Dear Tumblrverse! I am excited, and more than a little terrified, to announce that I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for my nonfiction graphic novel project, The Soviet. Please click the link to find out more, but for now know that I’m just one chapter away from finishing all 223 pages of it, and I (desperately) need your help to finish the last remaining stretch, send the book to a printer, and ship it to potential publishers! I took a year off from grad school in order to write it, and lived entirely on savings for the past year in order to complete it. It’s been a labor-intensive and immensely time-consuming process— almost everything was done by hand, and I created a hand-drawn font specifically for the graphic novel— but I’m excited to finally (hopefully) get this work out there. It’s been in the works since SPX 2012, when I volunteered at the fest and passed around minicomics to anyone I could find. And now it’s *almost* entirely done, and just need help getting it printed and distributed.