4 GRAPHIC NOVELS & 1 ZINE | personal stories
About this project
2dcloud is a small but ambitious publisher focused on authors and works by cartoonists in the altcomics scene. Our basic operations are funded via our Collections — where we sell groups of books together at a discount. Our very survival is contingent upon the success of crowdfunder presales like this one.
Diversity is important. Both in content and in authorship. Publishing is a small ecosystem. Without diversity and broader representation, as a publisher, as an industry, ideas atrophy. This philosophy is not some “PC” thing, it’s about survival. We want the altcomics industry to flourish, to be sustainable for authors and peer labels. Diversity is quality.
If you value the work we do and the authors we publish, please support us by becoming a backer and help us promote our Spring Collection on social media. Thank you!! <3
ps – All 4 of our larger titles (Turning Japanese, Virus Tropical, Someone Please Have Sex With Me, and Trying Not To Notice) are all printed and will be arriving at our distributor’s warehouse in TN in a matter of weeks. Shipping should be much faster this time around 🙂
2dcloud [is] one of the most interesting and exciting independent publishers working today. — BLOUIN ARTINFO
2dcloud is king of the jungle! Their books are wild! Their artists are nuts! I love everything they’re doing. — Anna Haifisch, author of The Artist on VICE
Spring isn’t over yet! We’re back with another exciting bundle of books! MariNaomi’s latest memoir, Turning Japanese, charts her path of discovery as she explores her biracial heritage. Someone Please Have Sex With Me is Gina Wynbrandt’s crude, sexy, horny pop-culture filled premiere. The english-language edition of Virus Tropical by Powerpaola makes its long-awaited debut. Trying Not To Notice is Will Dinski’s most dense and accomplished graphic novel to date.Altcomics Magazine moves towards its third issue, with its first guest editor, Sab Meynert, taking the series down new avenues.
— Turning Japanese by MariNaomi
— Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt
— Virus Tropical by Powerpaola
— Trying Not To Notice by Will Dinski
— Altcomics Magazine 3
— voice messages
2dcloud commissioned these illustrations from Powerpaola. Additional spot illustrations and design by Jake Terrell. Video editing by Joseph Buchholz.
6 x 7 3/4″
black & white offset
The best comic about being Asian American in Japan. Like Fun Home and Persepolis, Turning Japanese is at once modest and grand. MariNaomi is a master of the small, intimate moments that build to a surprisingly emotional climax. — Jason Shiga, Ignatz and Eisner Award–winner
In Turning Japanese, Mari’s unflinching honesty, open heart, and hard-earned wisdom challenges us to embrace the unexpected detours that unfold in our own lives. — Yumi Sakugawa, author of Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at a hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture.
Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.
MariNaomi reads an excerpt from Turning Japanese for Okey Panky
Someone Please Have Sex With Me
5 x 6.5″
2 color offset
It’s impossible not to fall in love with this hilarious minx as she lunges across the page, nostrils flared, hurling herself into increasingly ridiculous romantic misadventures. Bow down to Gina as she explores what it means to be horny as hell! — Lisa Hanawalt, production designer/producer of BoJack Horseman, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes
Someone Please Have Sex With Me plays with conventions of style and color, featuring pleasingly feminine sherbet-y tones juxtaposed against a story line about a woman looking for love in all the wrong places — in all the wrong ways. — Los Angeles Times
Smart, wickedly funny, and transgressive. More comics like this, please! — John Porcellino, author of The Hospital Suite
Someone Please Have Sex With Me, by Gina Wynbrandt, is a refreshing and wry look at sexual frustration from our young heroine and author. From failed erotic photo shoots and late-onset teen popstar obsessions to fairy Kardashians and pokemon-inspired future-sex, Wynbrandt isn’t one to hold back. SPHSWM finds its footing at the surreal and hilarious juncture between autobiography and fantasy.
GINA PERFORMS HER COMICS IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE
via Brain Frame
Translated by Jamie Richards
6 3/8 x 8 5/8″
2 color offset
Through her dense drawings, Powerpaola is able to show us the magic in the mundane. — Inés Estrada
Powerpaola has a gift for expressing an entire world with a thin black line, building up textures and details that are a joy to get lost in. In Virus Tropical, her memories of a unique family life are so vividly portrayed that you feel like you are living through all the laughter, joy, tears and door-slamming right along with her. It’s a treat of a book. — Sarah Glidden, author of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
In Virus Tropical, Powerpaola uses a series of vignettes to transform the simplicity of middle-class family life into a thought-provoking narrative that would have been inconceivable prior to Colombia’s sexual revolution. Focusing on the lives of a family of women in the 80’s-90’s, Powerpaola’s tale highlights the excitement, danger, and struggles of a country in the midst of radical change.
VIRUS TROPICAL IS BEING MADE INTO A FEATURE LENGTH ANIMATED FILM. A behind the scenes look:
Trying Not To Notice
5.25 x 7.75”
1 color offset
Dinski is an astute observer of the human condition, transcribing our fears, anxieties, delusions and desperation in his every line, taking care to remind us of the humor that can be found in one’s ongoing struggle with the myriad impediments inherent in our species. — Joshua W. Cotter
Will Dinski’s long-awaited return to long-form comics following 2010’s Finger Prints sees not only a dramatic shift in style, but approach to storytelling as well. Focusing on the meteoric rise of a stand-up comedian as told by the people in his orbit, Dinski’s ability to create a layered, nuanced narrative is in top form with Trying Not to Notice.
Altcomics Magazine #3
Featuring GG, E Howey, Juli Majer
7.5 × 10″
1 color interior
2 color cover
“I’m hoping to do a non-linear issue that denotes these comic artists who work with time as something sentient or ungraspable.” This issue’s guest editor, Sab Meynert, speaks about their approach to the first guest edited issue.
The printed companion to our documentary film—in—progress continues. This issue sees Sab Meynert showcase the work of GG, E Howey, and Juli Majer.
1-900-GINA-XXX FANTASY PHONE LINE* (Adults Only) $2.99 for the first minute, $0.99 for each additional minute
GINA delivers an all new erotic serial over voice message. Dial in* to hear Gina’s salacious tales, heavy breathing, and more… Call now… she’s waiting…
*delivered via email. first minute included at the $3 level. full 5 minute serial is $7. included free in all other levels.
Included in all tiers. DRM—free PDFs of the complete collection, made with high resolution photos of the printed objects. Plus a Spring Collection postcard.
Included in all subsequent tiers. The collection in print. Books are offset printed & smythsewn for an ideal reading experience.
14.5 × 15 × 5″ art by Powerpaola 100% cotton canvas 22″ handles reinforced bottom
100% ringspun cotton art by Powerpaola S M L XL
Missed out on our last season? Get Spring & Winter together at a discount.
The Winter Collection features Gulag Casual by Austin English, ITDN by Andrew Burkholder, Mirror Mirror 1 edited by Blaise Larmee, Sec by Sarah Ferrick and Altcomics Magazine #2.
Spring, Winter, Fall ’15. Get 3 of our collections together at a discount.
The Fall Collection features Time Capsule by Maggie Umber, The Necrophilic Landscape by Tracy Auch, Summer Carnival by Jake Terrell, and Altcomics Magazine #1.
PLEASE NOTE: copies of the Fall Collection are very limited.
Spring, Winter, Fall ’15, and Spring ’15. Get all of our collections together at a discount.
The Spring Collection ’15 features Qviet by Andy Burkholder, 3 Books by Blaise Larmee, Salz & Pfeffer by Émilie Gleason, and Big Pussy by Gina Wynbrandt.
Mix & Match
Prefer to mix and match past Collections? Choose any 2 seasons to add to your bundle. Please send us a note as to which Collections you prefer. Do note that the Fall Collection ’15 is in limited supply.
Retailers and distros can order 5 copies of Spring Collection at a steep discount.
Risks and challenges
Problems crop up – artists hand in books late, production can go into overtime, issues can occur at the printer or fulfillment level. Over the years we’ve gotten pretty adept at dealing with these issues as they occur. With that said, our last Collection was late by a couple months. This surprised us as our previous Collection began shipping to backers even before our Kickstarter ended (which we think is a first in Kickstarters history).
How are we going to deal with this? All 4 of our larger titles (Turning Japanese, Virus Tropical, Someone Please Have Sex With Me, Trying Not To Notice are all printed and will be arriving at our distributors warehouse in TN in a matter of weeks. Sab Meynert will be putting the finishing touches on Altcomics Magazine #3 in 2 weeks. By the time the Kickstarter ends we hope to have all titles ready to be photographed for the digital editions.
We will continue to improve our communications with customers to alert them of any potential delays and allow for refunds, on a case by case basis.
NOTE: if you are unsatisfied with your order, DM us for details on a full refund.