Northwest Press has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Don GaddisA Home Without, a slice-of-life watercolour graphic novel based on the author’s childhood. A Home Without will be Northwest Press’ first new book project since 2020.

According to the PR,

“This beautiful watercolor graphic novel explores the tumultuous, heartbreaking, hopeful, and tender story of River, a young boy growing up in the Bible Belt in Georgia. His father’s rages grow ever more dangerous, year after year, throwing the household into chaos… until things reach a breaking point. In the end, the children are forced to take on the emotional responsibilities that their own parents will not.”

The A Home Without Kickstarter has a $20,000 funding goal which aims to help the publisher cover printing costs, prepay creator royalties, assist with promoting the book, and more. Backers can order a $10 digital or $15 early bird print edition ($5 less than the regular price).

Don Gaddis is an Atlanta-based writer and artist who grew up in the South during the 1980s. He attended the Savannah College of Art & Design and has contributed to numerous independent comics and magazines, Bruno Gmunder art anthologies, and New York’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. He has published two poetry books and a prose novel, and currently has two webcomicsSparky, the Sassy Android, and Dapper Men In Love. A Home Without reportedly emerged during the pandemic lockdowns.

A Home Without

Founded in 2010 by comics writer and activist Charles “Zan” Christensen, Northwest Press is a multi-award-winning Seattle publisher with two goals: “publishing the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comics collections and graphic novels and celebrating the LGBT comics community”. The last book published – and crowdfunded – by Northwest Press was Dave Ebersole, Delia Gable, and Vinnie Rico’s Dash, a gay noir graphic novel which made $20,451 on a $15,000 funding goal in July 2020.