350+ pages of autobiographical comics about anxiety by 50 incredible indie cartoonists!
About this project
Sweaty Palms is an autobiographical comics anthology about anxiety. The book contains more than 350 beautiful pages of black and white comics by 50 incredible indie cartoonists. We’ve collected their stories to present a very intimate and comprehensive look at what it’s like living with anxiety.
This anthology is our way of helping to destigmatize mental illness. As cartoonists, we can’t think of a better medium for the job! Visual storytelling gives a face to abstract things, like anxiety, which can be very difficult or painful to convey otherwise. It is our hope that readers will connect with the stories and know that they aren’t alone.
We hope you’ll consider sharing or backing. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!
. Aaron C. Snow . Agawa Robinson . Aimee Laura . André Valente . Anna Sellheim . B. Mure .Barbara Geoghegan . Bis Thornton . Bryan Stone . Cathrin Peterslund . Celia Favorite . Chris Brunner (Cover Artist) . Christina Mattison Ebert . Christina Poag . Claudia E. Berger .Constanza Yovaniniz . Emily Helen . Erin Hunting . Gillian Blekkenhorst . Glip . Hayden Myers .Jackie Roche . Joamette Gil . Joseph Whitt . Justė Urbonavičiūtė . Justin Hubbell . Kat Fajardo .Katy Farina . Kevin Budnik . Lauren Dawson . Liz Enright . Lucie Ebrey . M. Dlabick . Mady G .Mary Verhoeven . Max Currie . Mike Freiheit . Miranda Harmon . Monica Gallagher . Morgan Beem . Olly Blake . Rachel Ordway . Sage Coffey . Sara Goetter . Sarah Simes . Scott Stripling. Shawn Daughhetee . Shivana Sookdeo . Sofie Louise Dam . Stephanie Hovden . Tony Wolf .Weston Notestine .
A lovely softcover perfect bound book containing over 350 pages of black and white comics. At 6″ x 8.5″ it will make the perfect addition to your bookshelf.
Get a rare, firsthand look at Chris’ Sweaty Palms cover concepts with this digital sketchbook!
4 killer postcards designed by some of our very own contributors! (From left to right: Glip, Morgan Beem, Miranda Harmon, and Sofie Louise Dam.)
Each 4″ x 6″ sticker sheet is made of durable vinyl, so go ahead and stick these little fellas all over the place!
A gorgeous 8″ x 10″ three color risograph print designed by illustrator Sloane Kim!
We want to wear this adorable 1″ enamel pin designed by Justė Urbonavičiūtė everywhere!
Sage Coffey and Mike Freiheit are down to draw 1-2 characters or OC’s of your choosing. Commissions are 11″ x 17″ and there’s only one slot per artist. Don’t miss the chance to snag your very own piece of original art!
(See even more previews here!)
Risks and challenges
Shipping rewards for my first Kickstarter campaign was a challenge. In some cases packages were sent out a couple weeks later than expected. We’ve signed up for stamps.com, which will help streamline the fulfillment process!