Blocked: Stories from the World of Online Dating - Now on Kickstarter!
Blocked is a collection of over 25 comics and illustrations all inspired by true online dating horror stories, from international artists and writers sharing their insight into dating in the 21st century. Pre-orders now available through Kickstarter!
[ClickPress, Thu Jun 22 2017] Bar fights. Break ups over blanket forts. Martin O'Malley supporters who have a warrant out for their arrest. Almost dating your uncle's new wife.
It seems nothing is off-limits in the world of online dating.
'Blocked' is a collection of art and stories from that world of swiping and Bumbling one's way to true love. The full-color book will feature over 200 pages and 25 comics by international artists and writers sharing their insight on dating in the 21st century. Featured artists include Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Frakes; "Welcome to Showside" creator and "Adventure Time" comic artist Ian McGinty; Meathaus cartoonist and illustrator Émilie Gleason; Pixelatl Secuenci Arte winners Alejandra Gámez and Axur Eneas; First Second creator Falynn Koch; and many more!
The anthology is being editing by Ally Shwed (Fusion, The Nib) and published by Little Red Bird Press, a visual arts studio based out of Quéretaro, Mexico and New Jersey, USA. It specializes in comics and printmaking, and has turned to Kickstarter for its last three (successful!) publishing projects: 'Sex Bomb Strikes Again,' a graphic novel; 'Cats on Cats on Cats,' an art book; and 'Carpe Diem,' a risograph mini comic.
The team at Little Red Bird is looking to raise $16,000, all the funds necessary to do a print run of 750 copies of 'Blocked,' along with the production of a bunch of great online dating-themed rewards, like stickers, handpulled screenprints, enamel pins, screenprinted tote bags, embroidered patches, and original art, including pages from the book and commissioned illustrations. Additional proceeds will go to support the artists and writers who contributed to the collection.
The 'Blocked' campaign launched on June 13, and will be running through July 13.