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Big news about Draw The Line

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

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Hello everyone,

I'm writing with some exciting news - the Draw The Line book will soon be a reality -- and coming through your letterboxes, if all goes to plan, well before Xmas.

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your patience. I'm aware that fundraising for this book has taken quite a bit longer than any of us expected, and it has weighed heavy on my mind that I haven't yet been…

Speaking at Speakeasy

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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Hi all,

Just a quick note to say we'll be at Speakeasy in Worthing tomorrow night, presenting the Draw The Line project and keen to get a whole new room of people enthised by a) comics and b) political activism.

If you live locally it'd be great to see you there. Tickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/486634.

x Myf

Robin Ince, Darryl Cunningham, and Draw The Line

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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Hello, and a big welcome/thank you to our latest pledgers! Lovely to have you here.

I just wanted to let everyone know about an event happening in Brighton this Sunday (3 Nov). Comic artist Darryl Cunningham will be in conversation with the comedian Robin Ince.

Darryl's latest book, Billionaires, examines the super-rich, like Rupert Murdoch and Jeff Bezos, and the effects they've had on both…

Draw The Line funds boosted by a rainbow dinner

Monday, 16 September 2019

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It's always lovely when new Draw The Line pledges come in. When those pledges involve an evening of food, wine and good conversation, well — you certainly won't hear any complaints from me!

The newest contributions come thanks to Gwendoline, of Hastings, who generously suggested that she could host a crowdfunding event, with the cost of entry being a pledge. On Saturday night, she gathered together…

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What's a raging granny?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

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…

What's a raging granny?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

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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…

Comic drawing workshops are go!

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

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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…

See you in Bristol?

Thursday, 11 April 2019

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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…

A flurry of activity for Draw The Line

Friday, 8 February 2019

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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…

Let's speed things up a bit

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

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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…

Catch us at the Lakes Festival

Sunday, 23 September 2018

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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…

Welcome new backers! Please let us know what made you pledge

Sunday, 19 August 2018

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…

Which Draw The Line artists are offering bespoke commissions?

Monday, 18 June 2018

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.

More detail on the Draw The Line pledge rewards

Thursday, 7 June 2018

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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.

Original artwork rewards

Monday, 21 May 2018

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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…

Where Draw The Line's profits are going

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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…

Funding
52% funded
194 backers