New anthology Skrawl on Kickstarter

Continuing in the tradition of Escape, Pssst!, and Revolver, SKRAWL is a comic
anthology magazine featuring cartoonists, artists, and writers primarily from the UK’s
independent comic scene. The magazine was launched on Kickstarter on August 1st
and met its goal in under 24 hours. With a long list of up-and-coming UK talent as well
as established professionals, SKRAWL promises to be one of the most exciting comic
anthologies of the year.

The core of SKRAWL are the SKRAWLLORDZ (Mark Hughes (Silverbeard), Russell
Mark Olson (Gateway City; Tripwire Award Best New Talent 2018; Yancy Street Award
Best UK artist 2018), Nick Prolix (Slang Pictorial), Martin Simpson (Needleman,
Pipedream Comics Top 10 Indie Comics of the Year 2018), Pete Taylor (Silverbeard),
and Gustaffo Vargas (Manu, Pipedream Comics Indie Comic of the Year winner,
2019)) who formed during last year’s LICAF. The magazine will also feature guest spots
by their chums, including UK-indie royalty Phil Elliott (Tales from Gimbley), Rosie
Packwood (Bun), Jessica Lucas (Yours, Yesterday), Matt Simmons (Bastard
Galaxia), and the Cartoon Museum’s Artist-in-residence, Mark Stafford (The Bad Bad
Place). And to further accentuate the magazine-ness of the anthology, John Reppion
(Conspiracy of Ravens) and Lucy Sullivan (Barking) will provide an illustrated short folk
horror story.

While experimentation is not a requirement, SKRAWL aims to allow cartoonists the freedom to explore the medium of comics and offer opportunities for collaboration. Many
aspects of the comics industry are in flux, and as an anthology format magazine
available in print and digital, SKRAWL is well positioned to provide cartoonists a vehicle
to navigate the turbulent waters with short, punchy examples of their craft. SKRAWL
fully intends to evolve and grow through subsequent issues.

The SKRAWL Kickstarter campaign offers backers to get on board the publication either
as a fully digital or print edition, with retailer tiers for comic shops and bookstores. The magazine will be US format, (a bit bigger and a lot wider than a US comic– at 280 x 210
mm) perfect bound, and currently sitting at a page count of 84…but we’d like to expand
outwards a bit through stretch goals.

The campaign can be found on Kickstarter at Funding began August
1st and ends on Thursday, August 20th at noon BST. Digital backers can get the full
magazine for £5, while the physical magazine is £12 (plus shipping). Retailers in the UK
and EU can take advantage of the retailer tier which offers 8 copies for £48 (plus
shipping). For more information, please email

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