To Be or Not To Be? With Arledge Comic’s New Shakespearean Anthology

“Kingdom is a testament to the incredible hard work done by the writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose work fill its pages. Shakespeare inspired them, but they leapt beyond that and created masterpieces entirely their own.” — Jenn Arledge, Founder of Arledge Comics.

Arledge Comics returns with their third Kickstarter of 2019 — My Kingdom for a Panel: A Shakespearean Anthology.

After eleven successful Kickstarter campaigns, ranging from ComixCentral award-winning Alex Priest to their first graphic novel, The Great Witch Artemis, the indie comics publisher is preparing to kickstart their second anthology, My Kingdom for a Panel: A Shakespearean Anthology.

The anthology includes a total of 24 artists hailing from all over the world. Cover art for the anthology is by Michi Ermolenko (Lilies Anthology Vol: 4 and Vol: 7, Gays in Space: A Star Wars Anthology).

“Kingdom is a culmination of several things: my love of the Bard, my appreciation for comics as a storytelling medium, and my desire to collaborate with Jenn as often as I can. Whether it’s Romeo and Juliet in space or the assassination of Julius Caesar at a school BBQ, this anthology has something for everyone and holds true to Arledge Comics’ commitments to diversity and inclusivity.” — Natalie, Editor-In-Chief at Arledge Comics.

“This is the first anthology we’ve participated in, and while writing a shorter story was a challenge, we had a blast. We’re proud to have our work featured alongside other talented creators, and stoked to see the entire book come together.” — Bryce Beal and Scott Malin

In less than 24 hours of the Kickstarter being live, My Kingdom for a Panel: A Shakespearean Anthology has reached the Projects We Love page on Kickstarter.

The campaign runs from April 10th through June 10th. Arledge Comics hopes to raise $10,000 during the run of this campaign. Rewards include a softcover of the anthology, enamel pins, a sticker set and many more items. Stretch goals include bookmarks (which are now unlocked) and a gold foil cover once the Kickstarter reaches 100 pledges by the end of April.

Visit the Kickstarter to pledge!

The Great Witch Artemis: Arledge Comics Announces First Graphic Novel

“Art is amazing… deadpan humor is on point. It read like a cartoon, and I had fun on the ride.” John Horsley, Spoiler Country Podcast.

“The Great Witch Artemis is a fantastically written story that has strong characters, engaging dialogue, and a great sense of adventure. I give this 10/10.” James Kniseley, Paladins Comic.

Arledge Comics returns with their second Kickstarter of 2019: The Great Witch Artemis. After six successful Kickstarter campaigns, ranging from ComixCentral award-winning Alex Priest to first-run anthology Trial Run, the indie comics publisher is preparing to kick-start their first graphic novel, The Great Witch Artemis.

This graphic novel is written by first-time graphic novel writer, Bryce Beal (Gambling the Isles, upcoming My Kingdom for a Panel anthology), illustrated by Scott Malin (Alex Priest, The World’s Worst Bounty Hunter), and edited by Jenn Arledge (Alex Priest, Future Girl). The novel will include 78 black and white pages.

“I’m really excited about this one,” said Jenn Arledge, “It’s really on brand for Arledge Comics, and it represents our growing catalog really well.”

As for what Bryce Beal and Scott Malin think? “TGWA is, to this day, our favorite comic,” the two said, “We’re just two guys who wanted to write something fun, something to make people laugh, and we hope you love this story as much as we do.”

MORE ABOUT THE GREAT WITCH ARTEMIS:

She’s a nobody living in a nothing town. Much as it would suck, she wants to hate magic and go back to her old life as a potato farmer. Few people remember her, anyway. It’s hard to believe this fall from grace started with a sneeze. Confidence destroyed, she’s all but given up. That is, until she meets Emmett, a superfan who will stop at nothing to return her to her former glory.

The Kickstarter for The Great Witch Artemis starts February 22nd (that’s today) and runs until March 15th. Arledge Comics hopes to raise $1,000 during the run of this campaign. Rewards for backers include books, prints, pins and a custom USB flash drive which houses special behind-the-scenes moments from the production of the graphic novel. Stretch goals for this Kickstarter include the following:

$1,500: Backers receive both pins instead of one
$2,000: Postcard Print
$2,500: Sticker set.

Check it out here!