About the Artist
My name is Astrid Lydia Johannsen and I've wanted to draw comics since I was old enough to take a purple marker to my mother's rocking chair. When I'm is not drawing comics, I can be found either riding my bicycle or practicing belly dance.
About the Comic
Absolutely True Tales of Lesbian Drama is a queer urban fantasy in an alternate history. Set in the Silk Road city of Isifni, it's the story of four flatmates who wind up finding themselves out of their element. The comic has been ongoing since 2 January 2010, updating more-or-less weekly. It can be found online at lesbiandrama.com.
About the Campaign
I'm seeking to publish volume one of my webcomic, collecting 91 comics into a paperback tome. This book will also include director's commentary, art and sketches, and rare related works which are no longer available online. I'm striving to get this book printed in time for the Alternative Press Expo in October 2012. If my fundraising campaign succeeds, the money that I raise here will go to print a small run of 100 copies, one of which could end up in your very hands. Any more money that I receive will go to print additional copies of the book which I will have available to purchase both at APE and online at my comic site.
Ways You Can Help
Contribute money if you are able. I've set up pledge perks at various increments so that you not only get the pleasure of knowing you've supported the arts, but you get some art to show for it. If you can't pledge, there are other things you can do to support my endeavor. Read my comic! Draw me some fan art! Tell your friends about my comic and fundraising campaign! My comic is nothing without my readers, so I am asking you, my readers, to help me bring my comic to you in print.
Thank you so much!