General Interest Newsletter: April 13, 2022

The Kickstarter for our second anthology, And Seek (Not) to Alter Me: Queer Fanworks Inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is coming to a close…

Our second Kickstarter has been a blast to run, and a huge success – we reached our initial $12,000 funding goal, and we’ve also reached our first stretch goal, enabling us to add full color art by Gio Guimarães to our back cover! But we’re not done yet…

Have you heard about the project yet? YES? Well, then, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on your chance to get this gorgeous book of artwork and stories inspired by Much Ado About Nothing in print! Back our Kickstarter now!

Already backed and looking for other ways to support Duck Prints Press? Make sure you support us on Patreon – backers get exclusive extras, including this adorable dux as a die-cut sticker!

Haven’t heard about And Seek (Not) to Alter Me yet? Now is your moment!

Duck Prints Press LLC is thrilled to share our latest anthology project with you! In And Seek (Not) to Alter Me, 16 authors and 16 artists have come together to create an exquisite, full-color collection of artwork and stories inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing. We encouraged contributors to stretch their imaginations, think outside the box, and put their own unique—and queer—twist on Benedick, Beatrice, Hero, Claudio, Don Pedro, and the whole gang! In true Shakespearean fashion, our creators utilize gender, sexuality, romanticism, and a host of costume changes to tell unique stories—some featuring original characters, some characters from the play—that show Shakespeare’s work in a whole new light.

So—grab a cup of tea and reread or rewatch your favorite version of Much Ado About Nothing to refresh your memory. Our stories and artworks feature wlw, mlm, poly relationships, trans characters, gender swaps, canon divergent tales, AUs…there’s even a two-page comic! Settle in with this delightful collection and enjoy visiting Messina (and elsewhere!) and falling in love with Leonato’s family and the troops of Don Pedro’s army (and many others!) again and again and again!

And Seek (Not) to Alter Me is a stunning zine, printed in full color, A4 size (8 1/4 inches x 11 3/4 inches/21 cm x 30 cm), approximately 150 pages long. It includes 16 stories, each up to 5,000 words long, and 20 full-page interior artworks. Creators share their visions with us, discuss their inspiration, and take us along on a journey to experience what this play and these characters mean to them.

You want the book? We’ve got you covered! You want gorgeous merchandise? We’ve got that too…

Don’t miss out on your chance to get all this gorgeous awesomeness! Check out our Kickstarter NOW!