You Are Not Alone 2 has just four days left. FANgirl contributor Mary participated as an artist/storyteller in the first edition. The entire issue was fantastic. I donated a copy to my nephew’s school library. From the Kickstarter page:
Continuing our anthology of hope through tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse. You Are Not Alone
WE DID IT. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BACKED THIS PROJECT AND SPREAD THE WORD. YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 IS A GO AND NOW WE TURN OUR ATTENTION TO STRETCH GOALS
STRETCH GOAL #2- $3500- If we reach this goal, we’ll make every backer eligible for a Free PDF of YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 and unlock a 3rd Variant cover.
STRETCH GOAL #1- $3000- UNLOCKED!!! We are increasing the page count of YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2 and opening submissions back up for writers for a limited time only. Submission guidelines can be found here- http://www.grayhavencomics.com/submit/
Over the past four years GrayHaven Comics has published over 50 comics (with contributions from over 250 talented writers and artists) including THE GATHERING anthology, LIMITLESS projects, and OGNs such as the SCI-FI/HORROR OGN and the first YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE was our most ambitious project to date. In the Fall of 2013 I was honored to take home the award for Comic Book Creator of the Year by Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek Awards for the work done on YOU ARE NOT ALONE
With Book One printed and out to backer, fans and youth organizations alike, it’s time to revisit this very important project with our follow up: YOU ARE NOT ALONE 2
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.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE- IN THE NEWS
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? There were so many stories that needed to be told and wouldn’t fit into the first volume. So many more people that could be reached by a project like this. We simply couldn’t stop at one volume.
This is not a political statement. This is a statement of being good to your fellow man. 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.
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. .
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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