That's an interesting twist.
Dirk Wood has a new project from his Portland branch of IDW, Woodworks. He is launching a brand new, quarterly, hardcover print-only "magazine" called Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly.
Basically we're talking "The New Comics Journal".
And he has a novel approach to funding it on Kickstarter, while simultaneously turning to retailers.
For the first time a comics publisher is doing this in partnership with Diamond Comic Distributors, who will distribute donor rewards directly to comic book retailers in your normal shipments. And retailers will get double what they order, effectively half off what regular punters pay, close to a usual retailer wholesale price for the product they sell.
They have their own donor tiers, though you can adjust your numbers through your pledge amount and PDX:IDW/Diamond will honour that.
***Retailer Tier #1 – Full Bleed Vol. 1 – Two copies for the price of one ($25.00)
***Retailer Tier #2 – One Year Subscription – Two subscriptions for the price of one ($100.00)
***Retailer Tier #3 – Full Bleed Vol. 1 – Multiple copies – Ten copies for the price of five ($125.00)
***Retailer Tier #4 – Full Bleed Vol. 1 – Big Bundle – Twenty copies for the price of ten (contains prints and pins) ($250.00)
Here is the bumf:
FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover "magazine," curated and edited by IDW Publishing's Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.
FULL BLEED is the premiere publication from IDW's new imprint, WOODWORKS. After launch, IDW & WOODWORKS will be creating a campaign to help Traveling Stories, a charity dedicated to children's literacy and "outsmarting poverty one book at a time," and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help with their continued work for literacy and libraries. WOODWORKS intends to make smart books, for smart people…and do what they can to help make more smart people.
This Volume's Centerpiece: A new in-depth interview with legendary author Stephen King, by IDW's Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. An interview like no other he has given, it begins with his childhood love of comics, and spins out from there…
- The Lost Alan Moore Interview: An unpublished and extensive interview with Alan Moore, originally conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by Gavin Edwards in 2006, with a new introduction.
- A tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson by close friend and former editor Shawna Gore
- A brand-new short story from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale with spot illustrations from Tim Truman
- An interview with punk rock legend Carla Bozulich by Whitney Phaneuf
- New comic strips from the creator of Too Much Coffee Man and Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler
- A personal remembrance of Douglas Adams by Arvind Ethan David
- "The Histories of Herodotus" – Historical musings, along with spot illustrations by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones/God is Disappointed in You)
- A feature on the history of comics on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, by Calvin Reid, Publisher's Weekly Senior Editor, and comics advocate
- An autobiographical comic from the creator of Gumballs, Erin Nations
- A Cuban travelogue from IDW's CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams
- A political rant of epic proportions along with spot illustrations; By Minimum Wage creator, Bob Fingerman
- A new comic story from the creator of Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell
- A rumination on the 5 most important artists of the Underground Comix movement by Bob Levin
- A personal tale of health food stores and swinger parties in 1970s California, told through the lens of his Grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
- A short story by Bram Stoker Award-nominee, bestselling author Paul Tremblay
- A personal tale of whiskey, vinyl records, and Japan by Jarrett Melendez , with spot illustrations from Sara Richard
- A roundtable discussion on Alternative Comics, conducted by Josh Bayer: Featuring Tara Booth, Derf, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Johnny Ryan and Haleigh Buck
- A new autobiographical comic from Jen Vaughn
- A new autobiographical comic from Gideon Kendall
- A long form feature on comics' conquest of museums and galleries by Rob Salkowitz
- A career-spanning interview with noted war photographer Don McCullin by Joel Meadows
- A mission statement and opening salvo editorial column, from Creative Director Dirk Wood
- And more…