The BAYlies Issue 1 is a 8.5 x 11 printed magazine comics anthology featuring 22 Bay Area Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists. We have interviews with local organizers and educators, local comic book shop maps and imformation on Bay Area comics history!
Any money made from sales of The BAYlies Issue 1 goes directly to The BAYlies Art Grant to fund additional Queer Cartoonists and Cartoonists of Color in The Bay Area. In September we awarded 11 Bay Area Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists with $100 each.
Some of the cartoonists involved have won Ignatz Awards, Eisners, Prism Awards, Glyph Comics Awards, organize for SF Zine Fest, Queers and Comics, Oakland Creates, teach at Mills College, CCA, SFSU, have worked with The New Yorker, The Nib, The Believer Mag, local newspapers and more!
They are organizers, educators, and community members as well as cartoonists! This Kickstarter is to fund the printing, distribution and payment of the cartoonists involved in The BAYlies Issue 1.