky and action-packed magazines of the 1970’s like Vampirella, 2000 AD, Creepy, and Eerie. This 40-page first issue revolves around the continuing adventures of Montrossa Rella, AKA “Monsterella,” the warden of an intergalactic prison planet where the galaxy’s worst of the worst monsters are imprisoned from the rest of the universe. All hell breaks loose when an unexpected revolt overthrows her, and threatens the safety of the entire galaxy!
To learn more, visit the Monsterella Kickstarter page.
Only a few days are left in Cloudscape’s latest Kickstarter: for Jason Turner’s Fir Valley and Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields. If you want to grab this surreal graphic novel explorations of the West Coast, then stop by the Field and Valley Kickstarter page.
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 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.