IDW Publishing are launching a unique magazine in December titled Full Bleed: The Comics and Culture Quarterly. Serving as the flagship title of the company's new Portland-based Woodworks imprint, Full Bleed will include comics, prose fiction, non-fiction, journalism, and more.
“IDW is always at its best when we’re breaking new ground and Full Bleed is the latest example,” said IDW CEO/Publisher Ted Adams. “Not only is it a great magazine, but I’m also excited about the way we’re launching it. We’re not using Kickstarter to crowdsource funds in the usual sense, because IDW doesn’t need to raise money that way. We’re using Kickstarter to appeal directly to readers and, in an unprecedented and revolutionary way, we’ve worked it out so comic shops can order the books via Kickstarter and have them fulfilled by Diamond. We’re always looking for new ways to sell our books and comics, and we won’t stop until everyone on Earth with a bookshelf knows what IDW can do.”
Adams will be curating and editing Full Bleed alongside Woodworks' head Dirk Wood. No contributors to Full Bleed were named.
“This project is a dream come true. Working with such an amazing group of creators, on such a labor of love, is so much fun,” says Wood. “If you think we’ve got a lot of crazy-good content lined up for the first one, just wait until you see what’s coming.”
The Full Bleed Kickstarter is live here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/41834867/full-bleed-the-comics-and-culture-quarterly