Draw the Line

By Myfanwy Tristram

Over 100 comic artists present positive political actions anyone can take

Graphic novels & comics | Politics
40% funded
153 supporters
Funding
Support this project
Draw the Line
Make Draw the Line a reality – choose your reward below.
$15 
20 pledges

Digital Edition

E-book edition and your name in the back of the book.
Choose this reward
$25  + shipping
80 pledges

Hardback First Edition

First edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Choose this reward
$35  + shipping
30 pledges

Bookplate Edition

First edition hardback, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book a limited edition A5 bookplate.

Only 100 available!

Choose this reward
$35  + shipping
12 pledges

David Blumenstein Comic Bundles

A bundle of David Blumenstein's comics plus a first edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Choose this reward
$55  + shipping
3 pledges

Three Actions collection

First edition hardback, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and a set of three political action prints.

Only 100 available!

Choose this reward
$75  + shipping
2 pledges

A4 Print Edition

First edition hardback, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book an A4 print of the political action comic of your choosing.
Choose this reward
$105  + shipping
1 pledge

Custom Commission by a Draw the Line Artist

First edition hardback, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and a custom commission by a Draw the Line artist. To view the full collection of artwork on offer click here.
Choose this reward
$125  + shipping
5 pledges

Spread the Word Collection

Ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and five first edition hardbacks to spread the word among friends and family.
Choose this reward
$215  + shipping

Original Roger Langridge Artwork

Five first edition hardbacks, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and the original A3 artwork by Roger Langridge for his contribution to Draw the Line, signed by the artist.

Only one available!

Choose this reward
$245  + shipping
3 pledges

Book Group Collection

Ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and 10 copies of the first edition hardback, ideal for groups wanting to start their own political action posse!
Choose this reward
$245  + shipping
1 pledge

Spread the Word Even Further

Ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and ten first edition hardbacks to spread the word among friends and family.
Choose this reward
$305  + shipping

Artist Talk

First edition hardback, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and a talk by an comics artist about creativity, making comics and positive activism.

Venue to be provided and arranged by pledger.

Choose this reward
$305  + shipping

Joanna Neary Comedy Show

Comedian Joanna Neary will come and perform comedy for you and your friends, plus a first edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Choose this reward
$425  + shipping
1 pledge

Artist Workshop

Five first edition hardbacks, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book and an artist-led workshop for five people focusing on comics making.

Venue to be provided and arranged by pledger.

Choose this reward

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get my book delivered to?

We deliver to most countries worldwide. Enter your delivery address during checkout and we'll display the shipping cost when we know where to send your book.

How do supporter names work?

Every person who pledges to help to make a book gets their name included in a supporter section as a thank you. If you want to add a different name, this can be changed in your account after you have completed your pledge.

Still have a question? Visit our Help Centre to find out more.

Have you been feeling powerless in the current political climate? With issues like the migrant crisis, Brexit, and Trump in the White House causing ever more division and fear, it's easy to feel like you can't do anything. Now Draw The Line shows you that anyone can make a difference, with small, easy to achieve actions that anyone can take, each beautifully illustrated by one of 114 comic artists.

All creator profits go to the charity Help Refugees



While the world's leaders and mainstream media talk of what divides us, Draw The Line sees artists from many different countries coming together with a single aim: to give you the information you need to make the world a better place. Illustrators from the US, Australia, Finland, every corner of the UK, Canada and Argentina provided images which are backed up with resources and data to help you explore more.

With contributions from whole host of creators such as Karrie Fransman, Hannah Berry, Steven Appleby, Lucy Knisely, Danny Noble and many more, Draw the Line brings together some of the most exciting voices in comics today, all working to find a way to make a difference. From simple actions that cost nothing, like signing a petition, to ambitious ones like running a march -- or even standing for election -- Draw The Line shows you how to get your voice heard in tough political times.


Many of them can be done on the cheap or for no money at all. Some are suitable for kids. They all have something in common: they are non-partisan steps that any citizen can take when they don't like the way the direction that politics is moving in.


Right now, we happen to be in a time when more right-wing politics have taken the front seat – but one of the driving principles behind this project has been that even if the reverse were true it would still provide a decent toolset for tackling injustice within society.


All pledgers will receive a copy of the book (digital download or physical hardback) made to Unbound's high specifications – a 144 page hardback in full-colour. To commemorate your pledge and provide a really special reminder of your contribution, your name will be included at the back of the book.


But that's not all: there's also the opportunity to get your hands on some truly unique pledge rewards, including your choice of prints from the book's illustrations, the chance to commission a bespoke image from one of many Draw The Line artists, and some very special one-off original artwork (when it's gone it's gone!).


To view the full list of all the artists who are offering workshops and talks as pledge levels, click here.


To view the full collection of artwork on offer, click here.


Or tap into the Draw The Line artists' talent and enthusiasm -- bring them to your local artists' society, social club or college -- or just a gathering of friends -- for a presentation or hands-on art workshop. Pick from a series of topics with artists situated around the world, including Woodrow Phoenix, Jo Harrison, Victor Szepessy, Rachael Ball, Emily Haworth Booth, Sally Kindberg, Richy K. Chandler (all London); Karen Rubins (Enfiedl); Penny Sharp (Glasgow); Zara Slattery, Myfanwy Tristram (Brighton); Al Davison (Coventry); Una (Leeds); David Blumenstein (Australia), Rosa Devine (Ireland); Ally Shwed (New Jersey, USA); and Apila Pepita (Finland).

Quick select rewards

$25  + shipping
80 pledges

Hardback First Edition

First edition hardback, ebook edition and your name in the back of the book.
Choose this reward
$35  + shipping
30 pledges

Bookplate Edition

First edition hardback, ebook edition, your name in the back of the book a limited edition A5 bookplate.

Only 100 available!

Choose this reward
  • Myfanwy Tristram avatar

    Myfanwy Tristram

    Myfanwy Tristram is a cartoonist, illustrator and maker of small press comics based in South-East England who is known for her ability to keenly observe the smaller, quieter moments of life. She started the Draw the Line project as a way to engage with politics in a positive, meaningful way.

  • A sneak peek at the interiors:

    Read more...
  • 22nd August 2019 What's a raging granny?

    As you will all know, since you have pledged for the book, the Draw The Line project contains more than 100 ideas, each illustrated by a comic artist, of actions you can take if you are feeling unhappy with the current political climate.

    Once we had thought of all the more obvious actions, the Draw The Line team started researching more creative ones, and that's when we came across the concept…

    22nd August 2019 What's a raging granny?

    As you will all know, since you have pledged for the book, the Draw The Line project contains more than 100 ideas, each illustrated by a comic artist, of actions you can take if you are feeling unhappy with the current political climate.

    Once we had thought of all the more obvious actions, the Draw The Line team started researching more creative ones, and that's when we came across the concept…

    11th June 2019 Comic drawing workshops are go!

    One of the Draw The Line pledge levels ('artist workshop') gets you not just five first editions of the book, but a real live, breathing comic artist to come and show you and your friends (or club or school or whatever) the skills you need to make your own work.

    I was absolutely thrilled to see this picture from Louise Shackleton who picked the wonderful Woodrow Phoenix and hosted the group…

    11th April 2019 See you in Bristol?

    Hello pledgers!

    I am continuing to spread the word about Draw The Line and thanks to a fortuitous bit of timing around a work trip, the next talk I give will be in Bristol, as part of the regular Laydeez Do Comics meet-up, on May 9 from 6.30-8.30pm.

    They've very kindly given me a slot in with the speakers they'd already arranged, who look really interesting. You can bag a free ticket at Eventbrite…

    8th February 2019 A flurry of activity for Draw The Line

    Hello to pledgers old and new.

    We've had some excellent opportunities to speak about Draw The Line recently, so now you can choose how you'd prefer to enjoy your updates - in print, on air or in person!

    Firstly, you can listen to this week's episode of Panel Borders which broadcast on Resonance FM and is now available in podcast form, titled Comics Activism. It's split into two parts…

    11th December 2018 Let's speed things up a bit

    Hello everyone, and a particularly big welcome/thank you to our newest Draw The Line pledgers! I'm so glad you found your way here, and felt that the project was worth backing.

    Just to remind you all of why you pledged, Draw The Line is a toolkit for anyone feeling powerless in the current political climate. It offers more than 100 ideas for making change, and they're all illustrated by comic artists…

    23rd September 2018 Catch us at the Lakes Festival

    Hello pledgers,

    As you'll have seen if you've visited the Unbound page recently, we're still corwdfunding slowly but steadily and we currently stand at 29% funded.

    We're hoping to get the word spread a lot further next month though, because a load of the Draw The Line artists will be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, UK on October 13 and 14.

    Not through any prior organisation…

    19th August 2018 Welcome new backers! Please let us know what made you pledge

    Hi everyone, and a particularly enthusiastic hello to everyone who's pledged in the last couple of months. It's great to have your support and to know that we're that bit nearer to our target of getting the Draw The Line book into your hands.

    We so want to get these fabulous comics with their ideas for positive political action out into the world -- and if you have a moment, there are a couple…

    18th June 2018 Which Draw The Line artists are offering bespoke commissions?

    We're a fifth of the way there! Thanks so much to everyone who's pledged so far, and an especially big thank you if you've also helped spread the word about the project. Personal recommendations really do bring more people on board.

    A very short update this time, but an important one - just to say that you can now see a list of all the artists offering bespoke commissions on one handy page.

    7th June 2018 More detail on the Draw The Line pledge rewards

    Many thanks to those who have pledged since the last update. It's very exciting to see the total creeping up!

    I wanted to lay out a bit more detail about the pledge rewards. We're fortunate, with multi-artist project, to be able to offer so many and diverse rewards, but the downside of that is... how do you convey the huge multiplicity of options?! Well here's an attempt to do just that.

    21st May 2018 Original artwork rewards

    As you'll know if you follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, we've been posting an image a day from the Draw The Line project. Today's is from Joe Decie, and celebrates 'neighbourhood sharing' schemes. Typically for Joe, it takes a slightly sideways view.

    If you're not familiar with Joe's work already, then boy do you have a treat waiting for you - you can flip through stacks of his comics…

    15th May 2018 Where Draw The Line's profits are going

    Thank you so much to everyone who's already pledged for the Draw The Line book and got us off to a really good start! Over the next few weeks, while we continue to crowdfund, we'll be adding a few more reward options such as original artwork from more of the Draw The Line artists. Don't worry if something pops up that you wish you'd known about before you pledged - you can change pledges at any time…

  • These people are helping to fund Draw the Line.

    User avatar

    Alison Steel

    User avatar

    Erica Smith

    User avatar

    Ralph Sperring

    User avatar

    Zena Barrie

    User avatar

    Nicola Haggett

    User avatar

    sarah corbett

    User avatar

    Lasse Nielsen

    User avatar

    Liz Thompson

    User avatar

    Rosa Devine

    User avatar

    Rosa Devine

    User avatar

    Daniela Gargiulo

    User avatar

    Jenny Soep

    User avatar

    Nick Cannan

    User avatar

    Brian Pemberton

    User avatar

    Jon Mason

    User avatar

    Sabine Theresia Schneider

    User avatar

    Lucy Sheppard

    User avatar

    Louise Brown

    User avatar

    Johanna Rojola

    User avatar

    Kristina Josefsson

    User avatar

    Alex Fitch

    User avatar

    Pavel Miller

    View more
  • Beth Gallaway
    Beth Gallaway asked:

    I'd like to purchase for my library, but we only invoice. How can I participate?

    Myfanwy Tristram
    Myfanwy Tristram replied:

    Hi Beth, that's great to hear! Thanks for the question and for your support. Of course, the crowdfunding set-up means that there are no physical books to purchase until the project is fully-funded, which can make things difficult for situations like this. If you're happy to wait until it's all funded, I understand that Unbound have special arrangements for shops, libraries etc, so maybe drop them a line and see if they can give you further information: https://unbound.com/contact