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IDW's Woodworks Launches Kickstarter For World's Most Expensive Magazine: Full Bleed

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, September 13 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

IDW's Woodworks Launches Kickstarter For World's Most Expensive Magazine: Full Bleed

The quarterly hardcover magazine is 200 pages and no ads for $25.

Source: Kickstarter

For the sake of full transparency, Tim Midura is also a writer for Full Bleed.


Ever since the announcement last December that IDW Publishing was launching a satellite office in Portland, Woodworks, founder Dirk Wood has been silently planning and plotting. Now nine months later, Wood's baby is ready to be shown to the world. Full Bleed is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover "magazine," curated and edited by IDW Publishing's Dirk Wood and Ted Adams.

By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.

In order to build a subscriber base and keep it ad-free, IDW launched the magazine on Kickstarter, with single-issue and four-issue subscriptions. Retailers can also get a 2 for 1 deal, to be fulfilled by Diamond. A single 200 page, ad-free volume will cost $25.

And to be fair, IDW is no stranger to the world of Kickstarter.

To check out Full Bleed, click here.

See below for a partial list of comics/stories/articles in the first volume.

  • This Volume's Centerpiece: A new in-depth interview with legendary author Stephen King, by IDW's Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. An interview like no other he has given, it begins with his childhood love of comics, and spins out from there...
  • The Lost Alan Moore Interview: An unpublished and extensive interview with Alan Moore, originally conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by Gavin Edwards in 2006, with a new introduction.
  • A tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson by close friend and former editor Shawna Gore
  • A brand-new short story from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale with spot illustrations from Tim Truman
  • An interview with punk rock legend Carla Bozulich by Whitney Phaneuf
  • New comic strips from the creator of Too Much Coffee Man and Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler
  • A personal remembrance of Douglas Adams by Arvind Ethan David
  • "The Histories of Herodotus" – Historical musings, along with spot illustrations by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones/God is Disappointed in You)
  • A feature on the history of comics on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, by Calvin Reid, Publisher's Weekly Senior Editor, and comics advocate
  • An autobiographical comic from the creator of Gumballs, Erin Nations
  • A Cuban travelogue from IDW's CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams
  • A personal tale of whiskey, vinyl records, and Japan by Jarrett Melendez , with spot illustrations from Sara Richard
  • A roundtable discussion on Alternative Comics, conducted by Josh Bayer: Featuring Tara Booth, Derf, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Johnny Ryan and Haleigh Buck
  • A political rant of epic proportions along with spot illustrations; By Minimum Wage creator, Bob Fingerman
  • A personal tale of health food stores and swinger parties in 1970s California, told through the lens of his Grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
  • A new comic story from the creator of Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell
  • A rumination on the 5 most important artists of the Underground Comix movement by Bob Levin
  • A new autobiographical comic from Jen VaughnA new autobiographical comic from Gideon Kendall
  • A career-spanning interview with noted war photographer Don McCullin by Joel Meadows
  • A short story by Bram Stoker Award-winner, bestselling author Paul Tremblay
  • A long form feature on comics' conquest of museums and galleries by Rob Salkowitz
  • A mission statement and opening salvo editorial column, from Creative Director Dirk Wood


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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