October 15, 2019

FIELDMOUSE PRESS needs your help

You may have noticed things have slowed down considerably here at Your Chicken Enemy. This is because our focus has now turned to our next venture, FIELDMOUSE PRESS!

Fieldmouse Press is a new nonprofit comics publisher, and we need your help to launch our 2020 publishing season. We're excited about our plans and we are asking for your assistance in making them a reality. 

Our first major publishing project will launch in January 2020. It's a comics journalism hub called SOLRAD (www.solrad.co). This project will be built on four pillars - comics, criticism, collaboration, and community. Our goal is to create a safe place to explore the comics arts where cartoonists and critics can engage the artform together. As a part of this goal, we plan to publish quality comics criticism, interviews, features, advocacy for the form, and new comics for the web. 

Being upfront with our financial plans, costs, and objectives is paramount to us. We will always be transparent and open about our finances. While part of this is due to the requirements of being a charitable organization in the United States, more than that we want the community to understand how their donations are being used. 

Fieldmouse Press is running on a minimum required overhead and has reduced nearly all potential costs for managerial responsibilities. For SOLRAD, we have a solid team of volunteers offering their expertise at no cost, allowing the majority of donated dollars (94%!!!) to go directly to artists and authors. 

While we are planning for a larger publishing footprint, including print publishing, in the next 2-5 years, funding and operating SOLRAD will be our primary aim in this first full year of operations. Here's a breakdown of our financial goals for the project: 
While much of the work of the press will be funded with grants, we are also seeking the assistance of institutional & individual donors. We know that our efforts to broaden the critical conversation around the comics arts and shine light on the medium won’t be successful unless we have the support of our community. 

We're using Donate.ly to raise funds instead of a Patreon, Kickstarter, or GoFundMe because donations to Fieldmouse Press are tax-deductible. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

Please share this page with friends and colleagues, and please contact us at info@fieldmouse.press if you have any questions.

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