Kickstarter Spotlight: Wayward Sisters Anthology

Wayward Sisters Anthology

Category: Comics/Anthology
Creator: TO Comix Press, Wayward Sisters Anthology
Location: Toronto, Canada
Goal Date: November 10, 2017
Currently Funded (At Time of Writing): $3,473 of $14,384
Campaign Type: All or Nothing

[Editor’s Note: In the interest of full transparency, Rogues Portal‘s Editor in Chief, Stephanie Cooke, is a writer on the Wayward Sisters Anthology. We would have featured this Kickstarter campaign regardless of her involvement, but always want to be as communicative as possible with our readers.]

The Wayward Sisters Anthology puts non-cishet men at the forefront of writing horror comics with its first-ever publication through TO Comix Press. From the anthology’s website: “From mermaids hunted for their meat to a ghastly beauty pageant, Wayward Sisters celebrates lady and non-binary monsters who are indelicate, impolite, and irrepressible. Inside you’ll find tales of undead motivational speakers, vengeance demons compelled to hunt family, and a gentle T. Rex who just wants to be loved. This collection of full-colour comics stars thirty-eight intersectional creators who identify as women or gender-nonconforming.”

How did the Wayward Sisters Anthology become a reality? According to lead editor Allison O’Toole, the idea spawned during a discussion with M. Blankier some years ago: “We were both bored by monster stories where women are only victims, romantic interests, or sexy monster hunters. … It was time for us to bring a project to life where we could share the monster stories we’d always wanted to read.”

Hear, hear! There aren’t nearly enough lady monsters in the world, and there are close to zero gender-nonconforming ones. This anthology seeks to change that, but to do so, the creators need the funding to turn an idea into a printed reality. TO Comix Press is looking to raise just over $14k for publication; 40% goes to creators, 36% to printing, 12% to shipping, 9% to Kickstarter fees, and 3% to rewards costs. Check out the video below for more detail, plus a description of the rewards tiers! 

Our Recommendation: Go for the CA$35 level — you’ll receive a physical copy of the book as well as a selection of prints or an enamel pin designed by Creator Collab!

Reward Tiers
  • CA$10 – Digital Download
  • CA$25 – Physical Copy and Digital Download
  • CA$35 – Physical Copy, Digital Download, and Art Prints OR Physical Copy, Digital Download, and Enamel Pin
  • CA$40 – Everything Above! OR Signed Physical Copy, Digital Download, and Monster Sketches
  • CA$60 – Custom Monstersona by Janice Liu OR Custom Monster by Helen Robinson
  • CA$90 – Custom Plant-Animal by iguanamouth
  • CA$100 – Custom Portrait by Xavier Daumarie OR Art by Dee Williams and Poem
  • CA$140 – Retailer Package (10 Physical Copies)

Check out the Wayward Sisters Anthology Kickstarter for detailed rewards information and a sneak peek at some of the stories featured in the book! 

Samantha Pearson is a freelance writer, editor, and social media manager residing in southern New England with her partner and three cats. She likes Shakespeare, space babes, bikes, and dismantling the patriarchy. She also loves vegan food. Her work currently appears on Rogues Portal, SheKnows, Shakespeare & Punk, and The Tempest. For more, follow her on Twitter!

Samantha Pearson

Samantha Pearson is a freelance writer, editor, and social media manager residing in southern New England with her partner and three cats. She likes Shakespeare, space babes, bikes, and dismantling the patriarchy. She also loves vegan food. Her work currently appears on Rogues Portal, SheKnows, Shakespeare & Punk, and The Tempest. For more, follow her on Twitter!

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