GCC Ladies' Night Anthology

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Some of Chicago's comic-loving ladies coming together to create an epic anthology about the city they love.
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Caitlin Rosberg
Comic
Chicago, Illinois
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

In February of 2012, an enterprising young comics fan named Hannah found herself wishing for a community where she could talk to other awesome women about shared nerdy loves.  Thus, Ladies' Night at Graham Cracker Comics was born!

A year later, and we are putting together an anthology that features original comics, art, and prose from more than twenty contributors.  Consider it a love letter to the city that brought us all together, and a coup for the independent creatives community that's growing all over the world.

What We Need & What You Get

To make all this awesomeness happen, we need a some cash on hand to print the book and some amazing original artwork in the form of prints and buttons.  Your contribution to our $1000 goal will help us with:

  • First run print 
  • Hundreds of buttons and prints to send to our campaign contributors and sell along with the book.
  • Marketing online and in person at events like C2E2 (Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo) and Free Comic Book Day.
  • A second volume of the anthology.

That's right...any money left over will contribute to starting up a second volume of the anthology--all of our contributors are volunteering their time and talent.

So check out our awesome perks! Contribute at any level and you get the PDF of the full anthology, but there's a bunch of amazing swag and art that is available.  We're even taking advertisers to help defer the cost of printing.

International supporters PLEASE NOTE: if you need to ship internationally, please add $10 to your contribution.

(If you contribute and your perk includes a button or print, you will be given an option of which of our varient three pieces of original artwork you would like to receive.)

The Impact

We all know that women and other minorities are grossly under-represented in mainstream comics.  The success of Womanthology last year proved that this doesn't need to be the case!  Whether you exclusively read superhero titles from the Big Two or you're an avid webcomic fan, every fan wants a place to feel like they belong, surrounded by other enthusiasts.  Our goal is to create an (ongoing) anthology that features the amazing talents of women who love comics in every form they come in, and the much-needed diversity that they have to offer to the industry.

Let's show the big guys how it's done.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute monetarily at this time, please help us spread the word!  We have a Facebook page and a website to tell you more about GCC Ladies' Night and our awesome community of readers.  

Regardless, we hope to see you at our next Ladies' Night!

Our Contributors

Anissa Espinosa
Caitlin Peters
Caitlin Rosberg
Cynthia Bottomley
Elizabeth Fogarty
Hannah Chapman
Jennifer Aprahamian
Kat Leyh
KayPee Luczak
Kim Garvey

Kris Mackenzie
Lauren Burke
Lisa Kwon
Megan Byrd
Raven A. Moore
Shay Barron
Summer Sparacin
Tara Zuber
Wendi Freeman

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$1,583USD
raised by 51 people in 1 month
158% funded
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$1,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $2USD
    Electronic Enlightenment

    Get a PDF of the full anthology for less than a ride on the L...and save that quarter for your laundry.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $10USD
    Physical Prowess

    For the cost of a burger at Clarke's, you get the PDF, a button designed by one of our super fabulous Ladies' Night contributors, and a copy of the complete anthology!

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $20USD
    Button Bonanza

    Do you like buttons? What about prints of orignal artwork from our pool of ultra-talented comic-loving geek goddesses? Get the PDF, a button, the printed anthology, AND an 8x10 print of original artwork.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD
    Adamantium Level Thanks!

    Get everything at the $20 level AND your name listed in a special "Thank You" section of both the digital and print editions of the anthology. Who doesn't want to see their name in print?

    15 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD
    ADVERTISER SPECIAL - Cleric

    For just $25 you can see your handmade lucky hat business or tea shop advertised in a full-color quarter-page ad, nestled safely in the pages of both the digital and print versions of the anthology.

    3 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    ADVERTISER SPECIAL - Paladin

    Is a quarter pf a page not enough to advertise your amazing shop or hand-crafted lucky hat business? Try our half-page spread on for size!

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    Unobtanium Level Thanks!

    We are not worthy! $50 gets you the PDF, the anthology, ALL of the buttons, and an 8x10 print of original artwork created for the anthology. On top of all that, you'll be listed in our "Thank You" page and be recognized as a VIP at our launch party (where and when TBD).

    8 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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    $100USD
    ADVERTISER SPECIAL - Monarch

    Seduce our discerning readers from the comfort of a full color, full-page ad, paired with delicious original content from Chicago-lovers all over the world.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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    $100USD
    Podcast Guest Host

    For your patronage, you get everything at the $50 level AND a spot guest hosting Wendi Freeman's amazing podcast, Double Page Spread!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    C2E2 Personal Assistant (Fri)

    Feeling like there's too much to do at C2E2 this year? Wish you could clone yourself to conquer the whole con? Buy this perk and you get (through the help of LNA editors and volunteers) people to help you sort through back issue bins, stand in line, grab food, find that one shirt in your size, anything you need (within reason). This perk is for Friday, April 26, and does not include the cost of admission to C2E2 or transportation, but does include everything in the $50 contribution level.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    C2E2 Personal Assistant (Sat)

    Feeling like there's too much to do at C2E2 this year? Wish you could clone yourself to conquer the whole con? Buy this perk and you get (through the help of LNA editors and volunteers) people to help you sort through back issue bins, stand in line, grab food, find that one shirt in your size, anything you need (within reason). This perk is for Saturday, April 27, and does not include the cost of admission to C2E2 or transportation, but does include everything in the $50 contribution level.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    C2E2 Personal Assistant (Sun)

    Feeling like there's too much to do at C2E2 this year? Wish you could clone yourself to conquer the whole con? Buy this perk and you get (through the help of LNA editors and volunteers) people to help you sort through back issue bins, stand in line, grab food, find that one shirt in your size, anything you need (within reason). This perk is for Sunday, April 28, and does not include the cost of admission to C2E2 or transportation, but does include everything in the $50 contribution level.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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