This month we have some very exciting news to share with you all.
We're launching a Kickstarter campaign!
We've been busy over the last few months putting together our lineup of new books for 2021, and we've decided to fund them through Kickstarter. This works really well for us as the lack of conventions and physical sales has challenged the way we do things, and crowdfunding is a perfect alternative. But it also works well for you if you back our Kickstarter, as you get five brilliant books all at once. Everyone's a winner.
Plus, it's a great way to celebrate 5 years of Good Comics!
The Kickstarter will open to backers two weeks from today, on Monday 5th October. Watch this space for a countdown from next week, when we'll be sharing more details about what will be on offer in the Kickstarter, but here is the lineup. We're really excited to share this with you!
LDN by Ramzee
LDN by RAMZEE is a brilliant collection of stories each set in a different corner of London - North, South, East, West and the City of London in the centre. RAMZEE brings his trademark wit and sharp social commentary (as seen in his previous comic ZORSE) to a series of hilarious, touching and thought-provoking short stories about the capital, each told from a different perspective and with its own unique art style. It’ll be our first ever hardback publication, and it’s one of the most exciting comics we’ve seen this year.
FML Comics (Collected 2016-2020) by Natasha Natarajan
FML Comics is the collected autobiographical works of Natasha Natarajan, spanning from 2016-2020. An opportunity to be inside the mind of a 20-something British-Indian woman, we see Natasha navigating the 21st century in both heartbreaking and hilarious ways. As Natasha puts it, "I hope it lets you connect to the experience of being human - completely flawed, fucking confused, overwhelmed but still mostly laughing."
Return by Niki Bañados
Return by Niki Bañados is an exciting new story from the creator of award-winning Shivers, and 1/3 of Grandmother's Tales. Detailing Niki's experience of moving back to Australia, Return looks at the struggles of relocation, the power of nature, and the near-constant feeling of falling apart and rebuilding ourselves.
Fishes May Come Back by Emre Altındağ
Fishes May Come Back is the debut comic from Turkish comic artist and painter Emre Altındağ. It’s an elegant and haunting silent comic, brought to life by distinctive, intricate linework and a unique, poetic depiction of the passage of time. It’s an exploration of loss, and of what it means to have both a body and a soul.
Finally! We're also thrilled to be producing a second volume of our anthology The Good Comics Reader. This includes new work from some of the best creators we've published or distributed to date - Olivia Hicks, Claire Spiller, Gareth Hopkins and many more!
We're really excited to share this with you, and we'll keep you all updated as we reveal more details. Remember to keep an eye out for the Kickstarter campaign, launching on Monday 5th October.
Until next time, stay safe!
- Paddy, Rozi and Sam