WELCOME TO MAGNETIC-CON 2023!
What is MAGNETIC-CON?
Conceptually, MAGNETIC-CON is a celebration of the best graphic novels and art books published by Magnetic Press, featuring past, present, and future titles that showcase some of the most creatively inspiring talent and projects from around the world.
In actuality, MAGNETIC-CON is simply our way of hosting an annual event for fans regardless of location, with exclusive content and swag to complete the "attendee experience!" This includes the second volume of our annual Con Book, new branded attendee badges and lanyards, fashionable event Tees, and a limited-edition VIP Loot Box filled with awesome collectible items that will only be available through this online campaign event! PLUS, like a good, well-stocked convention booth, you'll have access to a slew of over 200 ADD-ONS from our celebrated back catalog at HUGE DISCOUNTS (up to 60% OFF!)
Repeat: This is not an actual convention -- this campaign is simply our "virtual convention booth" offering our newest annual Art Book and collectibles themed around this (made-up) event.
Exclusive MAGNETIC-CON 2023 ANNUAL Book
Headlining the MAGNETIC-CON offerings is the MAGNETIC-CON 2023 BOOK, a "Convention Art and Activity Book" featuring 64 pages of new comics, tabletop gaming resources, exciting artwork, interviews with some of Magnetic’s most popular creators, as well as a sneak peek at some of the exciting projects currently in the works!
Featuring a cover by the legendary ZACH HOWARD (Hellboy, Wild Blue Yonder) and back cover by TORU TERADA (Small World, Black Box Chronicles), this 64-page, perfect-bound softcover is more than your usual convention program book – it’s more like a premium Magnetic Press Annual filled with artist spotlights, galleries, and new original CREATIVE CONTENT, including:
- An original 12-page BLACK BOX comic story by Caio Oliveira
- Spotlight galleries on Georges Bess, Sergio Toppi, and Zach Howard
- A look at our next BIG TABLETOP RPG (based on a major property!)
- A sneak peek at our big Osamu Tezuka tribute project
- Some brand new tabletop Role Playing resources (including a complete micro-RPG!)
- A peek at five exciting new titles coming up in the next year
- ...and a FREE old-school 8-bit BLACK BOX video game link!
Your exclusive "VIRTUAL ATTENDEE" PACKAGE
These designs are unique to this year's event, showing that you truly are Magnetic.
Limited Edition VIP LOOT BOX
- A premium 1.75” golden metal Cyber Coin (future money!)
- A luxurious Etched Metal Bookmark
- One transparent plastic Ambassadors Club Card with (unique individual member number!)
- A foil pack of 18 trading cards (including a random webstore discount code worth 15-35% off!)
- ...PLUS: TWO OR MORE AWESOME BOOKS!
Each box will contain TWO (or more) FULL BOOKS selected from our celebrated catalog. There are TEN DIFFERENT COLLECTION THEMES TO CHOOSE FROM:
- The TOPPI Box: Includes The Collected Toppi vol.1 - The Enchanted World and Toppi's Bestiary by Sergio Toppi
- The GUNLAND Box: Includes the complete Gunland series, vols 1-3, by Captain Artiglio
- The STREAMLINER Box: Includes the complete Streamliner series, vols 1-2, by 'Fane
- The HORROR Box: Includes Daomu by Kennedy Xu and Ken Chou and Fraternity by Juan Diaz Canales and José-Luis Munuera
- The MAGNETIC CLASSICS Box: Includes Doomboy by Tony Sandoval and Luminae by Bengal
- The CYBER Box: Includes Ghost Money Omnibus by Smolderen and Bertail and Zaya by JD Morvan and Huang-Jia Wei
- The ANIMAL ALLY Box: Includes Letters from Animals by Brremaud and Rigano and Waluk by Ruiz and Miralles
- The ZELPHIRE Box: Includes the complete Rise of the Zelphire series, vol 1-3, by Karim Friha
- The APOCALYPSE Box: Includes After the Fall by Queyssi and Juzhen and Ashes Ashes by JD Morvan and Rey Macutay
- The EXISTENTIAL Box: Includes Pistouvi by Merwan and Gatignol and The Big Empty Life of Alphonse Tabouret by Sibylline, Capucine and d'Aviau
*** LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES! *** Over $120 worth of loot for only$65!
Box selection will be made in Pledge Manager after the campaign.
What convention experience would be complete without an official Convention Tee?
These will be rewarded as vouchers good for one Tee of any size , color, or design to be ordered from our webstore and fulfilled directly from Printful. There will be multiple material blends and color combinations to choose from.
HERE'S WHERE THE FUN BEGINS...
ALL OF THESE ITEMS (AND MORE!) will be available to add to your order in the Pledge Manager after the campaign:
- *1000 STORMS, by Tony Sandoval: $12.00 -52% off!
- 50 ANIMATED YEARS OF LUPIN THE 3rd: $30.00 -25% off!
- ADRASTEA, by Mathieu Bablet: $25.00 -17% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- BLACK COMIX RETURNS: $18.00 -40% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- *BLACK WATER LILIES, by Duval, Bussi, and Cassegrain: $25.00 -17% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- CARBON & SILICON, by Mathieu Bablet: $25.00 -17% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- MONOLITH, by LRNZ and Recchioni (foil variant cover): $15.00 -50% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- NAJA, by JD Morvan and Bengal: $20.00 -33% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- SHANGRI-LA, by Mathieu Bablet: $25.00 -17% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- SMALL WORLD, by Morvan and Terada (Peach Momoko cover): $18.00 -40% off!
- TEMUDJIN, by Ozanam and Carrion: $25.00 -29% off!
- THE ART OF CARBON GREY, by Hoang Nguyen: $20.00 -33% off -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- THE COLLECTED TOPPI vol. 1: THE ENCHANTED WORLD, by Sergio Toppi: $18.00 -28% off!
- THE COLLECTED TOPPI vol. 3: SOUTH AMERICA by Sergio Toppi: $18.00 -28% off!
- THE COLLECTED TOPPI Vol. 9: THE OLD WORLD by Sergio Toppi: $18.00 -28% off!
- THE MONKEY KING: THE COMPETE ODYSSEY Paperback, by Chaiko: $25.00 -17% off!
- THE TOPPI GALLERY: BESTIARY, by Sergio Toppi: $18.00 -28% off!
- THE TOPPI GALLERY: SCENES FROM THE BIBLE, by Sergio Toppi: $18.00 -28% off!
- THE WALL, by Charreyron and Alberti: $12.00 -60% off!
- TRAPPED ON ZARKASS, by Yann and Cassegrain: $20.00 -33% off!
- VIEWPOINT DX Edition, by LRNZ: $15.00 -50% off!
- WAHCOMMO, by Luis NCT (Karl Kerschl variant cover): $15.00 -50% off!
- ZAYA (Paperback edition), by JD Morvan and Hoang-Jia Wei: $12.00 -52% off!
Deluxe Editions, Slipcases, and Boxed Sets:
- 50 ANIMATED YEARS OF LUPIN THE 3rd (Deluxe Slipcase Edition): $60.00 -20% off!
- *LITTLE TAILS SERIES Boxed Set: $60.00 -40% off -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- *LOVE SERIES Boxed Set: $60.00 -40% off -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- LUMINAE Slipcase Edition, by Bengal: $30.00 -33% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- ORPHANS Boxed Set (vols 1-4): $50.00 -38% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- SHANGRI-LA / CARBON & SILICON Slipcase Edition: $64.00 -20% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- *HERAKLES v1-3 (Bundle), by Edouard Cour: $45.00 -25% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- JAZZ MAYNARD v1+2 (Bundle), by Roger and Raule: $25.00 -47% off! -- [VERY LOW STOCK!]
- STREAMLINER v1+2 (Bundle), by 'Fane: $20.00 -60% off!
- THE BALLAD OF YAYA v1-9 (Bundle), by Marty, Omont, Girard, and Zhao: $50.00 -56% off!
- WARSHIP JOLLY ROGER vol1+2 (Bundle), by Runberg and Montllo: $25.00 -47% off!
- *CARBON GREY RPG Deluxe Boxed Set: $100.00 -33% off!
- CARBON GREY: The Role Playing Game Core Rule Book: $30.00 -25% off!
- KLAW: WERE-WARS Core Game Set: $20.00 -50% off!
- KLAW: WERE-WARS The Forgotten Expansion Set: $15.00 -50% off!
- THE WORLD OF CASSYNO World/Rule Book + Poker Deck by Bengal: $15.00 -36% off!
THAT'S NOT ALL!
- Even MORE recent book releases and insanely-discounted Backlist Hits... up to %60 off! 😲
- Limited Edition linen cardstock prints by hot artists including Peach Momoko and Karl Kerschl. Very few copies left!
- Rare Bonus Sketchbooks for titles such as PARIS 2119, ASTER OF PAN, SMALL WORLD, SHANGRI-LA, and more! Very limited quantities left!
- Past campaign Challenge Coins – looking to fill a gap in your collection? Now’s your chance to complete your set!
- Rare remaining soundtrack vinyl singles from ASTER OF PAN, SMALL WORLD, and SHANGRI-LA!
- Plus an assortment of other previous campaign stretch goal items and bundles, including lapel pins, patches, postcards, and bookmarks!
THE AMBASSADORS CLUB
When we launched Magnetic Press in 2014, we had one goal in mind: to bring some of the coolest books and amazing artists in the world to print in the US. And now, as we roll forward, we want to bring you, the discerning readers, collectors, and avid supporters, along for the ride, and to reward you for that support.
By pledging at the VIP level, you'll receive a semi-transparent plastic membership card with your unique membership number! As we build the Ambassadors Club program, you'll be registered for any special offers, promotional freebies, and exclusive access to future Magnetic Press projects and events!
We need you to be our Ambassadors in the world.
So to get you started (if you're not already a member), in addition to your pledge tier rewards, ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE AN EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF AMBASSADOR POINTS AS THEIR TOTAL PLEDGE VALUE. If you aren't familiar with our Ambassador Point program, visit our webstore for more information.
- $15k: Con Book sized up from 6x9" to comic-size (6.625 x 10.1875")
- $25k: Con Book sized up to magazine-size (8.5x11")
This project ships worldwide. That means Customs-friendly delivery with VAT accounted for prior to shipping.
- DOMESTIC UNITED STATES: $12-16
- EU/UK: $26-28
- CANADA: $22-27
- AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: $32-46
- JAPAN/CHINA/ASIA: $28-36
- NORWAY/SWITZERLAND: $35-40
Lesser weights may come in a bit lower, and heavier packages may come in higher, but we will do our best to offer the most reasonable rates available at the time of fulfillment.