IDW Publishing has launched a Kickstarter for Full Bleed, a hardcover “magazine” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. This is the first project coming out of their Portland, Oregon office, which was announced late last year.
Not to be confused with Matt Maxwell’s Full Bleed column-turned-book about the comics industry, IDW describes the project as a “brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted, print only, 200-page hardcover.” It will include interviews, short stories, opinion pieces and of course comics, covering “all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, TV, fine art, photography, design, politics and more.”
“IDW is always at its best when we’re breaking new ground and Full Bleed is the latest example,” Adams said in a press release. “Not only is it a great magazine, but I’m also excited about the way we’re launching it. We’re not using Kickstarter to crowdsource funds in the usual sense, because IDW doesn’t need to raise money that way. We’re using Kickstarter to appeal directly to readers and, in an unprecedented and revolutionary way, we’ve worked it out so comic shops can order the books via Kickstarter and have them fulfilled by Diamond. We’re always looking for new ways to sell our books and comics, and we won’t stop until everyone on Earth with a bookshelf knows what IDW can do.”
The first issue will feature an interview with novelist Stephen King conducted by IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, a “lost” interview with writer Alan Moore conducted by Gavin Edwards in 2006 for Rolling Stone, a new short story from Joe R. Lansdale with illustrations from Scout creator Tim Truman, a new comic strip by Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler and much more.
Pledging $25 will get you a copy of the first issue, while retailers with a Diamond account can get two copies of the first issue for $25. The books will go out with their regular Diamind orders, which may make this the first Kickstarter fulfilled by the comics distributor. They’re also offering prints, pins and subscriptions to Full Bleed at other donation levels.
Visit their Kickstarter page for more information.