TO BE OR NOT TO BE? WITH ARLEDGE COMIC’S NEW SHAKESPEAREAN ANTHOLOGY
“Kingdom is a testament to the incredibly 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.
As for working on the anthology itself?
“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.
Kickstarter for My Kingdom for a Panel: A Shakespearean Anthology 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.