Kickstarter – You Are Not Alone

We at Team Hellions are VERY supportive of this project.  An incredible anthology to give support for all those who are dealing with abuse of any kind.

 

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

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

YOU ARE NOT ALONE COVER T-SHIRT
YOU ARE NOT ALONE COVER T-SHIRT
YOU ARE NOT ALONE- LOGO T-SHIRT
YOU ARE NOT ALONE- LOGO T-SHIRT

RISKS AND CHALLENGESLearn about accountability on Kickstarter

 

Other than delays in our production schedule causing delays in printed comics I think we’ve fulfilled reward obligations pretty well for previous Kickstarts and this team has the experience to deliver the project as promised. We’ve allowed ourselves a bit of a longer period of time for production to coincide with the start of the new school year in September and that will allow us more time to get the finished book ready.

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