Dear awesome pals,
Always looking for new ways to keep print media alive, we at the Microcosm Publishing clubhouse have teamed up with the super sweet Kickstarter.com, a new fundraising website that allows artists and small companies to appeal for donations for upcoming projects. Recently profiled on Pitchfork Media and in the New York Times, Kickstarter works on a time-based system; you set the amount you want to raise for your project; family, friends, and fans can donate via the site; and if the amount isn’t raised by the specified date, no money is given over to the project. Rad.
Our Kickstarter project is publishing an anthology of the beloved long-running zine Scam which will cost over $11,000 to print. Scam is a hard look at finding a better way to live, about pushing for ultimate freedom, and discovering the alternative histories of America. As said A People’s History of America author Howard Zinn about Scam editor Erick Lyle, “Forget the statistics and pretentious analysis of urban society. Take a walk through the city with Erick Lyle and discover the reality of how people live in an American city.” The Scam anthology will collect Lyle’s long out-of-print work and give it a deserved platform for all to read.
Everyone who donates something will receive a gift in return–with increasingly larger gifts as the donation amount goes up! (The gifts are listed below the press release.)
To read more about Microcosm’s Kickstarter campaign and watch a video describing the whole shebang, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/897079804/scam-the-first-four-issues
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Joe Biel, Jessie Duquette, Rio Safari, E. Chris Lynch, Steven Stoddard, Sparky Taylor, Matt Gauck, Adam Gnade, and Wade the Cat.
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive updates about this project and we’ll give you a shout out for making it all happen on our website and in our newsletter.
Pledge $10 or more
In addition to the above, you will receive a copy of 13 Years of Goodluck.
Pledge $15 or more
In addition to the above, you will get a copy of the Scam Anthology and we’ll add your name to the Special Thanks section on the website and in our newsletter.
Pledge $25 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of the Zine Yearbook #9
Pledge $30 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Xtra Tuf #5 by Moe Bowstern
Pledge $35 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Xerography Debt #25 and #26
Pledge $45 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Cantankerous Titles DVD
Pledge $50 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Sounds of Your Name by Nate Powell
Pledge $60 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Dreamwhip 14 by Bill Brown
Pledge $65 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Constant Rider by Kate Lopresti
Pledge $75 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of the Best of Intentions by Keith Rosson
Pledge $85 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a copy of Things Are Meaning Less by Al Burian
Pledge $100 or more
In addition to the above, you also get an original edition $100 & T-shirt DVD
Pledge $200 or more
In addition to the above, you also get a six-month BFF subscription (we will send you all of our new published titles each month)
Pledge $300 or more
In addition to the above, you get all of those plus a copies of Brainfag Forever by Nate Beaty, Chainbreaker Bike Book, CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #5, Distance Makes The Heart Grow Sick by Cristy Road, DIY Screenprinting by John Isaacson, Dwelling Portably ’80-89, I Hate This Part of Texas/Keep Loving, Keep Fighting, Invincible Summer Volumne I and II by Nicole Georges, Mostly True by Bill Daniel, My Brain Hurts Vol. 1 by Liz Baille, Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance, Snakepit 2007 by Ben Snakepit, Still We Ride DVD, Welcome to the Dahl House by Ken Dahl, X Ray Visions DVD (and soundtrack CD), and Zinester’s Guide to Portland
Pledge $400 or more
In addition to the above, you also get copies of The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #1-4, On Subbing by Dave Roche, Doris Anthology by Cindy Crabb, Hot Damn & Hell Yeah / The Dirty South Cookbook by Vanessa Doe and Ryan Splint, Best of Intentions: The Avow Anthology by Keith Rossen, Coffeeshop Crushes, Homeland Insecurity DVD, and a Microcosm T-shirt