Beyond the Western Deep Volume One!

Beyond the Western Deep is a webcomic that we’ve been publishing for free online at www.westerndeep.net, a new page every week, since 2012. Now over 300 pages long with multiple side stories by guest artists, the world of the Western Deep has become a playground for classic fantasy adventure that evokes memories of the Redwall series, Mouse Guard, and dark classically animated films like The Secret of NIMH and Watership Down.

Volume One combines both the Prologue and Chapter One of the story, plus a foreword by Redwall artist Sean Rubin, an extras section with concept art and commentary, and a guest art section featuring the work of Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, Runners creator and The Tick artist Sean Wang, and Jerome Jacinto, whose art can be found in games like Armello, Tooth & Tail, and more. This is the definitive version of Volume One: a hefty, collector-worthy hardcover packed with cool extras and more than ready to assume a prominent location on your graphic novel bookshelf!

We’re offering two variants of the book: a regular hardcover edition and a special edition with an alternate cover. Other rewards include an enamel pin set, a brand-new print, and a limited number of art commissions! Check out Beyond the Western Deep on Kickstarter, now through October 5th! 


Vattu: the Sword & the Sacrament

Announcing our latest Kickstarter campaign, Vattu: The Sword and the Sacrament, by Evan Dahm! Here’s Evan’s own description of the project:

Vattu is an expansive fantasy adventure comic, and is the third graphic novel set in a world called Overside. Vattu is a girl from a nomadic society who is caught in the middle of a clash of cultures with a ruthless imperialistic civilization called Sahta. In the first two books, Vattu is taken from the idyllic grassland of the Fluters, and must find her way through a new world of zealous conquerors, and the many peoples incorporated into their Empire: mute, monstrous slave-soldiers from across the sea; chemist-priestesses who manufacture an addictive drug; and amphibian people who struggle for a foothold in the capital city of Sahta.

I’ve been publishing Vattu online since 2010; it’s the biggest project I’ve ever worked on. It’s the winner of a 2014 Ignatz Award. The first book is already in print, and it’ll be four books long when it’s done. The contents of book 2 are already finished (and online as a webcomic here), so this Kickstarter is to raise money to get it printed, AND to reprint the first book of Vattu, both in paperback and deluxe hardcover editions!

Rewards include both volumes of Vattu, signed bookplates, and Evan’s other books. Pledge today! LIVE on Kickstarter through December 17th! 


Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib!

 

Since The Nib launched in September 2013 they’ve published over 2,000 comics. They want to commemorate their second anniversary with a giant hardcover collection featuring the best political cartoons, comics journalism, non-fiction and humor.

This book is packed with comics: 300 pages featuring dozens of the best cartoonists to ever toon a toon. You can also add other books or prints from artists like Matt Lubchansky, Tom Tomorrow, Lucy Bellwood, Sarah Glidden, and more!

Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib is live on Kickstarter through August 12th! 


Twenty-Five Years of Tomorrow: A This Modern World Two-Volume Omnibus

Twenty-five years of This Modern World!

Make That Thing is pleased and excited to bring you Twenty-Five Years of Tomorrow, and to tell you about it, here’s Tom Tomorrow himself:

I’m Tom Tomorrow, the creator of This Modern World, the weekly cartoon of political and social satire that runs on Daily Kos and the Nation, and has been a mainstay of alt-weekly newspapers around the country since 1990. I’ve won the Herblock Prize, the Aronson Award, the RFK Journalism Award (twice), and this year, I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

I’ve done a lot of work over the last 25 years! I’ve written more than 1,500 cartoons, published ten cartoon anthologies and a children’s book, and had cartoons featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, Esquire, and Spin, just to name a few. I even worked with Pearl Jam to create the art for their 2009 album, Backspacer.

This giant two-volume set will feature every cartoon I’ve ever done: my weekly strip, work I did for magazines, one-offs, rarities, illustrations, you name it. There’s some early, non-TMW work that hasn’t been seen by anyone in decades, if ever—including experiments with collage, single panel gag cartoons, and even an attempt at a syndicated daily comic strip from the 1980s. I’m including some of the interviews I’ve done over the years, and to put things in context I’ve gone through and added extensive annotation to many of the cartoons. I have several pages on the Pearl Jam collaboration, including photos and art that have never been made public before. And of course, there are the cartoons themselves—a contemporary satirical history of everything we’ve been through over the past 25 years, through the eyes of an acerbic penguin with weird sunglasses.

Even if you have some of my older books, you’ve never seen my work like this before.

This project is my entire career in book form. It’s a labor of love: a thousand pages, two volumes, fifteen pounds of cartoons.

And we have a lot of other cool rewards lined up. You can get a copy of my children’s book, The Very Silly Mayor, which is the only major work I’ve done that’s NOT included in this retrospective. I have some original (pre-digital) strips from the 1990s to give away. And I’ve got some amazing collectibles for Pearl Jam fans, including vinyl Backspacer albums signed by all five members of the band, not to mention a guitar from Eddie Vedder’s personal collection, which he has signed and drawn on!

Support 25 Years of Tomorrow… today! Live on Kickstarter through August 4th.


Gunshow: Doomed to Repeat It

Last year, KC Green ended his beloved webcomic, Gunshow. This Kickstarter campaign is to publish the final print volume, “Doomed to Repeat It,” which will collect Gunshow comics from mid-2012 to the end, in 2014. This book is a big boy: 400 pages, 8.5″x11″, and heavy as heck. We have other rewards: a slipcase for the other Gunshow volumes and a COMPLETE SET of Gunshow! You can also get all the books signed by the man himself. So head on over to Kickstarter before July 29th and pledge!


Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France

 

Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France (Solve the White Orchid Murders) is an exciting new children’s book which should absolutely not be read by children! Or most adults, for that matter.

Luckily, it is a scientific fact children cannot read small print! The large print story is for the kids, the small print is for YOU!

Written by Karla Pacheco and beautifully illustrated by Maren Marmulla, this 18-page atrocity follows the adventures of an adorable dog helping the President of France solve a series of horrific murders. At least it does if you’re an adult. If you’re reading this to a child you’ll be learning terribly inaccurate things about France while a dog in a hat looks for a croissant.

The book includes bonus Inspector Pancakes art from Jeph Jacques, Leia WeathingtonKate Leth, AND MORE! In addition to the book, rewards include a cute Inspector Pancakes tote bag, a “Friend To Little Dogs” medal, and a cut-and-sew Inspector Pancakes stuffed animal! Arf arf! 

Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France is LIVE on Kickstarter through January 31st! 


Dresden Codak: The Tomorrow Girl and Other Stories

 

 

Dresden Codak: The Tomorrow Girl and Other Stories is a book collecting the first five years of the comic strip Dresden Codak! We’ve been helping Aaron design this book for MAXIMUM AMAZINGNESS. He’s issuing the book in two editions: Silver, for fancypantses, and Gold, for the fanciest of pantses.

 

CURRENT PROJECT STATUS: The book files have been sent off to the printer! clash royale hack 2017 ios We expect orders to begin shipping by August.

 

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