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Plasma Dolphin Print Issue
The first print issue for Toronto based arts publication
Sonja Katanic
Toronto, Canada
$6,062 CAD total funds raised
101% funded on August 24, 2017
Plasma Dolphin is an arts magazine based out of Toronto that publishes the work of international young artists, including personal essay, fiction, photography, paintings, illustrations, poetry, and more. This summer we're releasing our FIRST PRINT ISSUE - covering topics from mental health to Kill Bill, identity politics to Georgia O'Keeffe and much more. Plasma's new issue is a cocktail of vulnerability, humour, emotion and culture. But we need your help making the issue possible!

What is Plasma Dolphin? 

Plasma Dolphin is an arts publication based out of Toronto (but with contributors + readers all over). It started in the bedrooms and basements of it’s co-editors, Emma Cohen and Sonja Katanic, while we were in high school. Three years later, it’s evolved tremendously into a publication that with each issue, looks to create an electric connection - between the pieces it publishes, between it’s contributors and it’s readers. We publish writing that includes personal essays, interviews, short fiction, poetry and experimental forms, as well as photography, paintings, illustration, collage, and in our online editions, we also publish video and short film.

Each issue, we have a theme and work diligently with our artists and writers to produce a publication that is a tome of weird, intense, gorgeous, strong work that creates a cohesive and fluid publication. We ask our contributors to pour all their powers into their work, and as a result we put together a publication that is humming with bright moments of revelation and reflection, detail and discourse, all held together into a cohesive gem of art.

Plasma is focused on specificities. We want to explore the threads and nets of the world, concepts that are large and vast, through detail and personal experiences. We work to be a place for intersectional narratives, hungry for writing and art that reflects an infinite spectrum of experiences - particularly of people who are grappling with layers of identity, self-reflection and the interaction of the self in the cultural and political world.

 

Why do we want to do print?

Since it’s birth in 2014, we’ve put out nine Plasma issues, all online. For our tenth issue, we’re venturing into the world of print. This endeavour is so exciting and important for us as a next step as a publication - it takes Plasma Dolphin into the realm of legitimate publication. It also lets us as editors, and lets our creators, create work in a whole new way. Print is a totally different feeling from an online publication, it has a magical tangibility to it that feels much more precious. It lets us hold our work in our hands, craft the flow of the issue in a particular way. Print also allows for us to share Plasma in a new way - when people order a physical copy of the issue, its a much more real community. 

 

This Issue: Participation Mystique

For this issue, we’ve developed a theme that is particularly exciting: PARTICIPATION MYSTIQUE. Participation Mystique, as we’re taking the concept, means not knowing where you end and something else begins. Dissolving the boundaries between you and — something. It could be a piece of art/cultural experience, you and another person, you and your identity, you and an experience. It’s about your relation to these things becoming less rigid and more fluid, becoming absorbed and engulfed. 

Covering topics from mental health to Kill Bill, identity politics to Georgia O'Keeffe, queer film to Joan of Arc and much more, Plasma's new issue is a cocktail of vulnerability, humour, emotion and culture. 

For a full explanation of the theme, as well as a mood board, you can check here: http://plasmadolphin.com/contribute.html

Where is the money going?

Since Plasma Dolphin is completely run by the two of us, Emma + Sonja, we are reliant upon outwards support of donations in order to cover costs. Your donations will go directly to the finished product: being able to print the publication. To begin with, we are doing a limited run of the issue. In addition to that cost, donations will cover paying contributors for their work, something that as we grow, we want to be able to do more and more. 

At Plasma we value the arts and their ability to share experience, create empathy and empower people, in our case particularly young people at the beginning of their careers. We want to be able to show our contributors just how valuable their artistic work, ideas and visions are, and by paying them we can play a little part in allowing them to support themselves and keep making work!

In return for your support and to show how truly grateful we are for you helping make this a real real thing we have a ton of perks and sweet little packages to give you! 

Any money raised above the goal will allow us to pay our contributors even more and set aside funds for our next print issue. All funds extra will go right into the pocket of Plasma kids and none will be wasted!

More Details about the Print Publication:

- 130+ pages of full colour, 100% original content 

white uncoated, 70# (105 GSM)

released mid - late August

copies will also eventually be available to order online

 

campaign video filmed by Brad Golding (@goldshoots on Instagram)

music for video done by Plasma contributor Kyla Kavanagh. find more of her music here: https://soundcloud.com/kyla-kavanagh

campaign cover done by Plasma contributor Eston Moore. find more of his work at @tvsinthelexus on Instagram

 

 

 

Perks
$5
CAD
Personalized Video Thank You!
For your $5 we'll send you a personalized video thank you from the editors! We'll also throw in some good karma + lots of love
Items included:
  • Personalized Video Thank You
2 claimed
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$10
CAD
Thank you note on Donors page!
For a donation of $10 you have all our love! To show you that, we'll publish a thank you on a new page on plasmadolphin.com with your name and a link to your social media! Bragging rights! Any donation above $10 also includes this perk.
Items included:
  • Thank You Note
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$20
CAD
+ Shipping
Postcard Illustration
For only $15 you'll receive a sweet little postcard-sized illustration by the lovely artist Natalia Orasanin! Pictured is not the postcard you'll be receiving, but an example of Natalia's gorgeous work.
Items included:
  • Postcard Illustration
9 claimed
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Estimated September 2017
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$20
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Free Beer at the Launch Party!
In late August, we'll be throwing a launch party in Toronto to celebrate the issue coming out, have a dance party, listen to live readings, live music, sell issues and generally have a total ball! If you can make it to Toronto, for your donation we'll get you free beer at the launch party! Plus we'll throw in some dance moves for good measure.
Items included:
  • Free Beer at the Launch Party!
4 claimed
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$30
CAD
Curated List Recommendations
At Plasma, we love film, music, books and culture. And we have lots of lists of the kinds we love! For your generous $30, we'll ask you to send us a few of your favourite films or bands or books, and we'll curate a long list of recommendations, a playlist if you will, of things for you to consume based of your interests and based off ours!
Items included:
  • Curated List Recommendations
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$50
CAD
+ Shipping
Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
Show your Plasma love by sporting our logo on this killer t-shirt! For $50 the look is all yours
Items included:
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
3 claimed
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Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
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$50
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+ Shipping
Cootie Catcher
For $50 we'll tell you your fortune in the form of a Plasma Dolphin-esque, hand-crafted cootie catcher that we'll make just for you!
Items included:
  • Cootie Catcher
0 out of 20 claimed
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$75
CAD
+ Shipping
Signed Copy of Publication
For your generous donation, we'll personally send you a free copy of the gorgeous new issue, with personalized notes and signatures + surprises from the editors!
Items included:
  • Signed Copy of Publication
4 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
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$75
CAD
+ Shipping
Personalized Love Poem
For your $75, we'll ask you to email Plasma Dolphin some traits about yourself, and Plasma writer Emily Wood will write you a funny, gooey, gorgeous personalized love poem which we will make a lovely hard copy of + send to you!
Items included:
  • Personalized Love Poem
1 claimed
Ships Worldwide
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$100
CAD
+ Shipping
Plasma Bundle
This perk is a Plasma bundle! We'll throw in a T-shirt, Natalia's illustration, Plasma logo pin and a copy of the issue with a personalized note! Lots of Plasma love delivered to your door and packaged with care + goodies especially by us here at Plasma.
Items included:
  • Postcard Illustration
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
  • Signed Copy of Publication
  • Plasma Logo Pin
10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
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$100
CAD
Full Edit of Writing Draft
For your donation, co-editor and writing editor Emma Cohen will edit a full draft of whatever you wish to send her - a personal essay, a piece of short fiction, a poem etc. She will give you conceptual and line edit, recommend things for you to read and have a conversation with you about your writing.
Items included:
  • Full Edit of Writing Draft
0 out of 5 claimed
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$150
CAD
Headshot
$150!! For that amazing donation, you get a headshot by Toronto based photographer Brad Golding (@goldshoots on Instagram). He'll take shots of your for whatever you may need - be it professional or personal. You just have to meet him in Toronto on a determined date in August-September that has yet to be set.
Items included:
  • Headshot
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$200
CAD
+ Shipping
Plasma Mega Bundle
In this mega bundle you get so many Plasma goodies, packaged personally by us and sent with love + surprises!
Items included:
  • Postcard Illustration
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
  • Signed Copy of Publication
  • Curated List Recommendations
  • Cootie Catcher
  • Plasma Logo Pin
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$250
CAD
+ Shipping
Surprise Gift Bundle
For your spectacular $250, we the editors will ask you to send us some of your interests and things you like, and we'll personally hit up our favourite little shops in Toronto and purchase you some unique, funky + cool things, put them together in a gift basket and ship it right to you, with love.
Items included:
  • Surprise Gift Bundle
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
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$500
CAD
+ Shipping
Mega Surprise Bundle
We love you! You donated $500! On top of a list of curated recommendations and the other perks listed, we will ask you to send us some of the things you like, and we'll personally hit up our favourite little shops in Toronto and purchase you some unique, funky + cool things, put them together in a gift basket and ship it right to you, with love.
Items included:
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
  • Signed Copy of Publication
  • Curated List Recommendations
  • Surprise Gift Bundle
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$1000
CAD
Curated Plasma Artist Pieces
Curated collection of original work by Plasma artists, printed+sent to you. Artists: photographer Brad Golding (@goldshoots), photographer Arman Duggal (@armanduggal10), photographer Alice Charlie Liu (@alice_png), illustrator Sonja Katanic (@spicy_astro_babe), artist Camila Frater (@camilafrater_art) + photographer Eston Moore (@tvsinthelexus)
Items included:
  • Curated Plasma Artist Pieces
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
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$1000
CAD
+ Shipping
Donor's Choice!
For your incredible donation, you can have any/all of the perks we have available!
Items included:
  • Donor's Choice!
0 claimed
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SOLD OUT
$100
CAD
+ Shipping
Commission Drawing/Portrait
Wow $100! For that much, co-editor and illustrator Sonja Katanic will draw you a personalized, commissioned portrait of whatever you want, which you can hang on your wall and admire forever! You can see more of her work @spicy_astro_babe on Instagram
Items included:
  • Commission Drawing/Portrait
3 out of 3 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
Plasma Dolphin is an arts magazine based out of Toronto that publishes the work of international young artists, including personal essay, fiction, photography, paintings, illustrations, poetry, and more. This summer we're releasing our FIRST PRINT ISSUE - covering topics from mental health to Kill Bill, identity politics to Georgia O'Keeffe and much more. Plasma's new issue is a cocktail of vulnerability, humour, emotion and culture. But we need your help making the issue possible!
Perks
$5
CAD
Personalized Video Thank You!
For your $5 we'll send you a personalized video thank you from the editors! We'll also throw in some good karma + lots of love
Items included:
  • Personalized Video Thank You
2 claimed
Get this perk
$10
CAD
Thank you note on Donors page!
For a donation of $10 you have all our love! To show you that, we'll publish a thank you on a new page on plasmadolphin.com with your name and a link to your social media! Bragging rights! Any donation above $10 also includes this perk.
Items included:
  • Thank You Note
1 claimed
Get this perk
$20
CAD
+ Shipping
Postcard Illustration
For only $15 you'll receive a sweet little postcard-sized illustration by the lovely artist Natalia Orasanin! Pictured is not the postcard you'll be receiving, but an example of Natalia's gorgeous work.
Items included:
  • Postcard Illustration
9 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$20
CAD
Free Beer at the Launch Party!
In late August, we'll be throwing a launch party in Toronto to celebrate the issue coming out, have a dance party, listen to live readings, live music, sell issues and generally have a total ball! If you can make it to Toronto, for your donation we'll get you free beer at the launch party! Plus we'll throw in some dance moves for good measure.
Items included:
  • Free Beer at the Launch Party!
4 claimed
Get this perk
$30
CAD
Curated List Recommendations
At Plasma, we love film, music, books and culture. And we have lots of lists of the kinds we love! For your generous $30, we'll ask you to send us a few of your favourite films or bands or books, and we'll curate a long list of recommendations, a playlist if you will, of things for you to consume based of your interests and based off ours!
Items included:
  • Curated List Recommendations
1 claimed
Get this perk
$50
CAD
+ Shipping
Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
Show your Plasma love by sporting our logo on this killer t-shirt! For $50 the look is all yours
Items included:
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
3 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$50
CAD
+ Shipping
Cootie Catcher
For $50 we'll tell you your fortune in the form of a Plasma Dolphin-esque, hand-crafted cootie catcher that we'll make just for you!
Items included:
  • Cootie Catcher
0 out of 20 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$75
CAD
+ Shipping
Signed Copy of Publication
For your generous donation, we'll personally send you a free copy of the gorgeous new issue, with personalized notes and signatures + surprises from the editors!
Items included:
  • Signed Copy of Publication
4 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$75
CAD
+ Shipping
Personalized Love Poem
For your $75, we'll ask you to email Plasma Dolphin some traits about yourself, and Plasma writer Emily Wood will write you a funny, gooey, gorgeous personalized love poem which we will make a lovely hard copy of + send to you!
Items included:
  • Personalized Love Poem
1 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$100
CAD
+ Shipping
Plasma Bundle
This perk is a Plasma bundle! We'll throw in a T-shirt, Natalia's illustration, Plasma logo pin and a copy of the issue with a personalized note! Lots of Plasma love delivered to your door and packaged with care + goodies especially by us here at Plasma.
Items included:
  • Postcard Illustration
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
  • Signed Copy of Publication
  • Plasma Logo Pin
10 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$100
CAD
Full Edit of Writing Draft
For your donation, co-editor and writing editor Emma Cohen will edit a full draft of whatever you wish to send her - a personal essay, a piece of short fiction, a poem etc. She will give you conceptual and line edit, recommend things for you to read and have a conversation with you about your writing.
Items included:
  • Full Edit of Writing Draft
0 out of 5 claimed
Get this perk
$150
CAD
Headshot
$150!! For that amazing donation, you get a headshot by Toronto based photographer Brad Golding (@goldshoots on Instagram). He'll take shots of your for whatever you may need - be it professional or personal. You just have to meet him in Toronto on a determined date in August-September that has yet to be set.
Items included:
  • Headshot
0 out of 5 claimed
Get this perk
$200
CAD
+ Shipping
Plasma Mega Bundle
In this mega bundle you get so many Plasma goodies, packaged personally by us and sent with love + surprises!
Items included:
  • Postcard Illustration
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
  • Signed Copy of Publication
  • Curated List Recommendations
  • Cootie Catcher
  • Plasma Logo Pin
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$250
CAD
+ Shipping
Surprise Gift Bundle
For your spectacular $250, we the editors will ask you to send us some of your interests and things you like, and we'll personally hit up our favourite little shops in Toronto and purchase you some unique, funky + cool things, put them together in a gift basket and ship it right to you, with love.
Items included:
  • Surprise Gift Bundle
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$500
CAD
+ Shipping
Mega Surprise Bundle
We love you! You donated $500! On top of a list of curated recommendations and the other perks listed, we will ask you to send us some of the things you like, and we'll personally hit up our favourite little shops in Toronto and purchase you some unique, funky + cool things, put them together in a gift basket and ship it right to you, with love.
Items included:
  • Plasma Dolphin T-shirt
  • Signed Copy of Publication
  • Curated List Recommendations
  • Surprise Gift Bundle
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated September 2017
Estimated September 2017
Get this perk
$1000
CAD
Curated Plasma Artist Pieces
Curated collection of original work by Plasma artists, printed+sent to you. Artists: photographer Brad Golding (@goldshoots), photographer Arman Duggal (@armanduggal10), photographer Alice Charlie Liu (@alice_png), illustrator Sonja Katanic (@spicy_astro_babe), artist Camila Frater (@camilafrater_art) + photographer Eston Moore (@tvsinthelexus)
Items included:
  • Curated Plasma Artist Pieces
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
$1000
CAD
+ Shipping
Donor's Choice!
For your incredible donation, you can have any/all of the perks we have available!
Items included:
  • Donor's Choice!
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
SOLD OUT
$100
CAD
+ Shipping
Commission Drawing/Portrait
Wow $100! For that much, co-editor and illustrator Sonja Katanic will draw you a personalized, commissioned portrait of whatever you want, which you can hang on your wall and admire forever! You can see more of her work @spicy_astro_babe on Instagram
Items included:
  • Commission Drawing/Portrait
3 out of 3 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Get this perk
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