Minneapolis-based publisher 2dCloud is running a Kickstarter for its Spring Collection.
This is important because the funding model for their basic operations is based on the success of crowdfunded presales like this. What this means is that if you value the kind of books that 2dCloud publishes, those that push the boundary of what comics can be and are created in an environment that thrives on diversity and broader representation, your support for this Kickstarter is paramount.
Take a look at what they are offering as part of this collection:
— Turning Japanese by MariNaomi
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at a hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture.
Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.
— Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt
Someone Please Have Sex With Me, by Gina Wynbrandt, is a refreshing and wry look at sexual frustration from our young heroine and author. From failed erotic photo shoots and late-onset teen popstar obsessions to fairy Kardashians and pokemon-inspired future-sex, Wynbrandt isn’t one to hold back. SPHSWM finds its footing at the surreal and hilarious juncture between autobiography and fantasy.
— Virus Tropical by Powerpaola
In Virus Tropical, Powerpaola uses a series of vignettes to transform the simplicity of middle-class family life into a thought-provoking narrative that would have been inconceivable prior to Colombia’s sexual revolution. Focusing on the lives of a family of women in the 80’s-90’s, Powerpaola’s tale highlights the excitement, danger, and struggles of a country in the midst of radical change.
— Trying Not To Notice by Will Dinski
Will Dinski’s long-awaited return to long-form comics following 2010’s Finger Prints sees not only a dramatic shift in style, but approach to storytelling as well. Focusing on the meteoric rise of a stand-up comedian as told by the people in his orbit, Dinski’s ability to create a layered, nuanced narrative is in top form with Trying Not to Notice.
— Altcomics Magazine 3
“I’m hoping to do a non-linear issue that denotes these comic artists who work with time as something sentient or ungraspable.” This issue’s guest editor, Sab Meynert, speaks about their approach to the first guest edited issue.
As you can see, it’s an amazing campaign that features a diverse group of books THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE NOW. Also, know that your support helps 2dCloud to continue to publish the kind of books that they do. Which are the kind of books we want. Which are the kind of books we need.
Go. Give them your money. Make the world a better place.