and a 6th mystery comic (we're still working on this one!)
Retrofit has published 45 comics and graphic novels since they started in 2011, and are using Kickstarter because, "We want to make sure the printed quality of our comics stays as high as possible to match the vision of all of our artists, but we also want to be able to pay our artists more upfront!"
If you are at all interested in comics that are not only outside the mainstream but offer brilliance as well as beauty, then you should seriously consider backing this project.
We All Wish For Deadly Force is a collection of Leela's short stories.
Leela Corman is an illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer who lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband Tom Hart and their daughter, Molly Rose. Her works includeFlimflam, Queen’s Day (Alternative Books), Subway Series (Alternative Books), andUnterzakhn (Schocken/Pantheon).
When the incredibly conceited Elf Cat goes on a quest for the Ice Sword with his magical friend Tennis Ball, they will face dragons, magical hot dogs, snowflake princesses, and confront their feelings! If you find love in many places, can you see it when it is right in front of you?
James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont and lives in Burlington, Vermont. His works include Monkey vs Robot, SuperF*ckers, the Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncherseries for children, and his 14-year span of daily diary comics American Elf. He also releases music as James Kochalka Superstar.
40 color pages, 7x8.5 inches (178x216 mm), saddle-stitched stapled comic book
Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Athens, Georgia. Her works includeHow To Be Happy (Fantagraphics Books), Stinky (Toon Books), and The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (Bloomsbury) and Flop to the Top (Toon Books), both of which she created with her husband Drew Weing.
32 spot color pages, 7x9.5 inches (178x241 mm), saddle-stitched stapled comic book
Our Mother is a comedy about growing up with a parent who has an anxiety order.
Luke Howard received a MFA in comics from The Center for Cartoon Studies, where he now teaches. He lives in Vermont. His work includes Trevor and All Coons Look Alike to Me: The Life of Ernest Hogan, Father of Ragtime. His other new comic Talk Dirty to Me will be published by AdHouse in May!