Arledge Comics has announce they’ve acquired Strange Waters, a queer fantasy comic, from Haunted Cosmos Press. The acquisition was finalized earlier this week and the publisher hopes to restructure the volume and turn the previously failed anthology into a success.
Strange Waters is an anthology that is incredibly on brand for Arledge Comics as the publisher strives to elevate queer voices, creators as well as stories. Although it had failed two Kickstarter campaigns, Arledge Comics is positive that with some restructuring of the anthology, it can become successful. The indie comics publisher will also be working closely with the original creators as they edit and restructure the volume.
Jenn Arledge and Bryce Beal will be the editors of the anthology, with other credits being given to previous editors of the Strange Waters anthology before the acquisition.
Strange Waters will be launching on Kickstarter winter 19/20.
The guests for the anthology include the following:
- Alexa Cassaro (Cartoonist)
- DarkChibiShadow (DCS) (Cartoonist; Space School, My Master is a Naga, Solanaceae, Monster Anthology 1 & 2)
- Dee Scarborough (Cartoonist)
- J.D. Fuller (Cartoonist)
- Jem Milton (Cartoonist; The Flying Ship)
- Juliette GMM Lopez (Cartoonist; Power & Magic, Wanderlust, Lilies Vol. 3)
- Leanna C. & Aurelia Rhoads (Cartoonist and Writer team)
- Lonnie Garcia (Cartoonist; Recondite Hill, Gender Terror)
- Michelle Gruppetta & Mari Costa (Cartoonist team; Dates 2, Wayward Sisters, Group Chat • Peritale, Purity Anthology, The Other Side Anthology, Oath Anthology, Enough Space For Everyone Else)
- N. Queen (Cartoonist; Vertex, The Pantheon Press, Group Chat)
- Robin Daehling (Cartoonist; Say Something)
- Rowan Fridley (Cartoonist)
- Skylar Kardon (Cartoonist)
- Sunny Ôchumuk & Shaina Lu (Writer and Cartoonist team; Lilies, P&M: Heartwood)