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We Recommend Crowdfunding Project — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantazine –kickstarter

We often encourage crowdfunding efforts and one of the project founders is a female film critic/colleague from Canada who also creates the twobrowngirls pop culture podcast found on iTunes. So we can’t Wait!

 

You know he’s got a bad reputation. Walks-around-always-mad reputation. Starts-a-fight-with-a-pap reputation.

The Kanye zine is a dedication to the lyrical genius himself.

It’s a creation of love by three sassy Kanye fans who appreciate the complexity of his personhood. His vision and impact has undoubtedly affected pop culture at large—and so we want to create a space where we can explore and critique that.

Together with a collection of incredibly talented artists and writers, we want to create a one-time-only 128-page zine all about Kanye West. The Kanye zine will feature all new, original essays and illustrations in a high-quality print publication. So far, we’ve confirmed the following contributors:

Adam WaitoAlex Rhek, Averill Smith, Chris Piascik, Michelle LeFade, Vladimir Kato, Amy Rose Spiegel, Anupa Mistry, Haley Cullingham, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Kiese Laymon, Ohara HaleRawiya Kameir, Rembert Browne, Sasha Frere-Jones, plus an introduction by Ayesha A. Siddiqi

Here are some of the titles & essay descriptions so far:

Feel Like Deepak Chopra: The Irrational Spirituality of Yeezy

Yeezus Walks—The Deification of Kanye West: A personal/critical take on the falsehood of celebrity worship as “destructive”.

Kanye Needs A Boyfriend

Joke’s On You, We’re Still Alive: An essay addressing Kanye’s gorgeous populism—the way he feeds the world untempered, vicious, brilliant social and cultural theory in the hugely commercial medium of “Kanye West records.” He trusts his listeners as his peers, and doesn’t kowtow to anybody else’s attempts to undermine what he knows is his, and their, truth.

We need your help to make this happen.

We’re making this zine because it’s a zine we want to read, and we think you’ll want to read it too.

We’re asking for exactly what we need to print the zine and pay our contributors—nothing more, nothing less. With your support, we’ll print enough copies to send to our backers and pay each contributor a fair wage.

The breakdown of our budget is as follows:

Printing & Production (includes printing the zine, proofs for copyediting, the domain name of our website, shipping labels, envelopes, tote bags, and art prints): $8,410

Wages (for all the artists, writers, and one copyeditor): $6,590

If we’re successful, we’ll begin work on the zine immediately and ship all the copies by early November 2014.

If Yeezus smiles on us and we reach Kanye-levels of success, we have a plan for that extra money: bonuses for all the contributors, printing more copies to distribute at some of our favorite independent bookstores, and taking the zine to shows and fairs around Canada and the U.S.

Our zine will be printed by The Prolific Group, a Canadian company that prints some of the most beautiful magazines on newsstands today. The Kanye zine will be perfect bound, 6.25w x 9.25h, full color, printed on 100lb. Neenah Coronado Cover (Stipple Finish/Infinite White) and 60lb. #2 Gloss Text.

Video by Daniel Reis

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We are filled with the kind of confidence that can only come from channeling Kanye West, but we also recognize the reality of putting together a zine of this quality in such a short amount of time. We’ve drafted a tentative schedule based on a successful project, and we have made sure that our schedules will permit us to write, edit, copyedit, design, print, and ship our zine by November 2014.

In the event of delays, we’ll notify all backers immediately and work as hard as possible to get the zine out as close to our original shipping date as possible. We’ll be totally transparent about our production every step of the way so that backers won’t be left wondering what the status of their zines are.

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    6 backers

    Wake Up Mr. West: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine.

    Estimated delivery: Nov 2014
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    50 backers

    H to the—: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine, plus a copy of the Kanye zine.

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    7 backers

    The Graduation Special: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine, plus a copy of the Kanye zine, plus an 11″ x 17″ art print taken from the Kanye Zine.

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    Put Your Hands to the Constellations: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine, plus a copy of the Kanye zine, plus an 11″ x 17″ art print taken from the Kanye zine, and a special edition Kanye tote bag.

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    Where’s my Damn Croissants: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine, plus a copy of the Kanye zine, plus a special edition Kanye tote bag, plus a personalized art print from one of our artists (TBD).

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Rosewood Status: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine, plus a copy of the Kanye zine, plus a special edition Kanye tote bag, plus an 11″ x 17″ art print taken from the Kanye zine, and a special mixtape created by the contributors of the Kanye zine.

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    The Yeezus Christ: Our sincerest thanks, plus your name on our Thank You page in the zine, plus a copy of the Kanye zine, plus a special edition Kanye tote bag, plus an 11″ x 17″ art print taken from the Kanye zine, plus a special mixtape created by the contributors of the Kanye zine, and YOU inserted into the Kanye video of your choice, courtesy of Daniel Reis.

    Estimated delivery: Nov 2014
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Funding period

Jul 21 2014 – Aug 20 2014 (30 days)

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July 24, 2014 - Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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