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Free shout ou!- You are not alone #comicbook #Kickstarter

February 8, 2013

A 150+ page anthology of hope with tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse. You Are Not Alone

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1429812861/you-are-not-alone-1

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OUR PROJECT

Over the past three years GrayHaven Comics has released over 17 editions of THE GATHERING anthology, one shots like THE DUNES, ARCHIVES and THE DARK and are about to launch the PHASE TWO mini-series.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is our most ambitious project to date. This very special anthology (released in trade paperback size) will feature the work of nearly 100 comic book creators from small press talent to pros like Raven Gregory, Dirk Manning, Patrick Shand, Gail Simone and Len Wallace. Once again new and upcoming creators will have an opportunity to see their work published alongside some fantastic pro creators for an important creative cause.

To those who have suffered in silence facing abuse because of the color of your skin, sexual orientation, weight, or interests. To those who are depressed and feel there is no place left to turn…YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Along with our own money that’s been allocated for the project, successful funding of this Kickstarter will allow us to print upwards of 1000 copies of the book.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE- Variant Cover by Elias Martins

Why We’re Doing This

What good is having the ability to reach people with our stories if we can’t put that to use in a beneficial way?
It goes beyond the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. It goes beyond the victims of Aurora. This is not about gun violence or gun control. This is not a political statement. This is a statement of being good to your fellow man.
This is about a 14 year old boy who took his own life after being bullied for coming out to his friends and classmates.
This is about a young African American who was tied to a locker at his High School as classmates taunted him with cheers of ‘slave for sale’
This is about the 11 year old developmentally challenged child who was held down on a kitchen table by four adults who took turns beating him.
This is about the victims of physical abuse and others like them
This is about the children who are ridiculed or worse because of the color of their skin. Their sexual orientation. Their mental capacity. Their weight. Their interests.
This is about the children who no longer feel safe going to the movies or to school.
This is about the millions of kids who suffer abuse and suffer in silence thinking that no one cares.
This project is designed to show that we hear you. People care. WE CARE. And what they can do to get help.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is a very special Graphic Novel Anthology featuring stories inspired but not based on real life events like the ones mentioned above.

With this book we hope to give people the means to get help and know what to do should they ever witness or face such situations themselves. .

You Are Not Alone- Standard Cover by George Amaru

NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED:

Thanks to you, this project will become a reality and now we want to go…bigger…and the following STRETCH GOALS will help us get there.

In addition to the newly added rewards below, increased funding will allow us to create even more copies (over 600 additional ones) of this very special project.

$3200: INCREASED PAGE COUNT– We were already looking at over 150 pages for this volume but had to leave a lot of good stories out due to print costs. If we reach 3200 we’ll increase the page count to 200 pages. It will also give us an opportunity to print an additional 150 copies of the book.

$4500: 2ND VARIANT COVER UNLOCKED– Pledgers already have a choice between the Standard and Variant Covers, so we’ll give you a 3rd option with another Variant Cover. When this level is unlocked we’ll be able to print another 250 copies.

$5500: THANK YOU LIST– At this level every pledger will get to have their name printed in the book as a contributor and every backer pledging $5 dollars or more will get a YANA Button and Bookmark. We will also be able to add another 250 copies of the book to get printed when this level is unlocked.

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